boiler emissions monitoring Articles

  • 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 ...

  • Proposed boiler MACT sets aggressive emission limits

    On June 4, 2010, U.S. EPA proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters at both major and area sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emissions.  EPA proposed separate rules for units at major sources of HAP emissions (greater than 10 tons per year [tpy] of any single HAP and/or greater ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • EPA finalizes boiler NESHAP

    EPA published the final National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters at both major and area sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emissions. EPA developed separate rules for units at major sources of HAP emissions (greater than 10 tons per year [tpy] of any single HAP and/or greater than 25 tpy of ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Navigating NSPS subpart Db for boilers: a case study

    Over the past year, Trinity assisted a chemical company with the permitting and installation of a new 220 MMBtu/hr package boiler. The new natural gas-fired boiler replaces coal-fired units that were installed in the 1940s. Navigating through the numerous, and at times conflicting, regulatory requirements applicable to such a unit has been challenging. With careful planning and implementation, ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • New boiler MACT and affiliated rules proposed

    EPA proposed three related rules (with final rules expected by December 16, 2010), intended to reduce the emission of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters as well as commercial and industrial solid waste incinerators. Simultaneously, it also proposed a definition of solid waste that could potentially affect some units currently ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Choosing flow monitors for CEMS applications

    As a result of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments1, electric power plants must reduce their emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxides—the primary causes of acid rain. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in its proposed rules2, designates the 111 Phase I fossil-fueled plants ^roughly 268 boiler units) that must have continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) installed, ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Development and Implementation of an Alternative Emissions Monitoring Program for Carbon Monoxide Compliance for Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit CO Boilers

    This paper presents the results of an alternative emissions monitoring test program for the Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) CO boilers at major oil refinery. Alternative emissions monitoring systems can be used in lieu of other compliance monitoring techniques (e.g., periodic emissions testing, continuous emissions monitoring) to relate monitored operating conditions which might indicate ...

  • Boiler mass spec diagnostic testing case study

    CK Environmental was retained by Ze-Gen, to conduct a diagnostic emissions test program on their pilot plant in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Ze-gen is a leading developer and integrator of waste gasification technology which converts construction and demolition waste (C&D) and municipal solid waste (MSW) into near zero-emissions syngas and electrical energy. The ...


    By CK Environmental, Inc.

  • Development and Implementation of an Alternative Emissions Monitoring Program for Carbon Monoxide Compliance for Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit CO Boilers

    This paper presents the results of an alternative emissions monitoring test program for the Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) CO boilers at major oil refinery. Alternative emissions monitoring systems can be used in lieu of other compliance monitoring techniques (e.g., periodic emissions testing, continuous emissions monitoring) to relate monitored operating conditions which might indicate ...

  • The Flexibility & Versatility of a Portable Emissions Analyzer

    Issue Fixed CEMS (Continuous Emissions Monitors) Measure at One Location CEMS are fixed units that typically only measure from one sample location which is usually on a main centralized stack. This main stack is often fed by several separate emissions sources throughout the plant such as boilers, heaters, engines, ovens, and furnaces. If the CEM ...

  • Portable Emissions Analyzers for Mining Applications - Case study

    When extracting and refining valuable geological materials from the earth (eg. limestone, aluminum oxide, gold), a variety of industrial combustion processes are required. The machinery used in these processes such as industrial engines, boilers, and smelters can emit highly toxic gases that are harmful to the environment and to human life. Using a portable emissions analyzer enables mining ...

  • AMETEK Land reintroduces continuous emissions monitoring system for smaller combustion processes

    AMETEK Land announces the reintroduction of the FGA 900 Series, its compact and fully integrated continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS) for flue gas measurements on processes burning natural gas and biomass.  ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • FTIR becomes best option for multi-gas emissions

    Globally, the number of industrial processes and emissions being monitored with Gasmet’s FTIR multi-gas technology has increased enormously in recent years as process managers exploit the benefits of being able to monitor a wide range of gases simultaneously and with minimal maintenance and calibration requirements. Gasmet CEMS (continuous emissions monitoring systems) are used for ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Relative Accuracy Testing of an X-Ray Fluorescence-Based Mercury Monitor at Coal-Fired Boilers

    ABSTRACT The relative accuracy (RA) of a newly developed mercury continuous emissions monitor, based on X-ray fluorescence, was determined by comparing analysis results at coal-fired plants with two certified reference methods (American Society for Testing and Materials [ASTM] Method D6784-02 and U.S. Environment Protection Agency [EPA] Method 29). During the first determination, the ...

  • Reduced Emissions for Landfill Gas Installations

    The use of landfill gas as a source of renewable energy is increasing. For environmental and safety reasons, the owners of the waste storage sites have to strictly monitor and control the construction, operations, and emissions generated. Sulzer offers solutions to control these emissions within the limits given by the government. Landfill gas is similar to natural gas, but it is created by ...


    By Sulzer Ltd.

  • Advanced SNCR - NOx Reduction on Large Utility Boilers

    Fuel Tech has recently completed full-scale demonstrations of Advanced Selective NonCatalytic Reduction systems on a number of large utility boilers (>600MW) firing a variety of fuel types. The systems use the latest flexible injection technology and are controlled with a balanced algorithm utilizing unit load, a full grid of continuous furnace temperatures and the plant continuous emissions ...


    By Fuel Tech, Inc.

  • Testing the Performance of a DeNOx System Using a Portable Emissions Analyzer - Case study

    Using Portable Emissions Analyzers to Measure the Performance of a NOxReduction System in a Power Plant Boiler The majority of power plants utilize NOx reduction systems (eg. Ammonia Injection, SCR, etc.) in their power boilers to ensure that the NOx emissions levels comply with current regulations. The frequent evaluation of the ...

  • Mobile Stationary Source Emissions Testing, Coming to a Facility Near You?

    Last week, Antea Group had the unique opportunity to perform a RATA (relative accuracy test audit) of the emissions from a thermal oxidizer at an ethanol production facility located in Minnesota using a state-of-the-art mobile testing laboratory. During this RATA audit, actual stack emissions levels (including NOx, SOx, CO2, CO, O2, flow rate, temperature, velocity and pressure) from the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • A new approach to SSM emissions management

    On October 16, 2009, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (DC Circuit) mandated the vacatur of the “Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction (SSM) exemption” allowed under General Provisions in Subpart A of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP).1  Under the SSM exemption, NESHAP Subpart A previously stipulated that an ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Least-Cost Approaches to Reducing Acid Emissions

    ' The costs of meeting sulfur emission targets can be high. It is essential, therefore, that countries adopt policies which (a) minimize the net economic and social costs of reducing emissions to the agreed target levels, and (b) maximize the overlap between measures designed to reduce acidifying emissions and those addressing other forms of air pollution. This note discusses alternative ...


    By The World Bank

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