Smoki® USA, Inc Supports NYC Restaurant Owners in Compliance with Emission Regulations

Jun 2023 | Smoki® USA Industry News
Air quality pollution from wood fired kitchen equipment in dense urban centers
Particulate Matters.

Smoki® USA, Inc Offers Affordable Solutions for NYC Restaurant Owners to Comply with New Emission Regulations

The recent enforcement of regulations in New York City to reduce particulate matter emissions from commercial wood-burning kitchen equipment, including wood-burning pizza ovens, smokers, and grills, has sparked controversy and confusion among restaurant owners and the public.

In response, Smoki® USA, Inc, a leading manufacturer and supplier of wet scrubber-based pollution control units, reaffirms its commitment to providing practical solutions for businesses to comply with these regulations. With industry-leading equipment offered at highly competitive pricing, Smoki® USA facilitates a seamless transition toward a cleaner and healthier public environment.

The 2016 update to the NYC Air Pollution Control Code empowered the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to mandate the reduction of emissions of particulate matter from various sources, including restaurants and pizzerias that burn wood or solid fuel, such as New York City’s renowned wood-burning pizzerias. Smoki® USA is proud to offer smoke scrubbing units that can effectively address the emissions problem faced by historic pizza joints in the city. The company’s state-of-the-art units not only meet affordability requirements but also surpass other similar filters available in the market in both size and maintenance cost.

One of the key advantages of Smoki® USA’s smoke scrubbing units is their unparalleled affordability. Compared to other alternatives in the market, Smoki® PCUs cost up to 80% less than competing equipment. Additionally, the installation and maintenance process is remarkably simple, ensuring a minimal down-time window for restaurant owners. Smoke Zapper™ units designed specifically for wood-burning pizza ovens and smokers boast a significantly smaller footprint than generic grease duct PCUs, making them ideal for pizza joints located in tight urban spaces where optimizing available area is crucial.

Paul Giannone, the esteemed pizzeria owner of Paulie Gee’s in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, can attest to the effectiveness of Smoki® USA’s smoke scrubbing units. Although he acknowledges the initial investment, Giannone highlights the positive impact it has had on his business, stating,

My neighbors are much happier… I had a guy coming in for years complaining that the smoke was, you know, going right into his apartment, and I haven’t seen him since he got the scrubber installed.

Paul Giannone, Owner – Paulie Gee’s Pizzeria, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Giannone’s experience mirrors the sentiments of clients across the world that have implemented Smoki® USA’s smoke scrubbing technology. Contrary to concerns about changes in taste or texture, Giannone confidently stated, “No, it hasn’t changed the taste. It hasn’t changed the pizza. It hasn’t changed the product at all.” The units effectively address emission control reduction of particulate matter while ensuring that the beloved flavors and textures of the pizza remain intact.

With Smoki® USA pollution control technology enables restaurant owners and their neighborhood to breathe easy, while delighting customers with the same mouthwatering pizzas they provide to their community.