Combustion Plants Articles

  • Best Biomass Carbonation Machine Currently Available

    Whenever a chemical process called pyrolysis occurs, it can create a couple different products that are really profitable. Typically, plastic or rubber tires are utilized, but in addition there are ways to convert biomass to the same kind of products. There may be a whole lot biomass in the present day that may be produced through the process of harvesting lumber, all of which simply goes toward ...

  • Analysis of national responses under Article 21 of the EU ETS Directive in 2015

    Synthesising Member State reporting on the application of the EU ETS Directive The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is one of the key climate policy instruments that has been implemented in the European Union (EU) to achieve its objectives of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a cost-effective manner. The EU ETS covers certain activities that emit carbon dioxide ...

  • TDLS for a Cleaner Environment - Case Study

    In this case study for Axetris Laser Gas Detection (LGD) products, Urs F. Boegli – Senior Application Engineer - looks at the historical perspective on the development of environment regulation and emission control technology. The European Community has published several directives to harmonize the legislation on industrial emissions. These include the Large Combustion Plant Directive ...


    By Axetris Ag

  • Eionet priority data flows, May 2014 - April 2015

    Overall approach for scoring The evaluation of the overall country performance is based on simple scoring rules: for each data flow, the maximum score is 3 points and the minimum score is – 1 point (see the detailed evaluation criteria on pages 8–17 in this report). Scores from all priority data flow areas are summed up for each country and then expressed as a percentage of ...

  • Application of the EU Emissions Trading Directive

    Synthesising Member State reporting on the ETS The European Union (EU) emissions trading system (ETS) is one of the key climate policy instruments implemented in the EU to achieve its emission reductions objectives in a cost‑effective manner. The EU Emissions Trading Directive (EU, 2003, referred to hereafter as the 'EU ETS Directive'), and in particular Article 21 ...

  • Case study - Decorpanel opts for Mawera biomass solution

    With six Homag beam saws, CNC drilling machines, CNC routing machines and edgebanders producing around 20 tonnes in off-cuts every week, Decorpanel of Hetton-le-Hole needed a boiler that would enable the company to utilise its waste fully and provide heating for the whole site. With the existing system out of action and a factory that was heated with gas and electric, Decorpanel’s Ian Ling ...


    By Mawera (UK) Ltd

  • 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

  • Reducing air pollution from electricity-generating large combustion plants in the European Union

    Background In 2008, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published a first assessment of the theoretical potential to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOX) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) from electricitygenerating large combustion plants (LCPs) (EEA, 2008). That earlier study showed that improving the environmental performance of existing LCPs by applying best available techniques ...

  • Methylmercury in mosquitoes around a large coal‐fired power plant in Central Ohio

    Emissions from coal‐fired power plants are the major anthropogenic source of mercury (Hg) in the environment. Because emitted Hg can be deposited near the source, concerns arise about the effects of coal‐burning facilities on levels of toxic methylmercury (MeHg) in biota near such sources. We investigated the potential impact of a large Hg‐emitting (450 kg in 2005) coal‐fired power station in ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Enhesa – Enforcement Corner

    As EHS regulatory activity continues to grow, enforcement continues around the world. Below are just a few examples of recent EHS enforcement actions. On 20 June 2011, an oil company branch in the United Kingdom was ordered by Ipswich Crown Court to pay a total of £1.24million in fines and costs over the explosion and fire at one of its gas terminals on 28 February 2008. The explosion blew ...

  • Understanding the dangers of combustible dust

    Paper shredding is growing into a big business. Recycling and the green movement certainly planted the seeds, but regulators have added the fertilizer. Industry-changing laws have been passed to govern document security in accounting, healthcare and banking, and shredders of many varieties are becoming the tools of those trades.Five or six years ago Warde Comeaux knew only a few people who ...

  • Estimation of postfire nutrient loss in the Florida everglades

    Received for publication August 28, 2008. Postfire nutrient release into ecosystem via plant ash is critical to the understanding of fire impacts on the environment. Factors determining a postfire nutrient budget are prefire nutrient content in the combustible biomass, burn temperature, and the amount of combustible biomass. Our objective was to quantitatively describe the relationships between ...

  • Thermodynamic evaluation of gas turbines for cogeneration applications

    In this paper, the first and second laws of thermodynamics have been utilised to evaluate the performance of intercooled reheat regenerative gas turbine cogeneration plant. The effects of overall pressure ratio, cycle temperature ratio, pressure losses, and process steam pressure on energetic and exergetic efficiencies have been investigated. The results indicate that most of the exergy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmentally safe combustion of corrosive solvents

    Type     HOFGAS®- IFM4c/350/100 Commissioning     2002 Site     EMS DOTTIKON (Dottikon, CH) Situation By September 2002 EMS Dottikon AG had started the operation of the new production plant for pharmaceutical substances. As a result of the drying process 0..100Nm³/h off-gas is expelled batch wise. The main compound is ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Biomass gassing as an effective source of energy

    Type     HOFGAS®- IFM4c 4000/2100 Performance     2100 Nm3/h / 3500 kW          Location     Limoges (FR) Situation A prestigious gassing plant for biomass is being built in the heart of France. The owner is promising himself a significantly higher level of efficiency through ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Low emissions from large plants too

    Type     HOFGAS®- LPM 3000 Performance     3’000 Nm³/h, 15’000 kW Location     Scotland (GB) SituationEvery year, 150’000 tonnes of waste from Edinburgh, Lothian and the Borders Region are brought to the Dunbar landfill site. The waste is transported by rail to the site. In 2002, the UK Environmental Agency ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Redundant combustion plant for Novartis

    Type     HOFGAS®- IFM4c/2200/1500/60/180 Commissioning     2004 Site     Novartis (Basel, CH) Situation In order to prevent production failure due to missing redundancy in the flue gas clean up, Novartis required an additional system. During different production processes exhaust air load with organic components is formed. ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Estimation of postfire nutrient loss in the Florida everglades

    Postfire nutrient release into ecosystem via plant ash is critical to the understanding of fire impacts on the environment. Factors determining a postfire nutrient budget are prefire nutrient content in the combustible biomass, burn temperature, and the amount of combustible biomass. Our objective was to quantitatively describe the relationships between nutrient losses (or concentrations in ash) ...

  • `Getting Technical - Managing Your Assets in an AB21 Carbon-Constrained Environment, presented at an AB32 Seminar, June 2008

    AB32 Mandatory Reporting Rule Covered Entities Cement plants; Petroleum refineries that emit > 25,000 metric tonnes of CO2 in anycalendar year after 2007 Hydrogen plants that emit > 25,000 metric tonnes of CO2 in anycalendar year after 2007 Electric generating ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Air pollution from electricity-generating large combustion plants

    The study was initiated in the context of the review of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Directive. This report presents the results of a study that assesses the theoretical potential to reduce air emissions of SO2 and NOX that might have occurred had the best available techniques (BAT) and associated emission levels (AELs), as described in the large combustion plant ...

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