By Margaret Jackson | Aug 03, 2020
Signal Hill, California
Pollution abatement equipment and plant optimization services
Environmentally conscious manufacturers around the world turn to Ship & Shore Environmental to keep their factories from pumping out toxic pollutants into the air.
The company specializes in the engineering, design, fabrication, and maintenance of pollution abatement equipment, as well as plant optimization services. It specializes in industrial air pollution capture and control systems. The company helps major manufacturers meet Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) abatement challenges by providing customized, energy-efficient air-pollution abatement systems.
"We remove all the pollutants that are normally sent out to the atmosphere," Oskouian says. "Some are extremely harmful and some contribute to polluting the air we breath. We design systems to capture all of that and get rid of it."
In addition to air pollution abatement, among the services Ship & Shore offers are soil remediation; groundwater and wastewater treatment; and barge degassing. Its equipment, which is designed and manufactured in the United States, is engineered and designed specifically for its clients' processes. An in-house project engineer manages each project, and the company provides installation, commissioning and aftermarket services.
Ship & Shore has also developed the Korozon System, a series of decontamination and disinfection technology that uses antimicrobial-activated oxygen to help purify a building's air and surfaces that may be harboring bacteria, viruses and other organic health hazards. The Korozon generator continuously monitors activated oxygen output and helps to circulate clean, disinfected air throughout a facility.
"We've been using it internally and have had our offices open all this time," Oskouian says. "I have a small one I use in my home if people have to come in for service."
The product launched in July 2020. Initial target markets for the Korozon System include hospitality; airplanes and airports; public transportation; malls and retailers; casinos and convention centers; schools, universities and student centers; gyms, spas and recreational areas; libraries; industrial cleaning facilities; and manufacturing facilities.
"It can remove COVID and has been proven to remove SARS [Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome] altogether," Oskouian says "This gets rid of anything and everything, bringing the absolutely clean air into any enclosed environment."
Challenges: Because installing Ship & Shore's equipment doesn't increase a manufacturer's profitability, convincing smaller companies to install it without a government mandate is a tough obstacle to overcome, Oskouian says. "We try to focus on companies that have a major mission to be environmentally conscious, but there are facilities that say if they make me do it, then I'll do it," she explains. "They have to be of conscious mind that they want to address environmental issues."
Opportunities: Ship & Shore is looking for ways to make the capture of pollutants profitable for companies to invest in the equipment. "We've started campaigning for the fact that these are all pollutants going out of your chimneys," Oskouian says. "If we capture it, they have heating value that we can bring back to the plant for hot water and hot air. We're looking at the paybacks you can have."
Needs: Oskouian says it's critical for people to understand that pollutants have no geographic boundaries and that governments from different countries must work together to protect the environment. "Whatever we do in one place will eventually show up somewhere else," she says. "If we don't collectively take care of the problems we have, they will eventually show up somewhere else."