McWane Ductile pioneered the use of baghouses beginning in 2005. All 3 McWane Ductile foundries use state of the art cupola air pollution control systems.
The Cupola uses exhaust gases as fuel to pre-heat incoming air. This increases the melt efficiency by reducing other fuel use and reduces the carbon monoxide emissions to 10 parts per million.
Activated carbon is injected into the exhaust gas stream to reduce mercury emission levels by more than 98 percent.
A baghouse removes the mercury containing activated carbon and particulates at a greater than 99.9% efficiency for filterable particles 2.5 microns and larger.