industrial emissions Articles

  • Monitoring Gas Emissions from Volcanoes to Predict Volcanic Activity

    To understand and predict the behaviour of volcanoes an increasing number of scientists are combining geological monitoring and geochemical models. By measuring and monitoring the prevalence of gases like CO2, scientists hope to be able to better predict the likelihood of volcanic eruptions. In 2010 Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted, releasing 250 million ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • New test, new best practice to reduce hearing damage risk

    The availability of this new test will have a dramatic effect on the management of hearing loss prevention programmes… New technology has become available that provides companies with data that they can use to check the real world performance of their hearing conservation programmes very quickly and very easily. It is a development of otoacoustic emission ...

  • What is a Spectrometer?

    The characteristics of a white LED light differs greatly, when compared to a yellow CFL. Without any special tools, one can see that the LED emits a clear white color, while the CFL generates yellow light. Going one step further, using a spectrometer, one will be able to “dissect” the light sources and see that they are composed of other colors in the visible light spectrum, such as ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • LED Applications for Oil and Gas Refining and Processing

    Oil and gas processing facilities are unsafe due to the existence of hazardous compounds during operations. When addressing such issues, companies in the sector may deploy explosion proof lighting systems to prevent the ignition of sparks created from the electrical equipment. The adoption of LED technology in oil and gas refineries has helped reinforce key safety measures associated with ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • New EU industrial emissions legislation

    Proposal for the revision of industrial emissions legislation in the EU (Questions & Answers) The Commission's proposal focuses on four key problems identified during a two-year review process when data was collected through an extensive programme with ten studies and continuous consultation with stakeholders. Firstly, the Commission proposes to overhaul seven existing pieces of legislation on ...

  • New industrial emissions directive tighten up on carbon emissions

    EU Council approves new directive that tighten rules on pollutants from large industrial plants in a move to save lives and boost clean ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Fugitive Gas Emissions In The Petroleum & Natural Gas Industry

    Challenge: Fugitive emissions in the petroleum and natural gas industry can come from a variety of sources and are classified as intentional (venting from tanks, compressor vents and stacks) or unintentional (equipment wear and tear, improper assembly, damage or manufacturing defects).  Most of these fugitive gas leaks are considered insignificant or  too small to ...


    By Leak Imaging, LLC

  • Car industry supports reducing CO2 emissions

    The European automobile manufacturers support the EU objective of further reducing average car emissions to 120 grammes carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometre by 2012. Crucial for the future of the industry, however, is how this target is achieved. Controlling climate change is a complex and global challenge and needs concerted efforts embracing all areas of society. Placing the burden mainly on the ...

  • Controlling Stack Emissions in the Wood Products Industry

    Electrostatic precipitation has been a reliable technology since the early 1900's. Originally developed to abate serious smoke nuisances, the manufacturers of zinc, copper, and lead quickly found electric gas cleaning a cost efficient way to recover valuable product carried out of the stacks from furnace operations. Today electrostatic precipitators are found mainly on large power plants, cement ...


  • Envido launches 1st carbon emission measurement tool for the advertising industry - CarbonTrack

    CarbonTrack™ is the first - and only - tool to measure carbon emissions from the advertising industry, which is thought to produce an estimated 2 million tonnes of carbon emissions ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • A mathematical programming model for achieving total emission control in the petroleum refining industry

    This paper addresses the planning and optimisation of a petroleum refinery with consideration to multiple pollutants and greenhouse gases reduction alternatives. The study provides a tool that can be utilised for optimum pollution and greenhouse gases control strategy to achieve a given reduction level. The proposed method is based on a mathematical programming model whose performance is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling the air quality impact of industrial emissions over a valley in Southern Italy

    The aim of this study is to support decision makers and stakeholders in the management of air quality in an industrial area located in a valley in southern Italy, where neither air quality nor meteorological parameters are routinely monitored. The first phase focused on the inventory of emissions through monitored data at stacks, permissions to emit from local authorities, and life cycle ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Energy consumption and CO2 emissions by the Indian mobile telecom industry

    The Indian mobile telecom industry, one of the fastest growing sectors in India, had 584.3 million subscribers in 2010–2011 registering an annual growth rate of 49.15%. The energy consumed by the sector was 163 PJ and the corresponding CO2 emission was estimated at 32.9 million tons. In this paper, the mobile telecom industry is disaggregated into various segments, based on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Boiler mact - what the new emissions limits on industrial boilers mean for you

    Generically known as “Boiler MACT”, the new possible industrial boiler limits directly address emissions of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) from industrial boilers and indirectly address the way that industrial sources operate their boilers. This white paper explains how Boiler MACT affects you and how to maintain operating flexibility while addressing compliance issues. The most ...

  • Air Emissions from the automobile manufacturing industry: a bio-oxidation pilot study of paint emissions control

    Bio•Reaction Industries (BRI) was contacted by Toyota to assess the abatement potential of an engineered bio-oxidation system (biofilter). The proposed intent of the pilot was to evaluate the effectiveness of biofiltration as available alternative to traditional VOC removal technology on an existing 3 stage wheel paint booth. A pilot unit consisting of a biotrickling filter and a separate ...


  • Clearing the air: the use of bio-oxidation for industrial air emissions control

    The wood products industry began rather ardous road to emissions control in the early 1990s with the first installation of a thermal oxidizer (an RTO) at a California MDF facility, for volatile organic compound (VOC) control. During the ensuing years, virtually every panel board facility has had to control emissions of VOCs, and up until the last few years, always with some sort of thermal ...


  • Environmental Kuznets curve for pollutants emissions in China’s textile industry: an empirical investigation

    This study investigates the relationships between pollutants emissions and economic growth in China’s textile industry for the period 1992–2007. Four kinds of pollutants emissions (i.e. carbon dioxide emissions, sulphur dioxide emissions, waste gas emissions and wastewater discharges) are focused on. In particular, the study aims at testing whether relationship between pollutants emissions and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Who really is responsible for climate change and industrial emissions policy in Canada?

    There seems to be no end to press releases announcing good things to deal with climate change and equally no end to criticism for alleged failings in this regard. All three levels of government share in the plaudits and criticisms for achievements or failures related to climate change, which is understandable given the lack of clarity as to who actually is responsible for climate change related ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Anti-industrial pollution efficiency using DEA with constrained emission

    DEA model is employed to estimate the anti-industrial pollution efficiency with constrained emission. This is a new set of DEA models with the sum of outputs of all DMUs being fixed. The developed DEA is used to compute anti-industrial pollution efficiency in all major cities of a province in China.Keywords: data envelopment analysis, DEA, equilibrium, frontier, programming, constrained ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Controlling Stack Emissions in the Wood Products Industry & Wood Fired Boilers

    Electrostatic precipitation has been a reliable technology since the early 1900's. Originally developed to abate serious smoke nuisances, the manufacturers of zinc, copper, and lead quickly found electric gas cleaning a cost efficient way to recover valuable product carried out of the stacks from furnace operations. Today electrostatic precipitators are found mainly on large power plants, cement ...

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