air emissions directive Articles

  • 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

  • On the right track

    High-speed train manufacturer, CAF, rely on world-class beamforming technology to reduce the noise generated by their trains – helping to make high-speed trains a more viable option for travellers and operators alike. Because of its relatively low levels of CO2 emissions, train travel is considered one of the ...

  • Application of the Emissions Trading Directive by EU Member States

    Member States shall report annually on the application of the Emissions Trading Directive, according to Article 21 of the Directive. The reporting obligation will allow the Commission to continuously follow the implementation of the Directive and provide information for the Commission's review report (under Article 30 of the Directive). This is particularly important for the first set of reports. ...

  • Bio-oxidation control of air emissions from panel board production – A new direction

    Biofilters or bio-oxidation systems have been used for control of air emissions, primarily odors, since the 1960’s. Those early uses in the U.S. were largely relegated to odor control, primarily H2S, mercaptans and skatols, from wastewater treatment facilities. The Europeans were more aggressive in applying biofilter systems to various industrial air emissions, again primarily for odor control in ...


  • Legislation: The New Directive on Ambient Air Quality and Cleaner Air for Europe

    Keywords: Public health, pollution control, air quality framework measures, Directive 96/62, Sixth Environmental Action Programme, Clean Air for Europe Programme, Directive 2008/50, zones and agglomerations, limit values and target values, alert thresholds, critical level, information and reporting requirements, UK Air Quality Archive, ozone, action plans, enforcement ...


  • Evaluation of progress under the EU National Emission Ceilings Directive

    In 2001, the European Community adopted the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NEC Directive). Its objective is to limit the emissions of four important air pollutants in order to achieve the directive's interim environmental objectives concerning acidification and eutrophication in sensitive ecosystems, and health- and vegetation.related exposure to ground-level ozone. Over the past decade, ...

  • Direct Energy case study

    A wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries - one of the largest privately owned companies in the world - Flint Hills Resources (FHR) operates 3 oil refineries in the United States, a petrochemical processing facility in Illinois, and petroleum marketing and distribution interests in Canada. FHR first implemented the e3 Compliance Management system as an enterprise solution in 2001. In 2003 the ...


    By e3 Solutions Inc.

  • Air–quality impact of PM10 emission in urban centres

    This paper calculates a detailed inventory of PM10 emissions in the urban area of Mendoza, Argentina, and evaluates the impact of such emissions by using the CALPUFF dispersion program. It includes direct and indirect emissions from mobile sources; emissions from industrial sources and fugitive emissions from unpaved road and dust production from bare land. The main results show the relevance of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air emissions impact measurements at a perchloroethene remediation site

    As part of an U.S. EPA time critical removal action, an air monitoring system was established to measure real-time impacts of perchloroethene (PCE) on the surrounding areas. The soils and groundwater beneath the site (located in West Fargo, North Dakota) were treated using in situ heating of soil and groundwater, with the produced vapors collected using conventional vapor extraction. In order ...


    By VOC Technologies

  • A cost-effective method for controlling compost air emissions

    In October 2007, ECS began conducting trials at California State University Fresno (CSUF) to explore using the new patent pending AC Composter (ACC) covered aerated static pile system to manage dairy manure solids and comply with airquality standards. A two-zone portable pilot system was delivered by ECS and installed at the CSUF research dairy. This research is being conducted under a Phase I ...


    By Engineered Compost Systems

  • NEC Directive status report 2011

    'The aim [of the National Emission Ceilings Directive] is to limit emissions of acidifying and eutrophying pollutants and ozone precursors in order to improve the protection in the Community of the environment and human health... by establishing national emission ceilings…' Directive 2001/81/EC, the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NECD) (EC, 2001) highlights the importance of ...

  • NEC directive status report 2008

    Executive summary This report presents the most recent information provided under the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NECD) (1). The directive requires all 27 Member States of the European Union to report information annually concerning emissions and projections for four main air pollutants: sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX), non‑methane volatile organic compounds ...

  • NEC Directive Status Report 2014

    Reporting by Member States under Directive 2001/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2001 on national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants This report describes the most recent emission inventory information provided by the Member States of the European Union (EU) at the end of 2014, under Directive 2001/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the ...

  • NEC Directive status report 2013

    This report describes the most recent emission inventory information provided by the Member States of the European Union (EU) at the end of 2013 under Directive 2001/81/EC, the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NECD) (EC, 2001). The NECD requires all 28 EU Member States to report information annually on emissions of four significant air pollutants: nitrogen oxides (NOX), non.methane volatile ...

  • NEC Directive status report 2012

    This report describes the most recent emission inventory information provided by the Member States of the European Union at the end of 2012 under Directive 2001/81/EC, the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NECD) (EC, 2001). The NECD requires all 27 Member States to report information annually concerning emissions for four important air pollutants: nitrogen oxides (NOX), non-methane volatile ...

  • NEC Directive status report 2010

    Executive Summary This report documents the most recent emissions and projections information provided by the Member States of the European Union under the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NECD) (1) at the end of 2010. The directive requires all 27 Member States to report information annually concerning emissions and projections for four main air pollutants: nitrogen oxides ...

  • NEC directive status report 2009

    Executive summary This report documents the most recent emissions and projections information requested under the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NECD) (1) by the end of 2009. The directive requires all 27 Member States of the European Union to report information annually concerning emissions and projections for four main air pollutants: sulphur dioxide (SO2), ...

  • Legislation: The Eu Directive On Industrial Emissions: Squaring The Circle of Integrated, Harmonised and Ambitious Technology Standards?

    Keywords: Integrated pollution control, technology standards, emissions trading, h|ar-monisation, information exchange, comitology The EU Directive on Industrial Emissions1 reforms the twice amended, consolidated EU Directive on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control.2 This legislation note critiques key provisions of the new Directive, and comments on whether its main purposes - ...


  • EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2013

    Technical guidance to prepare national emission inventories. The joint EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook supports the reporting of emissions data under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) and the EU National Emission Ceilings Directive. It provides expert guidance on how to compile an atmospheric emissions inventory. The Guidebook is published ...

  • Harmonizing Emissions: A case for clean air, carbon reduction and economic growth

    At the Air and Waste Management Associations (A&WMA) meeting on April 2-3, 2008, in Washington DC, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressed the need for harmonization between whatever carbon reduction policy is adopted by the United States with existing pollution emission regulations under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The goal of this harmonization is to allow industry to reduce greenhouse ...


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