Smoke Stacks Articles

  • Controlling Stack Emissions in the Wood Products Industry & Wood Fired Boilers

    Electrostatic precipitation has been a reliable technology since the early 1900's. Originally developed to abate serious smoke nuisances, the manufacturers of zinc, copper, and lead quickly found electric gas cleaning a cost efficient way to recover valuable product carried out of the stacks from furnace operations. Today electrostatic precipitators are found mainly on large power plants, cement ...

  • Prospering with the New ISO Energy Standards

    According to the USEPA, energy use in commercial and industrial buildings costs U.S. companies about $200 billion per year. And for many businesses, energy costs (with unit prices rising every year) are among their largest expenses. Therefore, the direct financial benefits of reducing energy use should drive all companies – even non-“smoke stack” facilities – to establish ...


  • Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance – Stratford Hospital, Stratford, Ontario, CANADA

    A FLU-ACE waste heat recovery solution at the Stratford General Hospital site of the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance was supplied to Johnson Controls, Inc. by Thermal Energy as part of its major energy reduction project at the Alliance’s four hospitals. The 10-metre tall FLU-ACE system which sits mostly inside the hospital’s boiler room facility and captures the waste heat and flue gases from ...

  • Using exergy to assess air pollution levels from a smokestack ? Part 1: methodology

    Exergy is proposed as a standard to assess the potential impacts of smokestack pollutants, such as those from coal boilers and power plants. A method is developed which analyses the exergy distribution of emissions such as SO2, NO and CO2, and heat. In a companion paper, spatial variations are illustrated for temperature, concentration, thermal exergy, chemical exergy and exergy of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Don´t Let Your Energy Go Up In Smoke

    Competitive pressures and unpredictable energy costs continuously motivate us to examine our processes for opportunities to increase quality and productivity, and to decrease costs. Energy-intensive processes such as those associated with the manufacture of a wide variety of  products utilizing water or VOC-based solvents offer opportunities to reduce operating costs through heat ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC

  • `A pack in your pocket and a cigarette in your mouth`

    Not only did he smoke, but he was required to smoke - on the job. Jim McEvoy told this to Firm principal, Victoria Edises, twenty years ago, long before the secret documents of the tobacco industry had been made public.       Back then, when asbestos plaintiffs' attorneys were emboldened to sue tobacco companies, they were overwhelmed with motions, interrogatories and ...

  • Deluged by Diesel: Healthy Solutions for West County

    Hugging the San Francisco Bay, in the shadow of a major oil refinery, and surrounded by industry, freeways, and rail yards, sits the community of Inner West Contra Costa County. As this report will show, the residents of this area (which we will call Inner West County for the sake of simplicity) are exposed to far more than their fair share of pollution. However, the good news is that there is a ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Don’t Let Profits Go Up In Smoke

    In today’s competitive economy, few businesses have “money to burn.” For manufacturing companies that installed air pollution control systems more than seven to 10 years ago, though, these older, less efficient systems could literally be “burning money” by operating inefficient electric motors and by allowing large amounts of useable heat energy to bevented directly out the exhaust stacks. ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Air pollution damage estimates: the cost per kilogram of pollutant

    To optimise environmental regulations such as emission limits, pollution taxes or tradable permits, it is necessary to know the damage cost per kilogram of emitted pollutant. It is calculated by means of an impact pathway analysis which involves the calculation of the increased pollutant concentration in all affected regions due to an incremental emission (e.g. µg/m² of particles, using models of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Controlling Stack Emissions in the Wood Products Industry

    Electrostatic precipitation has been a reliable technology since the early 1900's. Originally developed to abate serious smoke nuisances, the manufacturers of zinc, copper, and lead quickly found electric gas cleaning a cost efficient way to recover valuable product carried out of the stacks from furnace operations. Today electrostatic precipitators are found mainly on large power plants, cement ...


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