Air Emissions Articles

  • Micro Pulse LiDAR: A Critical Tool for Emissions Source Detection

    Micro Pulse LiDAR remote sensing data are used to calculate a highly accurate Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) height to improve plume models that help assess emissions sources. ...

  • Mining Emissions Effectively Monitored with Micro Pulse LiDAR Technology

    Mining operations include blasting, excavating, scraping, and sifting large amounts of dirt. These activities create dust and other emissions that are transported by air currents to surrounding areas. It is easy to say that dangerous particulate matter (PM) generated by mining should be monitored and kept to a minimum; however, it is very challenging to measure the levels of contaminants in the ...

  • A mathematical approach for the analysis of data obtained from the monitoring of biocides leached from treated materials exposed to outdoor conditions

    Leaching processes are responsible for the release of biocides from treated materials into the environment. Adequate modeling of emission processes is required in order to predict emission values in the framework of the risk assessment of biocidal products intended for long-term service life. Regression approaches have been applied to data obtained from the long-term monitoring of biocide ...

  • Amcor tracks its carbon footprint with EnviroChart - Case Study

    Using EnviroChart to gather, process and disseminate emission data enables us to manage our environmental performance. As a major user of energy, Amcor has established and implemented programs to deliver reductions in energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions. This includes the company’s involvement in a number of emissions trading and carbon reporting schemes worldwide. Amcor has ...

  • Reducing the cost of emissions testing – Case Study

    In the early 1970¹s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was formed in response to growing concern about air quality. The EPA developed emissions regulations that targeted the carcinogenic impact of engine exhaust, and set tough regulatory standards for manufacturers to develop cleaner engines. Engine makers needed an instrument that could accurately measure the quantity of ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • New White Papers! What you need to know about mercury emissions monitoring?

    Gasmet Technologies (Finland) has published two White Papers on the monitoring of mercury emissions to air from industrial processes. The LCP BREF Guide provides an overview of current initiatives to reduce mercury emissions and explains how continuous mercury emissions monitoring can help inform process control and the efficient operation of pollution abatement equipment, whilst also ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Portable oil analysis tools reduce routine maintenance costs

    What do a power plant, a hospital, a police station, and a remote mine have in common? They all have essential assets requiring uninterruptible power, commonly powered by an engine generator as primary or backup power. Engine generators, often termed "gensets," combine an electrical generator and an engine. They supply electrical power where normal utility power is not readily available or is ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Paint and Coatings VOC Emission Control - Case Study

    Colt Technologies designed and installed two MAXIM Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTOs) at a new railcar manufacturing facility. Each RTO controls Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and paint spray booth emissions from 40,000 scfm of exhaust air from paint spray booths and interior lining operations at the plant. The RTO systems reduce VOC emissions by 98% utilizing custom ceramic heat transfer ...


    By Colt Technologies, Inc.

  • Biosolids Dryer Emission Control - Case Study

    Colt has completed multiple Biosolids dryer projects, achieving unmatched performance and reliability. In order to handle this very demanding application, Colt engineers started with a clean sheet of paper, and designed the RTO with features that address the problems plaguing the dryer industry. Colt's Dallas based Air Quality Control Group received an order for a 3 chamber MAXIM™ RTO ...


    By Colt Technologies, Inc.

  • Industrial Heating - Non-contact Temperature Measurement Advances for Aluminium Extrusions

    The amount of aluminum extruded has increased considerably in recent years due to the metal’s wide availability and relatively low cost. Extrusions offer a combination of light weight and excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, along with strength and resistance to corrosion. Aluminum also is commonly alloyed with other metals to ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Emissions monitoring according to QAL1 - Case Study

    Application A chemicals company produces boron carbide from the raw materials boric oxide and carbon. Boron carbide powder is used for sintering and hot pressing. In other applications boron carbide is used as fi ller material for plastics, metals and concrete or, when used as a material component, increases the wear resistance of electrodes. The production process takes ...


    By ENVEA

  • Destruction of persistent organic pollutants - Case study

    Destruction of POPs POPs are molecules that persist in the environment due to their low degradability due to natural processes, and their characteristic of bio-accumulation. Due to their persistence, the bio-accumulation of these molecules over long periods of time causes hazardous effects on flora and fauna, and through the food chain, on human health. ...

  • Destruction of ozone depleting substances - Case study

    Destruction of ODSs ODSs are substances that cause the depletion of the ozone layer. Depletion is typically caused by the photo-dissociation of halocarbons and catalytic destruction of ozone by the resulting atomic halogens. The majority of these halocarbons are man-made and have such serious affects to the ozone requiring control synchronized by the Montreal Protocol. ...

  • Gas Concentration Monitoring in Sulfuric acid production

    Sulfuric acid (H2SO4) is a central substance in the chemical industry. Principal uses include mineral processing, fertilizer manufacturing, oil refining, wastewater ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Process vent treatment at major Gulf coast chemical plant - Case Study

    Project highlights and product features Compact, self-contained unit for process vent application treating influent of 30,000 ppm at 2SCFH Media capacity is renewable in place using steam, regenerating to a process receiver for product recovery Addresses new regulatory requirement for emission control on continuous process vents that previously vented to ...


    By ECT2

  • Treating air emissions at a major automotive manufacturer - Case Study

    Project highlights and product features Alternative vapor treatment approach for 105,000-SCFM plant exhaust related to vehicle painting operations Eliminated auxiliary fuel use for emission control, a major element of attaining year 2020 CO2 emission reduction goals, nearly a decade ...


    By ECT2

  • Using a Ground Penetrating Radar (Important terms)

    Air Low dielectric (~1), high velocity material i.e. EM waves travel almost at the speed of light. In air the emission pattern of GPR antennas is broader than in the ground. It is recommended to place the GPR as close to the ground as possible to direct emission energy further into a material. Some applications of GPR include emission exclusively in air.Ground / ...


    By Oerad Tech Ltd

  • What do we mean by “compliance”, and why is it important?

    Several AMETEK Land instruments are used to demonstrate compliance with national or international environmental regulations. These include the 4500 MkIII opacity monitor and the FGA900 series multi-gas analyser. In this article, ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Real Driving Emissions: Meaning and Monitoring

    Road traffic is a key contributor to ambient air pollution in many parts of the world today. Throughout the years, different legislative efforts have been made to reduce pollutant emissions, both at national and international levels. One of the recent steps taken, is to introduce limits on ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Introduction to Quality Assurance of Continuous Emissions Monitoring

    Large industrial plants are required to have and maintain an efficient process of Continuous Emissions Monitoring. In order to indicate that their processes are effective, and their emission monitoring systems meet the required criteria, there are carefully drafted EN Standards for assuring the high quality of permanently installed automated monitoring systems (AMS). In this article we will ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

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