A Brief History
Atmosphere Recovery, Inc. (ARI) was incorporated in Minnesota in
1994 to research, develop and produce systems for recovery,
reprocessing and reuse of high temperature industrial furnace and
refining process gas.
The aim was to produce a system to
contain the off-gases of a furnace process to reduce energy use and
nearly eliminate off-gas air emissions.
Funding for the
initial system prototype was provided by Dana Corporation (a
first-tier automotive components supplier) and the U.S. Department
From 1994 through 1997 ARI invented, developed
and operated a full scale prototype of its proprietary technology
for recovery and recycling of heat treating furnace atmosphere
exhausts. The system reduced process air emissions more than 96% and
saved more than 25% of the process energy.
showed that rapid and reliable gas sensing was key to operating a
process of this type. From 1997 through 1999 ARI adapted a medical
gas sensor and tested its operation as a production gas sensing
system. With extensive modification this product became ARI's Laser
During the same period ARI tested its process
gas control systems approach and developed technology to improve the
speed and quality of furnace-related processes through gas blending.
ARI is located in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie,
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