chemical industry emissions Articles

  • Wet electrostatic precipitators: A preferred technology for emission control

    The basic science behind electrostatic precipitators is as familiar and as simple as static cling. But today, this elemental force has been harnessed to a technology that is helping to remove millions of tons of toxic chemicals from our atmosphere; saving billions of dollars annually in pollution-related physical damage; and averting costly impacts on health and mortality rates for millions of ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Monitors Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Globally, little attention is paid to gaseous emissions from wastewater treatment processes. This contrasts greatly with the regulatory monitoring that is applied to the quality of water emissions from such facilities. However, in Helsinki, Finland, a large municipal wastewater treatment facility continuously monitors its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to help in the city’s efforts to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • The Chemical Route to a Carbon Dioxide Neutral World

    Excessive CO2 emissions in the atmosphere from anthropogenic activity can be divided into point sources and diffuse sources. The capture of CO2 from flue gases of large industrial installations and its conversion into fuels and chemicals with fast catalytic processes seems technically possible. Some emerging technologies are already being demonstrated on an industrial scale. Others are still ...


    By SusChem

  • Do we need a standard to calculate “avoided emissions”?

    Businesses are constantly reminded of the risks and challenges of climate change, most recently with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fifth assessment report (AR5). Extreme weather events like flooding, wildfires, and droughts are challenging our infrastructure and disrupting our ...

  • Zero Waste, Zero Releases, Zero Emissions: Dupont

     Background DuPont is a large global chemical company - employing 100,000 people with 200 manufacturing sites in 40 countries. Since its founding in the US in 1802 DuPont has been committed to safety excellence, with a philosophy that all accidents are preventable. This commitment has delivered a safety record 40 times better than the US industry average. DuPont is now ...


  • Can Composting BMPS Reduce Air Emissions?

    Imagine a scenario where all yard trimmings collected for recycling have to be received, processed and composted under the cover of a building. It would be tough for most yard trimmings composting facilities to survive the expense. Yet this situation could have occurred in Southern California. At one point, the South Coast ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • PID in industrial hygiene

    Industrial (or occupational) hygiene places the emphasis on prevention of ill health from work, through recognising, evaluating and controlling the risks. For anyone working with hazardous compounds, these chemicals represent a significant potential source of risk. Modern PID instruments provide reliable detection of over 200 of the most dangerous chemicals, helping to ensure effective industrial ...


    By Ion Science

  • NOx in Non-Utility Industries - Part I NOx in Non-Utility Industries - Part I - Air emission origins, best control solutions and monitoring methodology for nitrogen oxides

     Problems with reducing nitrogen oxides (NOx) are widespread in the general process industries. These industries, together with medium size utility and power generators contribute about 15 percent of global NOx emissions. The emission sources addressed include various heaters employed in chemical and petrochemical plants, nitric and sulfuric acid plants, glass furnaces, iron and steel mills, ...


  • Hazardous Location LEDs in Chemical Manufacturing Facilities

    Employees inside chemical manufacturing plants are exposed to some of the most unforgiving work conditions in the industrial sector. This is because in such environments, workers are exposed to extreme temperatures, dust, volatile chemicals and invisible, explosive gases. Common protection methods against explosive risks include containment, segregation and prevention. Out of all the ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Biofilter Applications in the Coatings Industry.

    Soaring energy costs and the high cost of ‘end-of-pipe’ pollution control equipment has caused companies and regulatory agencies to re-evaluate ‘unconventional’ means of achieving VOC and HAP emissions control. The coatings industry is an excellent candidate for alternative, unconventional controls, as VOC and HAP reductions have not been as strident as has been the case in many other industries. ...


  • Biofilter Applications in the Coatings Industry

    Soaring energy costs and the high cost of ‘end-of-pipe’ pollution control equipment has caused companies and regulatory agencies to re-evaluate ‘unconventional’ means of achieving VOC and HAP emissions control. The coatings industry is an excellent candidate for alternative, unconventional controls, as VOC and HAP reductions have not been as strident as has been the case in many other industries. ...


  • EPA takes unprecedented action on `Risk List` chemicals

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Dec. 30, 2009, issued a breathtaking series of action plans on 'Risk List' chemicals that will shape future legislative proposals which industry will need to participate in and monitor. EPA has never announced so many actions under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), nor has it ever so widely cited use of Section 6. That they were issued in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Chemical Recycling of Plastics Waste (PVC and other resins)

     Introduction For several years, debate has raged about the plastic PVC. Industry and environmentalists contend with each other virtually around the world. The environmentalists pursue a ban, industry aims to improve its environmental performance and believes that from an overall viewpoint there is no reason for such far-reaching measures against their material. In this context, the material ...


  • LyondellBasell rolls out real-time web dashboard to monitor and manage emissions

    “Microsoft software helps us put data into our people’s hands to help them make smart decisions faster.” Bruce Pollard, Business Solutions Lead, Lyondell Chemical Company, a LyondellBasell Company LyondellBasell Industries needed to meet new air-quality regulations in Southeast Texas, where its subsidiaries operate eight manufacturing plants. The global petrochemicals and polymers manufacturer ...


    By VisionMonitor Software, LLC

  • Nitrogen Trifluoride now required in GHG protocol greenhouse gas emissions inventories

    Scientific understanding of the chemicals that contribute to climate change is constantly improving. So, too, is the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP), as we work to keep abreast of such advances and ensure that they are reflected in our tools and standards. One recent example concerns the greenhouse gas (GHG) nitrogen trifluoride (NF3), a chemical that is released ...

  • EPA`s mandatory GHG emissions reporting commences Jan 1st in US

    The Envinronmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its new mandatory GHG reporting program will commence on January 1st 2010 with reports being due in 2011. The new mandatory GHG rule from the EPA brings some changes from the originally proposed rule. Some of the changes are outlined below. INDUSTRIES INCLUDEDExcluded from reporting are the following industries: Electronics manufacturing ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Shooting a Moving Target - Permitting Fugitive Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions

    Untitled Document ABSTRACT Fugitive emissions from components at chemical processing facilities often appear as allowable emission limits in construction ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Modeling of packed absorption tower for volatile organic compounds emission control

    Development of chemical industry and high vapor pressure of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been caused that these materials recently be considered as a source of air pollution. These are different methods for separation of VOC from air that absorption by suitable and selective solvent is an efficient method. In this research, mathematical modeling of a packed absorption tower for ...

  • EPA plans to make greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting mandatory

    Mandatory carbon (CO2) emissions reporting is more important than ever as the United States works with facilities to reduce substances known to adversely affect air quality, the climate, and lead to global warming. Most of the known matter that is destroying the earth’s ozone layer and contributing to global warming is derived from manmade compounds and chemicals with high global warming ...


    By Verisae

  • Air Rule for Cement Kilns Requires 92 Percent Cut in Mercury Emissions

    Portland cement kilns will be required to reduce emissions of mercury by 92 percent as part of an Environmental Protection Agency final rule announced Aug. 9 that imposes controls for several toxic pollutants. Although most of the emissions standards in the final rule are less stringent than what the agency had proposed in 2009, the cement industry said the cost to operate the required controls ...


    By Ohio Lumex

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