The demand for Data Centers is growing at an accelerated pace and keeping these facilities constantly operational is essential. Alongside this absolute focus on reliability, the industry is also now seeking solutions that reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions associated with data center operations.
based in Amesbury, MASSACHUSETTS (USA).
Similar to our fight to significantly lower carbon emissions, the world is facing another pair of challenges that are in direct opposition to each other. A fifth of the global population does not have access to clean drinking water and according to UNESCO the freshwater shortfall worldwide will rise to 500 trillion gallons/yr by 2025. As the global population continues to grow, demand for safe drinking water will be in direct parallel. At the same time, global freshwater sources continue to decline. Nuclear power...
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based in Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (USA).
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is an emerging method of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of power plants. In a process called ‘scrubbing’, the carbon dioxide emissions can be absorbed into chemical solvents consisting of amines or carbonates. Scrubbing is a well-established method of carbon capture, with virtually every commercial CO2 capture plant in operation using this process. In the process, the first step is the removal of impurities from the flue gas, such as hydrocarbons and oxides of...
Recent decades brought a rapid growth in the global demand for energy. This trend is accurate for both developed as well as developing countries. Electrical power is a key source of energy for the vast majority of the world population. Although the usage of renewable energy is on the rise, the majority of electric power production worldwide is still based on conventional methods utilizing coal, oil and gas as its fuel to power the stations.
Catalytic converters in cars are used for reduction of hazardous emissions, such as carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HxCy) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). These harmful substances are converted into neutral carbon dioxide (CO2), water and nitrogen by catalytic chemical reactions, which are accelerated by three platinum group metals (PGM): platinum, palladium, and rhodium.
RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) is made from domestic waste which includes biodegradable material as well as plastics, and has a lower calorific value than SRF (Solid Recovered Fuel).
RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) is used in combined heat and power facilities, many of them in Europe where they produce electricity and hot water for communal heating systems in the local area.
Compared to landfilling, the lower carbon emissions resulting from RDF manufacture outweigh the emissions associated with transporting the reclaimed...
With its expertise in calculating and managing emissions data, CERC offers a range of services to assess greenhouse gas emissions, from determining the carbon footprint of a single industrial process, to compiling a greenhouse gas inventory for a whole geographical area.
CERC uses methods and emission factors laid out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Emissions from transport, industrial, heating and agricultural activities are calculated and stored using the EMIT software package.
One of the main sources of air pollution is traffic. To estimate the traffic contribution to air pollution the emissions are calculated from the vehicle fleet composition and vehicle emission factors (EF). Since the emission factors depend on vehicle type (cars, heavy and light duty), engine maintenance, driving environment (city, highway, regional roads) and weather, the emmision factors must be measured for in-use vehicles in actual traffic situations.
The process control of a CO2 capture plant needs good and reliable detection of gas phase NH3. Measuring NH3 is a challenge due to the corrosive environment and high concentrations of NH3. Several places in the process needs to be monitored and to transport the sample is difficult. A large dynamic range is needed as the NH3 concentration can vary between 15% volume and a few mg/m3.
The Series 8900 Hydrogen Sulfide and Carbon Disulfide Analyzer provides direct measurement of H2S and CS2 in ambient air. This instrument is utilized for continuous emission monitoring. The Series 8900 H2S and CS2 Analyzer employs a Photoionization detector (PID) as the sensing element. A dual column configuration with timed backflush to vent is used to strip off moisture and heavier hydrocarbons. A pre-cut column is used in series with the analytical column. At sample injection a fixed volume of sample is...
The accurate measurement of a gas mixture is essential to metal and mineral processing. Reliable measurements are needed to manage processes ranging from effective combustion control to optimized process control.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is emitted in a number of ways. It is emitted naturally and through human activities like the burning of fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is generated as a by-product of the combustion of fossil fuels or the burning of vegetable matter, among other chemical processes. Small amounts of carbon dioxide are emitted from volcanoes and other geothermal processes.
Metal casting and heat treatment processes are associated with harmful gaseous emissions into the atmosphere which include substances such as carbon monoxide, nitrous oxides, oil vapors and sulfur dioxide.
Carbon fibre is a unique material and is found in many high-tech industries such as sports car manufacture, wind turbine blade construction and sports equipment. The production of carbon fibre from acrylic fibre involves the baking of the fibre in ovens, which gives emissions of gas species including Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN). Protea’s range of gas analysers can provide a solution for the periodic or continuous measurement of gases from carbon fibre production in order to give reportable emissions values as...
Large amounts of waste are generated at airports – onboard aircraft, in catering kitchens, at the restaurants, in the shops and in the administrative offices. Dense air traffic requires fast, efficient waste handling, while also observing a number of safety regulations. The Envac vacuum system meets all requirements.
Today, the reduction of atmospheric emissions produced by the gas processing and petrochemical industries is an acute problem. The most widely used technique of exhaust gas treatment comprises complete burning, even though this method does not provide an adequate degree of treatment. Therefore, in this case PLAZKAT systems are a more effective solution for removing aromatic hydrocarbon from the emissions.
For the removal of mercury emissions from flue gas streams, Calgon Carbon`s specialty PAC products are proven industry performers. These industries include: Coal-fired electric power plants, Cement, Boilers.
As waste volumes continue to grow, more and more stringent demands are being made of waste handling with regard to hygiene and the environment. The Envac vacuum system for waste handling in residential areas is a long-term investment offering both financial and environmental benefits, as well as other added value.
Commonly, activated carbon beds are used as abatement systems on plant, with emissions being reduced by adsorption onto the bed. The efficiency of any abatement system is critical to its operation, not just in ensuring emissions are reduced as much as possible, but an efficient bed has cost savings for the operator.
Citto Activated Carbon 'Air Series' offers a range of standard, impregnated, and specialized activated carbon products for a wide spectrum of air purification applications. The dynamic product array of the Citto Activated Carbon 'Air Series' is developed to meet stringent emission control regulations as well as safety standards for emerging respiratory technologies effectively removing nuisance odors, volatile organics, and hazardous chemicals from air and gas streams.