Since hydrocarbons are one of the most common compounds used in industrial processes and fuel burning, there are several ways to destroy or abate them.
The first would be through biofiltration. Biofiltration is the process of utilizing natural biological oxidation for the destruction and treat hydrocarbon gases, odors and hydrocarbons. Simply put, biofiltration is the degradation of organic and inorganic substances by microorganisms.
The air flows through what is called a packed bed of media causing the pollutants to transfer into a thin biofilm on the surface of the packed media. The microorganisms are housed in the microfilm and degrade the pollutants. The most common uses of biofiltration, bioscrubbers and biooxidizers include in the processing of waste water, capture of VOCs in surface runoff and microbiotic oxidization of air contam.
Another way to treat hydrocarbons would be with a Vapor Combustion Unit. A Vapor Combustor Unit (VCU) is an abatement system used for the destruction of volatile liquid hydrocarbons, Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
This systems is often used because of recent regulation changes on vapor radiation and visible emissions. VCUs are considered a safer, and more economical option. Being an innovative designer of environmental low flow, sonic, and more, Gulf Coast Environmental Systems can provide you with a cost effective, turn-key solution that will more than satisfy any requirements.