smokestack Articles

  • Using exergy to assess air pollution levels from a smokestack ? Part 2: illustration and methodology extension

    Exergy is proposed in a companion paper as a standard for the properties and potential impacts of pollutants from smokestacks, and a method was developed for exergy distributions of such pollutants. Here, the method is applied to an illustrative example. The results include spatial distributions of temperature, pollutant concentration and exergy parameters. Exergy is seen to provide an assessment ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Using exergy to assess air pollution levels from a smokestack ? Part 1: methodology

    Exergy is proposed as a standard to assess the potential impacts of smokestack pollutants, such as those from coal boilers and power plants. A method is developed which analyses the exergy distribution of emissions such as SO2, NO and CO2, and heat. In a companion paper, spatial variations are illustrated for temperature, concentration, thermal exergy, chemical exergy and exergy of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Simulation of plume dispersion using different stack configurations and meteorological inputs

    The application of CALMET/CALPUFF modelling system is well known, and several validation tests were performed until now; however, most of them were based on experiments with a large compilation of surface and aloft meteorological measurements, not always available. Also, the use of an operational large smokestack as tracer source is not so usual. In this work, CALPUFF model is applied to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Deluged by Diesel: Healthy Solutions for West County

    Hugging the San Francisco Bay, in the shadow of a major oil refinery, and surrounded by industry, freeways, and rail yards, sits the community of Inner West Contra Costa County. As this report will show, the residents of this area (which we will call Inner West County for the sake of simplicity) are exposed to far more than their fair share of pollution. However, the good news is that there is a ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Challenges of environmental governance in the face of IT industrial dominance: a study of Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park in Taiwan

    The technology explosion of the 1980s coupled with the economic boom of the 1990s, led to the rapid worldwide expansion of the Information Technology (IT) industry. In Taiwan, the Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park (HSIP) has been viewed as a successful model to promote the high-tech development that led to profitable production and world-wide marketing of high-tech products. The high-tech ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air pollution damage estimates: the cost per kilogram of pollutant

    To optimise environmental regulations such as emission limits, pollution taxes or tradable permits, it is necessary to know the damage cost per kilogram of emitted pollutant. It is calculated by means of an impact pathway analysis which involves the calculation of the increased pollutant concentration in all affected regions due to an incremental emission (e.g. µg/m² of particles, using models of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Indoor air quality problems

    We have a number of employees in our office who have itchy, watery eyes, nasal congestion, headaches, lethargy and trouble concentrating. Most of the affected folks report they feel better at home and worse after they’ve been in the office for about an hour. We had the office tested for mold but nothing remarkable was found. What’s going on? While exposure to molds can certainly ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • New Chemical hazards in the workplace

    In the days when Industrial Hygiene became a recognized scientific discipline, smoke stacks belched black smoke in River Rouge, MI and Pittsburgh, PA. Men worked in clouds of coal and asbestos dust and labor was hard, physical and usually dangerous. Personal protective equipment was rare; its use, even rarer and its protective effect marginal. Today, the face of manufacturing has changed ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • A new EE resource: Distributed people

    Energy efficiency is often described as the invisible resource. It improves our energy supply without any of the usual industry trappings: smokestacks, wind turbines, transmission lines and poles. This is one of its virtues.But efficiency’s invisibility also causes problems. Because it operates out of sight – inside walls, underneath lampshades, and in factory motors — efficiency tends to attract ...

  • The Bottom Line Series: Cap-and-trade

    Cap-and-trade programs are the foundation of many climate policy proposals and have been a focus of debate in state, regional, and national legislatures. This fact sheet provides answers to some of the basic questions about cap-and-trade programs and reviews how such a system might work in the United States. What is a cap-and-trade program? A cap-and-trade program sets a maximum limit, or a ...

  • Environmental crushing, screening and recycling: Bobo grinding chews on steady diet of ice storm wreckage

    The ice storms in Georgia earlier this year created a tremendous amount of fallen trees and limbs in the metro Atlanta area, which needed to be recycled. The city of Marietta, GA and Cobb County, GA, contracted with Bobo Grinding Inc. based in Woodstock, GA, to reduce the wood waste to create mulch for use at various other sites. Bobo Grinding set up a temporary site for grinding near the ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Turnaround companies could your company bounce back from a brand-crushing disaster -- and not make the same mistakes again?

    Abstract Companies with some of the most tarnished images have transformed themselves from being viewed as environmentally or socially irresponsible pariahs to darlings of the media, the public, and even activist nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Other companies have accomplished this transformation in the short term, only to fail later on.   What are the key ...

  • The Great Transition – Closing Coal Plants

    We may wake up one morning in the not-too-distant future and realize that the world has reached a tipping point on coal. So concludes the Earth Policy Institute in Chapter 3 of its upcoming report entitled The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy. Use of this fuel will be declining worldwide, as ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ban the Bulb: Worldwide Shift from Incandescents to Compact Fluorescents Could Close 270 Coal-Fired Power Plants

    BAN THE BULB: Worldwide Shift from Incandescents to Compact Fluorescents Could Close 270 Coal-Fired Power PlantsOn February 20, 2007, Australia announced it would phase out the sale of inefficient incandescent light bulbs by 2010, replacing them with highly efficient compact fluorescent bulbs that use one fourth as much electricity. If the rest of the world joins Australia in this simple step to ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards highlight biomass- and waste-to-resource technologies

    On July 13, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards (PGCCA) and honored them at a ceremony at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. The PGCCAs were created in partnership with the American Chemical ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • KNPC moves far beyond compliance with essential suite™

    State-owned refinery proves its commitment to social responsibility and best practices in implementing Kuwait's first automated enterprise-level information management system Not long ago, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) found itself in the dubious position of being accused of environmental sins the company was not responsible for committing, but having no way of proving its innocence. ...


    By IHS

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