epa 316 Articles

  • Fact sheet: EPA mercury rules and power reliability

    New rules from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce mercury and other toxic air emissions will affect dozens of antiquated power plants currently operating without pollution controls. These rules have stirred debate in some circles as to whether retrofitting or retiring outdated plants will cause shortfalls in electricity capacity. How will EPA mercury rules influence the ...

  • EPA mercury rules: Keeping the lights on while removing toxics from our air

    Next week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to finalize new rules to reduce mercury and other toxic air emissions that will affect dozens of antiquated power plants currently operating without pollution controls. These rules have stirred debate in some circles as to whether retrofitting or retiring outdated plants will cause shortfalls in electricity capacity. How will new EPA ...

  • Portable IR Analyzers Provide Petroleum & Wastewater Industries with Accurate Oil Content Measurements

    Fixed filter infrared (IR) analyzers have been used to test oil levels in produced water on off-shore and on-shore drilling platforms for well over 45 years. U.S. EPA methods 418.1 and 413.2 were used extensively on a worldwide basis until the Montreal Protocol called for Freon (the solvent used in the analysis) to be phased out. Infrared analysis using tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene) is ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • New ASTM Test Method Offers Quick and Easy Oil and Grease Measurement for Water and Soil Samples

    Onsite Field Measurement of Oil and Grease A quick and easy field analysis method for determining oil and grease concentration levels is important for both offshore oil platforms and soil remediation sites.. Prior to the Montreal Protocol, infrared (IR) analysis using Freon as an extraction solvent was a widely used field and laboratory method. In 1999, the U.S. EPA promulgated Method 1664A ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • What the Wastewater Industry can learn from the Petroleum Industry when it comes to measuring oil in water

    I recently read a comment in the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson that different divisions within a company do just what the name implies—divide a business.  Integration across and communication between the departments was essential to smooth functioning product.  I think the same is true in the analytical analysis/measurement world—there seems to be a divide in ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Comply with Highly Regulated Oil in Water Measurements Using Portable Infrared Analyzers

    The Petroleum Industry – both offshore and onshore -- has regulations that limit the amount of oil in discharged water.  Fixed filter infrared (IR) analyzers have been used to test oil levels in produced water on drilling platforms for over 45 years for a number of reasons. On oil rigs where real estate is at a premium, infrared analyzers such as the Wilks InfraCal TOG/TPH ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Rapid on-site analysis of fats, oil and grease (FOG)

    It is estimated that 23-28% of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) are due to Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) or as much as 19 million gallons from 1998 to 2001 (State of North Carolina, 2004). Our increasingly mobile society has led to a decrease of cooking at home and a significant growth in the commercial food sector. This, on top of other industries such as metal processors, meat packers, cosmetic ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Environics - Reducing calibration gas cost by up to 60%

    EPA's appendix 'M' 40 CFR 51 reduces calibration gas cost by 60%By: Terrence P. Dunn, President of EnvironicsOn May 30, 1995, the EPA published the final version of Method 205 for inclusion in Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 entitled, 'Verification of Gas Dilution Systems for Field Instrument Calibrations.' Continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) require ...


    By Environics, Inc.

  • Power case study - North Incinerator - Environmental

    Subject Montgomery County's North Incinerator plant, in Dayton, Ohio Situation To meet EPA air pollution control standards for sulfur dioxide emissions, finely powdered limestone needed to be injected into the three incineration units at all times. The operation required approximately 18,000 pounds of powdered limestone a day, and needed to be ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Power Case Study - PECO Energy

    Smart Elbow® prevents magnesium oxide leakage at coal-fired generating plant As featured on Today's Environment on the Discovery Channel, and in the September '95 issue of Powder & Bulk Engineering. Subject PECO Energy Company's Eddystone Generating Plant, Philadelphia, PA area Situation In order to ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Water Sustainability

    I7.1  | Water Optimization – 30% Groundwater Use Reduction Tabatha Pellerin, Senior Program Manager, AECOM AECOM assisted the Entergy Lewis Creek gas/coal fired electric power plant with water conservation efforts prompted by a goal of 30% ...

  • Portable lead analyzer to locate source of lead

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate the sources of lead in the environment in children with elevated blood, with the help of a Field Portable X-Ray ...

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