stationary source emissions test Articles

  • 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

  • Performance specification YY: Specifications and test procedures for Xray fluorescence based multi-metals continuous emission monitoring systems at stationary sources case study

    Performance Specification YY details the performance requirements for a multi-metals continuous emissions monitor that utilizes x-ray fluorescence (XRF) as an analytical technique. Each XRF based multi-metals CEMS must meet the criteria for accuracy, stability, and instrumental response laid out in this document. In addition, every XRF multimetals CEMS must meet the installation requirements in ...

  • Method X: Determination of metal concentrations in emissions from stationary sources (instrumental analyzer procedure) case study

    Method X is an instrumental analyzer procedure for the determination of multiple metals using x-ray fluorescence as an analytical technique. Method X specifies the criteria for accuracy stability and precision that must be met by an x-ray fluorescence based instrument analyzer. Method X also describes the emission test procedures associated with an x-ray fluorescence based metals measurement ...

  • Heavy Metals Water Testing Powered by DNA

    Water pollution is a worldwide problem affecting developing and developed countries alike. Heavy metal contaminants are one prevalent type of water pollutant. They are persistent in the environment once d is charged and removal from source waters is necessary to ensure a clean drinking water supply. The problem of heavy metal pollution arises from several sources. Heavy metals such as uranium can ...


    By ANDalyze

  • Methodology of model testing and application to dispersion simulation above complex terrain

    This paper concerns an integrated model testing exercise focussed on the use of model performance statistical indices. SAFE_AIR is a multisource model mainly designed to describe dispersion of airborne pollutants from point sources at local-to-regional scales over complex terrain in non-stationary meteorological and emission conditions. It was applied in the region of Ilo, Peru, a complex coastal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Coming In Out of the Cold: Hybrids Put to the Test

    Untitled Document Point Roberts, WA, Delta B.C.- May 25, 2004 With gas prices reaching an all time high and not much promise of an end in sight, hybrid technology is falling under the lens of some careful ...


    By Investorideas.com

  • Development and first tests of a data assimilation algorithm in a Lagrangian puff atmospheric dispersion model

    The development of a Data Assimilation algorithm based on variational approach that allows estimation of source emission rate in Lagrangian particle/puff Atmospheric Dispersion Models for non-stationary (wind and source) conditions is presented. The one-dimensional tests including constant and variable in time source emission rate and wind velocity showed that methodology can be extended to take ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 MilliporeSigma

  • How to Select Permit Conditions That Ensure Maximum Operational Flexibility: A Case Study at a Cardboard Manufacturing Site

    The identification and acquisition of flexible permit conditions has been essential to the successful operation and compliance status of a cardboard manufacturing site in Los Angeles. In 1999, the owner was cited for exceeding the volatile organic compound (VOC) emission limits on two stationary sources by the California Air Quality Management District (CAQMD). A notice of violation (NOV) was ...


    By Coto Consulting, Inc.

  • 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

  • Federal GHG reporting rule proposed

    On March 10, 2009, EPA proposed federal greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements as authorized by the FY08 Omnibus Appropriations Act (H.R. 2794; Public Law 110-161), signed Dec. 26, 2007. EPA developed the rule to collect comprehensive GHG emissions data that can be used to inform EPA and government agencies for future policy decisions. EPA’s rulemaking approach used screening criteria ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Preparing for EPA’s mandatory reporting of greenhouse gases rule

    Recent action by the US EPA to finalize the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Rule means that environmental managers must now seriously examine whether they are fully prepared to address the imminent requirements. This article provides some assistance by summarizing key points regarding the final versus proposed rule, providing clarification on key questions that have arisen since the ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Capture of carbon dioxide from flue gas using solid regenerable sorbents

    Carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels are a significant factor in global climate change. Large stationary sources such as coal-fired electric generating plants are likely to be the most cost-effective targets for carbon dioxide capture. At present, liquid amine-based scrubbing systems are the only processes available for this application. Processes based on regenerable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How has MCERTS impacted CEMS?

    Industrial process operators that produce gas emissions to atmosphere are regulated by the Environment Agency. Monitoring of these emissions ensures that the environment is being properly protected and helps them manage their own impact on the environment. Under the Environmental Permitting Regulations, these sites are required to continually measure emission parameters from their chimney-stacks ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • 3 Key initiatives from Australia’s Climate Change Policy

    Australia is a major nation to watch when it comes to curbing climate change. The country made an international commitment to reduce its GHG emissions by 5 to 25 percent from 2000 levels by 2020. How Australia achieves these reductions can provide lessons on how other countries around ...

  • States propose attainment designations for the new 1-hour So2 NAAQS

    The U.S. EPA revised the primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for sulfur dioxide (SO2) on June 2, 2010 by implementing a new 1-hour standard of 75 parts per billion (ppb) (calculated as the three-year average of the 99th percentile of the annual distribution of daily maximum 1-hour average concentrations). Based on an evaluation of the risks posed by acute exposure to SO2, EPA ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • The invisible fine dust

    Air is lifeblood. Daily we inhale approximately 15.000 liter. Still, the air contains invisible pollutants, which vary in its composition and concentration depending on the location. Especially the respirable particles with a diameter of less than 2.5 µm (PM 2.5) were considered to be particularly dangerous. According to a current study conducted by the Max Planck Society, ...

  • EPA proposes updates to CISWI rules

    On June 4, 2010, the U.S. EPA proposed updates to the Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources (NSPS) for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Units (NSPS Subpart CCCC) and Emission Guidelines (EG) for Existing CISWI Units (EG Subpart DDDD), collectively referred to as the "CISWI Rules." In order to describe the proposed updates to the CISWI Rules, it is necessary ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Fuel alternatives for heavy equipment

    High fuel prices are leading composters and wood grinders to reevaluate diesel-guzzling heavy equipment, looking to alternatives that are both more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly. This could be as “simple” as filling up existing machines with biodiesel blends, could involve swapping out a diesel model for an electric one, or even go as far as generating electricity on site to power ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Carbon Capture & Storage: CO2 Capture

    F7.1  | DOE and NETL’s Carbon Capture R&D Program Timothy Fout |  Project Manager, US DOE/ NETL With pending legislation or EPA action on greenhouse gas emissions, ...

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