As we do each year, ALL4 looks ahead to the upcoming new year and evaluates the air quality regulatory topics that may matter most to the regulated community. For 2016, it certainly will be the year of Boiler MACT, as facilities gear up to prepare plans and conduct performance testing. We see a continuing trend of electronic reporting and public access to such data. Finally, Federal enforcement initiatives and recently implemented programs are driving new monitoring requirements for affected facilities that will require collaboration between industry, consultants, and equipment vendors. We welcome your feedback on these, and other topics, as you read our articles on what will be hot in 2016.
Tuning Your Boiler for EPA Boiler MACT Compliance
The EPA’s Boiler MACT regulations are heating up. Boiler MACT is an EPA rule to limit hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from commercial and industrial boilers and process heaters. Originally proposed in 2011 as a mandate driven by the Clean Air Act, the rules are Area Source Boiler MACT 40 CFR 63, subpart JJJJJJ for smaller boilers (stores, hotels, apartments, small manufacturers, etc.) and Major Source Boiler MACT, subpart DDDDD for large ones (refineries, chemical and large manufacturing plants, large...
Dry/Wet Scrubbers for Clean Air Compliance
Air-scrubbing venturis and towers may be the answer to clean air compliance for small- to medium-sized companies. Forthcoming requirements of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 will inventory many more specific chemicals considered hazardous. From acetaldehyde to xylenes, the list regulated under the air taxies program includes 189 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). That number may grow.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to add another 100 or more chemicals under the “prevention of accidental...
Abbott Labs North Chicago, IL case study
In process manufacturing of a ScrubPac Thermal Oxidizer Scrubber System with Quencher and pump skid components shown. Scrubber system designed to remove HCL for meeting Pharmaceutical MACT standards. System designed to clean over 61000 ACFM of 1700 deg. F oxidizer exhaust gas.
Boiler mact compliance at Boise Wallula case study
Lundberg Helped Boise Wallula Reduce Emissions with a Geoenergy E-Tube WET ESPA major pulp and paper supplier in the northwest was in need of a cost effective solution to reduce their particulate emissions from a biomass fired boiler. Lundberg provided a Geoenergy Wet ESP to meet their needs. The result was a ten fold decrease in particulate emissions and they now meet current Boiler MACT particulate emissions standards.ProblemIn 2005 a major pulp and paper supplier required air pollution control equipment that...
Risk Assessment: Refinery MACT 1 and 2
Section 112(f)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires the U.S. EPA to determine for source categories subject to Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards whether the emission standards provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health. This assessment is carried out by the U.S. EPA in a two-step process that includes the primary objective of developing regulations to address any residual risk after implementation of the original Refinery MACT 1 and MACT 2 emission standards and work...