air quality compliance Articles

  • Ethylene Production – A Tale of Explosive Growth and Air Quality Compliance

    ALL4’s Oil and Gas Sector Initiative was conceived in response to the renewal of the domestic oil and gas industry, associated primarily with the use of hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) and horizontal drilling in shale formations (e.g., Marcellus, Haynesville, Bakken, Eagle Ford) and the impact of greatly expanded oil and gas production on ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Confronting allegations of air quality non-compliance

    A facility with an air quality permit must comply with all the conditions of that permit and demonstrate its compliance on an on-going basis. Unfortunately, no matter how diligently the facility and corporate staff strives to assure continuous compliance, unexpected compliance challenges can occur. For example, new equipment fails the emissions guarantees provided by equipment vendors; new staff ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Canarina DISPER Software · air quality information system · algorithms 4

      Canarina DISPER Software · air quality information system   Symbol / Definition z= Receptor/terrain height above mean sea level (m) zd= Dry deposition reference height (m) zr= Receptor ...

  • Improving The Accuracy Of Dispersion Models

    Ever since dispersion models were first developed over 30 years ago, their accuracy has been subject to scrutiny. If automobile speedometers are accurate within five percent and orifice meters are accurate within about one percent, why can’t dispersion models be just as accurate? The early documents on dispersion modeling referred to accuracy as a “factor of 3.”(1) By the 1970’s, dispersion ...

  • `Air Permitting for a New Coal-Fired Power Plant,` published in Power magazine, November

    Prevention Of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Construction of any new source, including a greenfield power plant, is subject to New Source Review (NSR). If the source is located in an attainment area, it will also trigger Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting, as required by the Clean Air Act (CAA) for major stationary sources of air pollution in attainment areas. A major ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Minimising Risks to Air Quality and Regulatory Compliance With Total Filter Management

    It has been shown in recent studies that as much as 25% of the total site operating budget (excluding raw material costs) for a typical medium-large dosage-form manufacturing facility will be spent on compliance measures for internal quality systems and external regulatory activities. (1) Market realities indicate that the pharmaceutical companies will need to address the overall cost of ...


    By GVS Filter Technology

  • New NO2 air standards prove technically challenging

    On February 9, 2010, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established a new National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The new NO2 NAAQS is a one-hour standard set at 100 parts per billion (ppb), which is approximately 188 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3). Effective on April 12, 2010, the new one-hour standard is intended to protect against peak ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Aerospace Company saves time, improves compliance assurance with opsEnvironmental™

    Streamlined environmental data management enables time savings of over 1,100 hours peryear at one facility alone. The Company This confidential company is a Fortune 500 aerospace and defense company with headquarters in the U.S. and operations across the globe. The facility featured in this case study is one of the company’s largest sites, employing about 4500 people in the ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Continous Emission Monitoring (CEMs)

    Presented in Track B1: CEMs at EUEC 2011,January 31 Phoenix, Arizona   B1.1  | Particulate CEM for wet FGD plant William Averdieck |  Managing ...

  • A dynamite job? Cleaning up trinitrotoluene waste at the Apache powder superfund site.

    The clean up of trinitrotoluene (TNT) wastes and contaminated soils from an abandoned TNT salvage operation is underway at the Apache Powder Superfund Site in Cochise County. Clean-up operations involved an unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey, on-site pre-burn of high-grade materials, excavation, and off-site disposal. Approximately 5,400 lb of high-grade TNT wastes (averaging approximately 33 ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Lost in Translation: Why Cultural Competency is an EHS Essential for Global Expansion

    While the business world is ripe with opportunities for companies to expand into new countries and markets, one crucial element that is often overlooked—and even discounted—is culture. As Robert Salomon, professor of International Management and Faculty Scholar at NYU’s Stern ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Smart LDAR — more cost-effective?

    On December 19, 2008, EPA issued a final rule establishing a voluntary Alternative Work Practice (AWP) to detect leaks of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from process equipment (FR Vol. 73, Number 246), thereby providing the regulated community additional flexibility in complying with leak detection and repair (LDAR) requirements. The AWP allows owners or ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Dust monitoring with ProSens on clean gas side - Case Study

    Application An international mining company extracts minerals under ground for the fabrication of fertilizers. For the long term improvement and safety of the structure stability fi llings and binders (dry bulks) with defi ned recipes are injected locally into former mining cavities. These materials are delivered above ground, stored in silos and afterwards transported in a ...


    By ENVEA

  • Cement Manufacturing - Balancing Growth with Air Quality Requirements

    In most areas of the U.S., it appears that the recession is a bad memory and the signs of recovery are all around us. As described by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) on its website[1], “following the strongest cement consumption gains in seven (7) years in 2012, cement consumption growth will continue in 2013 with a 6.2% increase.” PCA continues to explain that “the ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • New Nitrogen Dioxide Ambient Air Quality Standard Could Pose Challenges

    In the more than 200 air quality modeling analyses that ALL4 meteorologists have conducted, demonstrating compliance with the annual nitrogen dioxide (NO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) of 53 parts per billion (ppbv) has rarely been an issue.  The relative ease for demonstrating compliance with the annual NO2 NAAQS is due to two (2) factors.  First, the ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Modeling Tip: Disabling Onsite and Offsite Receptors in BREEZE AERMOD

    The type of modeling analysis you are conducting will determine if you are interested in the highest offsite or onsite pollutant concentrations. For example, if you are modeling to show compliance with the U.S. EPA National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), you will be interested in the concentrations that occur offsite, whereas if you want to show compliance with OSHA regulations you will ...

  • Remote sensing of particulate pollution from space: Have we reached the promised land?

    This paper follows presentation and publication of the Hoff and Christopher 2009 Critical Review and represents an integration of discussants’ views of their paper. The discussants’ comments are organized beginning with a note on the history of satellite sensing, followed with a brief discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of satellite observations relative to air quality management needs. ...

  • Case Study - Delta Airlines

    Delta Air Lines is the world's largest airline. From its hubs in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City, Amsterdam and Tokyo, Delta, its Northwest subsidiary and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 368 destinations in 66 countries and serve more than 170 million passengers each year. E2 is currently managing a project to integrate newly ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • A Review of 1-Hour NO2 NAAQS Air Quality Modeling

    During the development of this 4TR article, proposed revisions to Appendix W to 40 CFR Part 51 – Guideline on Air Quality Models (Guideline) were published in the Federal Register. As a result of revisions which propose to establish Tier 3 nitrogen dioxide (NO2) atmospheric chemical reaction screening techniques as default methods, ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Dispersion modeling— New downwash calculations change the playing field

    For many people, the terms “stack height” and “dispersion model” do not ring a bell. Others grapple with these terms as they can be challenging factors in the process of obtaining an air construction permit. Have you ever constructed a stack at a specific height due to EPA guidelines and regulations surrounding Good Engineering Practice (GEP) as it relates to air ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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