visible emissions monitoring Articles

  • Vehicular Emission (Air Quality) Monitoring Study in Lagos, Nigeria

    INTRODUCTION On October 12, 2006 residents around Lagos Metropolis woke up, to their wonderment, to a hazy atmosphere which was very unusual to Lagosians and indeed to so many people. Many were lost as to what was happening. Some schools, especially around ...

  • Dust monitoring

    Generally, two different approaches are used to measure the amount of dust deposited on a surface; Determination of the soiling of a surface, by a change in its properties; Determination of the quantity of dust deposited, by weight. WHAT IS DUST? Dust is a generic term used to describe fine particles that are suspended in the atmosphere. Dust comes from a wide variety of sources, including soil, ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • Least-Cost Approaches to Reducing Acid Emissions

    ' The costs of meeting sulfur emission targets can be high. It is essential, therefore, that countries adopt policies which (a) minimize the net economic and social costs of reducing emissions to the agreed target levels, and (b) maximize the overlap between measures designed to reduce acidifying emissions and those addressing other forms of air pollution. This note discusses alternative ...


    By The World Bank

  • A.E.S. 1977 paper to with plating emission problems

    A.E.S. PAPER The following paper has NOT been altered whatsoever. Some notes a) A.E.S. stands for American Electroplating Society. b) the mention of l¼ million cfm is now incorrect as it is well over 3 million cfm c) The Grandview E.C.E. scrubber is a condensed name for Eliminate, Coalesce, Eliminate …. and this design is called by various names such as LMS …low micron scrubber and LMITS …low ...


  • Wireless monitoring for a safe indoor environment

    This article discusses the benefits of wireless technology for continously monitoring the indoor environment. In striving for the construction of energy efficient and cost-effective buildings, the imperative issue of the buildings Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is often overlooked. This can often lead to a unhealthy indoor environment and even to conditions such as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) or other ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Projections in hindsight - An assessment of past emission projections reported by Member States under EU air pollution and GHG legislation

    Over the past decade, European Union (EU) Member States were required to regularly compile and report official estimates of their projected (future) emissions for the year 2010 under two complementary pieces of legislation: for greenhouse gases (GHGs), the Monitoring Mechanism Decision (MMD), i.e. Decision No 280/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 ...

  • Michelmersh Group Plc uses eSight to monitor energy efficiency within manufacturing sites across the UK

    Established in 1842, the Michelmersh Group is formed from five brick manufacturing companies located across the UK; Blockleys, Michelmersh, Charnwood, Duntons and Taperell Taylor. The companies produce a range of products including facing and special-shaped bricks through to roof tiles. Background The Michelmersh group produces over 75 million bricks per year. The process of brick ...


    By eSight Energy

  • Support to Aviation Control Service (SACS): an online service for near-real-time satellite monitoring of volcanic plumes

    Volcanic eruptions emit plumes of ash and gases into the atmosphere, potentially at very high altitudes. Ash-rich plumes are hazardous for airplanes as ash is very abrasive and easily melts inside their engines. With more than 50 active volcanoes per year and the ever-increasing number of commercial flights, the safety of airplanes is a real concern. Satellite measurements are ideal for ...

  • Navigating NSPS subpart Db for boilers: a case study

    Over the past year, Trinity assisted a chemical company with the permitting and installation of a new 220 MMBtu/hr package boiler. The new natural gas-fired boiler replaces coal-fired units that were installed in the 1940s. Navigating through the numerous, and at times conflicting, regulatory requirements applicable to such a unit has been challenging. With careful planning and implementation, ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Expansion of waste water treatment plant, Switzerland

    Type     HOFGAS®- IFL2c Commissioning     2005 Site     WWTP Bern (Berne, Switzerland) Initial Situation The purification services provided by WWTP Region Bern so far are no longer adequate. The expansion project comprises new constructions, the new organic waste water treatment stage and the associated sludge liquor ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Air pollution – the invisible roadside killer

    The VW emissions scandal has helped to raise awareness of the deadly threat posed by air pollution in many of our towns and cities. In the following article, Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors, an instrumentation company, explains why diesel emissions will have to be lowered and how the latest monitoring technology will be an essential part of the solution. ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Fleet management green fleets: five practical ways to improve on sustainability efforts

    Green fleets are not only more responsible fleets, but more profitable ones as well. The bottom line is that if your fleet is not managed effectively, you will use more fuel and generate unnecessary emissions and excess costs that impact your profitability. Today’s economic conditions and environmental concerns are providing ample impetus for more and more waste managers to implement green ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • 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

  • `Wireless Record Keeping-Field Applications,` published in Pit and Quarry, February 2002

    In today's regulated world, facilities face numerous compliance demonstration requirements.  From testing for visible emissions to monitoring control device parameters, environmental managers must gather and store a great deal of compliance- related information. Documentation of various operational parameters can be required daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually.  Consolidating ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Why measuring the ambient NO2 without conversion?

    Nitrogen oxides NOx are pollutants that may have particular impact in terms of greenhouse gases, acidifying air etc ... issuance increased significantly since 1950 with the massive development of transport and industries. It therefore becomes necessary to provide measures always safer these pollutant gases, and to know the reliability of results. Currently, 60% of emissions of NO and NO2 are ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Closures of mine a new challenge for Romania

    AbstractThe mining activity is one of the oldest activity in Romania, dating from the year 100 B.C. The gold and silver ores represented one of the riches of our country. In time the economic content of metals diminuend, and the ore mines become non profitable. Due to this situation the best option of the State was the closure and ecological rehabilitation of the mines.The steps for the ...


  • Class I area impact analyses – recent guidance and updates

    As recommended in Appendix W of 40 Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR) Part 51 (Guideline on Air Quality Models), the CALPUFF modeling system has been widely used for long-range transport dispersion modeling analyses, especially for applications related to Class I Area analyses (e.g., regional haze evaluation and Class I Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) increment analysis). As U.S. ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Dye and Pigment Manufacturing Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Southern California Association of Governments geared up for a greener and more sustainable region

    Challenge As part of its planning efforts, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) wanted to get data on the energy and water usage of all commercial, industrial, and residential operations and facilities in the region to: Inform and improve regional transportation and local city planning; and Meet its SB 375 target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

  • Composting releases less air pollution than previously thought - study

    A new study funded by the California Integrated Waste Board (CIWMB) indicates that well-managed composting of green waste and food waste releases significantly less air pollution than previously thought. The study also demonstrates that a relatively inexpensive management technique - covering active compost piles with a layer of finished compost - may lower air emissions even further, by as ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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