air pollution permit Articles

  • How to Obtain an Air Pollution Construction Permit Infographic

    Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is more aggressively pursuing enforcement actions against industrial sources than ever before. This is a result of EPA desire to generate revenue, as well as reflecting the desires of current leadership. In this regulatory climate, it’s increasingly important for emission unit operators to understand enforcement risks and liabilities. ...

  • Air Pollution Control Specs

    As the full effect of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments continue to impact today’s industry, many companies will be required to install new or additional air pollution control equipment.  With more than 25 years of proven success in a variety of industries, catalytic and thermal oxidation has become a popular method for controlling volatile organic compound (VOC) and hazardous air ...


    By The CMM Group, LLC

  • Controlling Air Pollutants case study

    While it's not always easy to determine what's required for compliance, new technologies can help achieve air-pollution control Selecting air-pollution control equipment can be tricky. It's not only difficult to determine which pollutants must be controlled, but also which type of equipment will best control them to required levels for any given process or facility because there is no ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • 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

  • Pollution Prevention Solutions During Permitting, Inspection and Enforcement Activities

    Executive Summary In 1995, the nation’s largest industrial users of toxic chemicals released 2.2 billion pounds of toxic chemicals into the environment (U.S. EPA, 1995 Toxic Release Inventory) and spent billions of dollars managing pollution control technology systems to prevent that number from being higher. If one were to add in the purchase price of the raw materials that eventually escaped ...

  • EPA Settles Cement Air Pollution Case

    EPA recently settled a major pollution case with a cement producer on pollution controls that will reduce harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides. Nitrogen oxides are pollutants that can lead to illnesses such as asthma and other respiratory conditions. Nitrogen oxides contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone as well as particle pollution. EPA Regional Administrator, Judith A. Enck ...


    By Analytics Corporation

  • Maintenance solutions for air pollution control equipment

    Manufacturing facilities are constantly under pressure to meet production forecasts at the lowest possible cost. These two goals; production output and cost control, can be difficult to obtain consistently in any manufacturing operation. Additional frustration to meet these goals can be exaggerated in today’s lean manufacturing climates that have trimmed budgets and reduced workforce. ...

  • Preventative Maintenance Solutions for Air Pollution Control

    Production output and cost control can be difficult to obtain consistently in any manufacturing operation.  In this white paper, we describe one facility’s experience with installing and maintaining a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) control system. This is a typical example of how a preventive maintenance plan can ensure the control system operates with 100 percent reliability, how ...

  • Modest Growth for Air Pollution Control Market

    The Clean Air Act amendments of 1990 created a wave of optimism in the air pollution control (APC) business. The subsequent decade, however, resulted in backwash of disappointment for APC companies as the market for stationary source equipment declined from 1-4% per year from 1993-1998. Growth returned to the APC market, however, with 1999 and 2000 characterized as 'good' years by the Institute ...

  • Treatment and Disposal of Air Pollution Control Residue

    What is APCr? Thermal waste management using Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) is now a well-managed and mature technology that is subject to environmental monitoring by a range of competent international bodies. These ERFs have been established as a means of diverting waste away from landfill disposal and for valorising the material and energy content of the waste. Counter to historic ...

  • New Air Permitting Requirements Finalized for Class I Areas

    Issued in December 2000, the Federal Land Managers' Air Quality Related Values Work Group (FLAG) Phase I report set new visibility requirements and adjusted air dispersion modeling values, presenting new challenges for facilities near Class I areas. The report resulted from an interagency work group comprised of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Parks Service, and United States Department ...

  • Integrated maximum efficiency air pollution control system

    A major uranium refiner required an air pollution control system to control emissions from their hazardous incinerator. The presence of radioactive material demanded that outlet emissions approach non-detectable levels. Macrotek was contracted to design and supply the system. Advanced, cutting edge technology was used to design a system with the lowest possible emissions, which has been ...


    By Macrotek Inc.

  • Time to address the air pollution control residue problem

    The incineration of municipal solid waste is gaining increasing importance in the UK, especially as the burning of waste can be used to generate energy, providing a more sustainable solution to our waste problem by diverting it from landfill sites. An issue with incineration is that some of our waste contains hazardous chemicals such as chlorine and lead which are volatilised during the process. ...

  • The Benefits of an Integrated Air and Water Pollution Control Partner

    Although there has been substantial progress during the past several decades in reducing pollution, the EPA, other federal agencies and local governments continue to add and revise requirements and standards, making compliance a challenge for the industrial sector. These companies also face increasing public pressure not just to meet but to exceed pollution control standards, as studies continue ...

  • Not So Fast - Getting That Air Permit Won`t Be As Easy As You Think

    Most of the air regulations promulgated by U.S. EPA are developed and implemented to achieve compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).  The NAAQS represent ambient air concentration levels that are established by U.S. EPA to ensure that the general public and sensitive subgroups of the general public are not adversely affected by air pollution.  The various ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Strategy for Complying with Air Pollution Control Regulations in the Chemical Industry

    Untitled Document The Clean Air Act (CAA) was originally passed by the United States Congress in 1970 and subsequently revised in 1977 for the purpose of protecting human health ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Investigation of national IPPC permitting

    The task   AEA Energy & Environment* was contracted to conduct a study to determine how the European Commission’s ...


    By Ricardo-AEA

  • The Oxidizer Permit Protection Myth - White Paper

    It is often assumed an air pollution control permit is enough to maintain emission compliance. Unfortunately, that's not the case. EPA is more aggresssively pursuing air pollution control system failures creating millions of dollars in penalities and fines for organizations. Are you ...

  • The tailoring of greenhouse gases to the clean air act – challenges for PSD and title v permitting ahead?

    In anticipation of the promulgation of Clean Air Act (CAA) regulations to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, EPA published the proposed PSD and Title V GHG Tailoring Rule. The proposed GHG Tailoring Rule was published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2009 and has a 60-day public comment period; thus comments are due by December 28, 2009. The proposed GHG Tailoring Rule attempts to ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Identifying Your Ideal Air Pollution Control Technology, Scenario 3

    In our recent blog, "What's the Best Air Pollution Control Technology for My Process?",  we examined the many factors that can impact a facility's choice of air pollution control equipment. When they are ...

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