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  • Tax Credit Tips For Biogas Projects

    With the end of 2016 in plain view, anaerobic digestion (AD) projects in the development phase should examine what has to happen by December 31 in order to tap into available federal tax credits. Under current law, Section 45 of the federal tax code makes AD projects eligible for a Production Tax Credit (PTC), which can be converted into an Investment Tax Credit (ITC), if the projects are used to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Analyzing Stack Gas Semivolatiles, Using Supelpak-2 Adsorbents and Capillary GC (Modified Method 5, US EPA SW-846)

    The demanding detection limits required for air sampling by Modified Method 5 (US EPA SW-846, Method 0010) necessitates extensive cleaning and meticulous handling of the adsorbent cartridge/trap during sampling and analysis. Supelpak-2 adsorbent is cleaned in accordance with and meets the purity criteria of EPA SW-846, Method 0010, for testing semivolatile emissions from incinerator stationary ...


    By Sigma-Aldrich Co., LLC

  • How Does Your Organization Stack Up To The "Best Practices" In Refrigerant Regulations Compliance Management?

    Our "Best Practices" checklist was created from working with organizations throughout the country to develop and implement EPA Refrigerant Regulations compliance programs. The checklist contains what the EPA considers "must do" ...


    By IHS

  • Emission Testing and Monitoring

    Presented in Track B4: EMISSION TESTING & MONITORING at EUEC 2011, January 31 Phoenix, Arizona B4.1  | Update on PM2.5 and Condensable Particulate Matter Emissions Measurement Methods Larry Hottenstein |  Partner, Environmental Resources Management Following the promulgation of the PM2.5 ...

  • 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

  • EPA mandatory reporting of GHGs rule

    Recent EPA Guidance EPA does not intend for the calibration requirements of 98.3(i) to apply to any units where the rule allows the use of “company records” to quantify fuel usage or other parameters; however, a facility’s GHG monitoring plan must include descriptions of the procedures and methods used for quality assurance, maintenance, repair of all flow meters ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • EPA Proposed “Franken-MACT” for Utilities

    EPA published the highly anticipated proposed Maximum Available Control Technology (MACT) Standard for the utility sector (40 CFR 63 Subpart UUUUU). When considered together with the growing list of proposed and final rules impacting the utility sector (Transport Rule/Cross-State Rule, Coal Combustion Byproducts Rule, Cooling Water Intake Rule, Regional Haze Rule, revised National Ambient Air ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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

  • INTO THE VOID...U.S. EPA`s recent boiler MACT and CISWI information collection request

    Background - The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (court) has been quite busy in the last few years hearing environmental cases, particularly air quality related topics. On June 8, 2007, the court vacated and remanded two (2) U.S. EPA rules promulgated under the Clean Air Act (CAA)-The Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) definitions rule ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Part 75 Conformance - Is your AETB ASTM D7036 Accredited?

    We have reviewed 2012 EPA Part 75 test reports and discussed EPA’s electronic reporting and source tester requirements with Part 75 source owners.  We conclude that many owners and environmental specialists who enter test data into EPA data bases are not familiar with the range of EPA’s expectations for source tester (Air Emission Testing Body or AETB) conformance to ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • Case study - Oxidizer energy recovery options

    Overview The mainstream media today is full of allusions to energy awareness and conservation. Just as visible these days are media references to astronomical dollar figures that can boggle the mind. This article does not seek to break out of that mold, but rather to conform to it – as Oxidizer Stack Heat Recovery offers a tremendous opportunity for both energy conservation and ...

  • Case study - Flexographic printer system repair

    A flexographic printer recently contacted Catalytic Products International for help solving a recurring problem with competitors Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) that was purchased two years earlier. The system had never been able to pass a stack test; the company was out of compliance and running out of time with the state EPA.  Any calls for assistance in getting the RTO to be compliant ...

  • Case study - Engine cell exhaust: Catalytic oxidizer

    Overview Endurance testing of outboard motors for boats has typically been done in lakes and sometimes on barges. This testing was time consuming, presented logistic problems and removed the testing from the R & D department and the factory. When a company in Oklahoma decided to build their own endurance test cell area, the Environmental Protection Agency required them to control the ...

  • Cementing the PC MACT

    On September 9, 2010, the U.S. EPA promulgated the final amendments to the National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants from Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry (40 CFR 63 Subpart LLL), also known as the PC MACT. EPA’s self-proclaimed “historic” rulemaking includes some important implications for cement manufacturers and other sources that may be subject to ...


    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

  • PC MACT proposal may signal widespread change

    On May 6, 2009, EPA proposed amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants from the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry (PC MACT) in response to numerous petitions and court mandates. The proposed revisions present significant challenges to the portland cement industry by establishing a new lower maximum achievable control technology (MACT) floor that would require ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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

  • Incineration of Explosives-Contaminated Soil and Reactive RCRA Waste at the Former Weldon Spring Ordnance Works

    ABSTRACT This paper presents the results of a Combustion Risk Assessment (CRA) and Trial Burn Testing Program for a transportable hazardous waste incinerator at the former Weldon Spring Ordnance Works (WSOW), Missouri, USA. From 1942 to 1945, the Ordnance Works was the largest TNT manufacturing plant in the world, producing approximately 1 million pounds of TNT per day. The Transportable ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • In-situ continuous emissions monitoring & regulatory compliance

    As environmental scrutiny has risen and regulation has tightened in recent years, the importance of having accurate information on the environmental performance of your power plant has increased. After all, if you want to manage something, you need to be able to measure it. The analogy is obvious; you wouldn't start a diet without first investing in a set of scales. So it is with Continuous ...

  • 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

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