Air Emissions Articles

  • Air quality in europe 2017

    The Air quality in Europe report series from the EEA presents regular assessments of Europe's air pollutant emissions, concentrations and their associated impacts on health and the environment. Air pollution is a key environmental and social issue and, at the same time, it is a complex problem posing multiple challenges in terms of ...

  • Process-generated contaminants

    Overview: There is not currently a formal and universally recognised definition of a process-generated substance. Process-generated contaminants can be generated as emissions from combustion processes, abrasion and/or other processes that physically or chemically degrade or otherwise modify the starting material(s), e.g. degradation/composting of organic materials. Such ...

  • Application of the European Union Emissions Trading Directive in 2015

    Executive summary This European Environment Agency (EEA) report, Application of the European Union Emissions Trading Directive in 2015, provides an updated overview of the information reported by European Union Member States on the implementation of the EU Emissions Trading System Directive (EU ETS Directive, EU, 2003). The report is based on the questionnaires reported by Member States ...

  • Air pollution regulations drive deployment of flexible abatement solutions - Case Study

    To address the growing complexity of air pollution regulations, which have to address a multi-tiered array of local authority, national and international requirements, AirProtekt of Cambridge is offering a total package air pollution service that embraces process assessment, project design, supply of the air pollution equipment, installation and commissioning. Modern Air pollution regulations ...


    By AirProtekt Limited

  • Optimizing VOC Combustion - Case Study

    Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are pre-cursors to Ozone pollution and subject to EPA regulations. Thermal and catalytic oxidizers are routinely used to destroy VOC emissions from a variety of industrial sources. ...

  • Controlling Fugitive Emissions, Part 2: Permanent Total Enclosure

    Fugitive emissions are the uncontrolled release of gases into the atmosphere. This is something that occurs regularly; in fact, it often happens when we fill our cars' gas tanks. The air being displaced inside the gas tank when it is being filled causes gasoline vapor emissions (hydrocarbons) to exit into the atmosphere in an ...

  • The Chemical Route to a Carbon Dioxide Neutral World

    Excessive CO2 emissions in the atmosphere from anthropogenic activity can be divided into point sources and diffuse sources. The capture of CO2 from flue gases of large industrial installations and its conversion into fuels and chemicals with fast catalytic processes seems technically possible. Some emerging technologies are already being demonstrated on an industrial scale. Others are still ...


    By SusChem

  • Bullfrog Power’s green energy and the new carbon pricing programs in Ontario and Alberta: your questions answered

    Here at Bullfrog Power, the team is pleased to see increasing provincial, federal and international action on climate to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. We’re supportive of a variety of both market-based and policy-based mechanisms to reduce carbon and fight climate change. We recognize that our customers may have questions about how these programs affect your decision to ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Meeting emission control through improved actuation

    Introduction Reducing fugitive emissions, particularly methane, is a major priority in the fight against climate change. Although valves and actuators have been the focus for reduction efforts because valve leakage accounts for more than half of total fugitive emissions, the problem is mainly old valves that weren't designed using the latest materials and technologies. New technologies can ...


    By Rotork

  • A Critical Evaluation of the South African Air Quality Offsets Guideline

    There is wide recognition in South Africa to the link between the quality of life and quality of the air we breathe. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) attempts to improve air quality through two key regulatory tools; emission limits, which regulate the maximum concentration of certain pollutants permissible within certain, ‘listed’ industrial stacks or vents, and ambient ...


    By WKC Group

  • Nitrous oxide emissions from one-step partial nitritation/anammox processes

    Measurements of nitrous oxide were made at pilot- and full-scale plants to evaluate greenhouse gas emissions from one-step partial nitritation/anammox processes applied in moving bed biofilm reactors treating reject water. It was found that 0.51–1.29% and 0.35–1.33% of the total nitrogen loads in the pilot- and full-scale reactor, respectively, were emitted as nitrous oxide. Between 80 and 90% ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2016

    1 Guidebook Introduction 1.1 Introduction The joint EMEP (1)/EEA Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Guidebook (the 'Guidebook'), following the 'Guidelines for Reporting Emissions and Projections Data' under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) (2), provides concise guidance on how ...

  • Five ways to save the UN aviation climate agreement

    The UN aviation body, ICAO, is hosting its three yearly General Assembly in Montreal, bringing together 191 countries to vote on the future of international aviation emissions. AEF and the international civil society coalition, ICSA, are encouraging states to agree an ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Is it really take off time for climate action in the aviation sector?

    Over the next two weeks, government officials, airlines and environmental groups are meeting in Montreal to agree a deal which they hope will allow global climate action for the aviation sector to finally take off. This is important because if the aviation sector were a country, it would rank seventh in the ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Innovative Solar-Panel Manufacturer Selects Recuperative Catalytic Oxidizer for New Product Line

    Operating Issue A solar-panel manufacturer in California was ready to commercially produce a groundbreaking product that had taken many years to develop. Pollution Systems (PSSI) was initially contacted as a consultant to determine what air pollution control technology was most appropriate for the new product line used in their solar-panel production. PSSI worked closely with the company ...


    By Pollution Systems

  • European Union emission inventory report 1990–2014 under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP)

    This document is the annual European Union (EU) emission inventory report to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP). The report and its accompanying data constitute the official submission by the European Commission (EC) on behalf of the EU as a Party to the Executive Secretary of UNECE. The report is compiled by the ...

  • New NSPS OOOOa Regulations Affecting Methane and VOC Emissions from the O&G Sector Finalized as of June 3, 2016

     The EPA has issued three final rules that will curb emissions of methane, smog-forming volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and toxic air pollutants such as benzene from new, reconstructed and modified oil and gas sources, while providing greater certainty about Clean Air Act permitting requirements for the industry. The EPA’s amended and new regulations affecting methane (CH4) and VOC ...


    By AEREON

  • New NSPS OOOOa Regulations Affecting Methane and VOC Emissions from the O&G Sector Finalized as of June 3, 2016

    The EPA has issued three final rules that will curb emissions of methane, smog-forming volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and toxic air pollutants such as benzene from new, reconstructed and modified oil and gas sources, while providing greater certainty about Clean Air Act permitting requirements for the industry. The EPA’s amended and new regulations affecting methane (CH4) and VOC ...


    By AEREON

  • CRI advances customer service and reduces cost with VOC/HAPS reporting tool - Case study

    Color Resolutions International (CRI) is a leading producer of water-based flexographic inks used on paper and film packaging for graphic image and performance conscious printers. CRI’s central manufacturing plant is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and the company operates 19 blending sites in the U.S. to provide prompt local service. The Situation Certain manufacturers ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Controlling Pharmaceutical Coating & Drying Process Emissions

    Capturing and destroying harmful emissions from pharmaceutical processes can be challenging. It’s not because the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are difficult to destroy using catalytic or thermal techniques. It’s because their concentrations can be so high. These process streams raise safety concerns, both when they’re collected in vents and when they reach the final ...

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