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Forbes is the UK’s leading manufacturer of
environmental technologies

Expert in the design, build and install of VOC control systems

Approaches to VOC Control

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) control can be required to improve water quality, clean exhaust gases and recover solvents, among other applications. 

Scrubbing towers, stripping towers and carbon adsorption can all be used to remove VOCs from process streams.


Carbon adsorption can be used to remove a wide range of contaminants from liquids, or more commonly gasses.

This technology is preferred when contaminant levels are relatively low, as the carbon must be replaced / regenerated once it is saturated with contaminant.

Adsorption can give very high removal efficiencies and is ideal in applications where low emission limits are required.


Absorption can be used to remove water-soluble VOCs from process gas streams and can offer effective recovery of valuable products such as:

  • Ethanol
  • Methanol
  • Acetone
  • Various other solvents

Desorption is a cost-effective method of reducing VOCs in liquids, such as borehole and effluent water. Typical contaminants removed are:

  • BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene)
  • TCE (trichloroethylene)
  • PCE (tetrachloroethylene)
  • Acetone
  • Naphthalene


Extensive in-house chemical and process design capabilities.

Forbes have the expertise and resources to design, build and install VOC control systems and can offer complete packages including control instrumentation, pipework, valves and control panels.

Speak to our sales team to find out more.

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