Fugitive Emissions Monitoring Articles

  • While Oil Prices are Down, Get Up on Compliance

    It’s no secret that the oil and gas industry has taken a hit lately, with per-barrel prices dipping to as low as $27. The saturated market and low prices have many companies putting a hold on drilling. While no one in our industry likes dipping oil prices, there are two things you can do to weather the storm until those prices take a (much welcomed) upward turn: Stay up to date on ...


    By ABUTEC LLC

  • Local PM10 source apportionment for non-attainment areas in Slovakia

    The method used for the PM10 source apportionment in 18 air quality management areas (AQMAs) in Slovakia is presented, as well as the results of the study. Local PM10 emissions include traffic emissions, local seasonal heating sources from residential housing, industrial and point sources, and fugitive sources. Mathematical modelling has been performed using CALPUFF model, driven by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exceeding expectations: Safer and better – for all!

    Elkem has production facilities worldwide and is a global leader in environment-friendly production. In order to reduce emissions to a minimum and increase the employee’s safety at the facilities, Elkem cooperate with NEO Monitors. At Elkem's plant in Salten, Norway, silicon is produced from quartz in a high temperature process using coal and coke as reducing agents. The silicon is ...


    By NEO Monitors AS

  • New Study Raises Big Questions on U.S. Fugitive Methane Emissions

    A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences sheds light on a question that continues to vex industry executives and policymakers alike: How significant are fugitive methane ...

  • 5 Reasons why it’s (still) important to reduce fugitive methane emissions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its annual greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory report. Using new data and information, the EPA lowered its estimate of fugitive methane emissions from natural gas ...

  • Capturing the fugitives: Reducing methane emissions from natural gas

    The rapid expansion of natural gas development in the United States has been a double-edged sword. While natural gas supporters are quick to point out its economic benefits and green attributes—natural gas produces roughly half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal during combustion—this isn’t the whole story. Natural gas comes with environmental consequences, including risks to ...

  • A close look at fugitive methane emissions from natural gas

    Natural gas is booming in the United States. Production has increased by 20 percent in the last five years, fueled largely by technological advances in shale gas extraction. Other countries–including China–are now studying our ...

  • The use of methanotrophic applications to control of fugitive methane emissions from the biodegradation of organic waste

    Large amounts of methane (CH4) escapes to the atmosphere through fugitive emissions arising from anthropogenic sources. This is detrimental because the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of CH4 is 25 times that of carbon dioxide (CO2) on a 100 year time horizon. As a result, there has been increasing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Guide for developing a multi-metals, Fence-line monitoring plan for fugitive emissions using x-ray based Monitorsa case study

    Airborne metals and metal compounds are of particular concern to human health. Not only are they included in the United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of 187 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), they represent 8 of the 33 urban pollutants identified by the EPA as posing the greatest potential health threat in urban areas. This is particularly significant since 80% of ...


    By Cooper Environmental

  • Effective control of fugitive emissions

    Are you Building a brand new process and want to get through the permit process quickly? Looking for ways to further reduce emissions? Under an order from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to further reduce emissions? With EPA continually pressuring industry to reduce emissions, control of fugitives is increasingly important to your overall emissions ...

  • Sensitivity of AERMOD in Modeling Fugitive Dust Emission Sources

    Dispersion modelers have long faced challenges estimating ambient pollutant concentrations caused by releases from “fugitive” sources of particulate matter, such as paved and unpaved roadways, raw material storage piles, outdoor material processing operations, agricultural activities, or windblown dust in general. Fugitive emissions are commonly defined as those that could not ...

  • 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

  • Quantifying Fugitive Emissions from Biodigesters

    Background Agricultural biodigesters reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions & generate clean energy. GHG reduction depends on many factors (design, feedstock, etc.), including the amount of fugitive CH4 emissions. Quantifying fugitive emissions is difficult -- commonly assumed: 15% of total CH4 production (California Climate Action Registry ) 15% of ...


    By PKL Technologies Inc.

  • Pneumatic Focusing Gas Chromatography: A 3-in-1 Continuous, Automated, Ambient-Fence line-Fugitive Emissions Instrument

    This project involved design improvements in both software and hardware, and commercialization of our Pneumatic Focusing Gas Chromatography technology for continuous monitoring of VOCs and Air Toxics and demonstration of its performance in year-long monitoring programs at an EPA Superfund site in Fargo North Dakota and an Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Air Toxics site in Portland ...


    By VOC Technologies

  • Refrigerant gas management (case study)

    Executive Summary Refrigerant leaks are one the highest maintenance expenses for organizations using or maintaining gas. In addition to compliance, management of refrigerant is important from a cost perspective. A typical 100-store supermarket chain operates with 400,000 lbs. of refrigerant within their refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Assuming an average cost of $6 per ...


    By Verisae

  • Fugitive emissions control total quality management

    Environmental problems such as control of emissions have become increasingly important for manufacturers, so that, for Union Carbide, they have been elevated to the centre of the company's policies. This article shows how, through a firm resolve and the application of total quality management, companies can work towards solving these environmental problems.Keywords: benchmarks, chemical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Summarizing the fundamentals of fugitive emission tracking

    Fugitive emission tracking for a number of key industries is now a focus for the United States and a number of other countries. When a hazardous leak occurs it is important to identify and gauge the amount and type of substance emitted. Officials will gain a better understanding of the challenge posed by greenhouse gases, as they affect global warming. When an unexpected leak of a hazardous ...


    By Verisae

  • DAK Americas saves US$150,000 annually and transforms LDAR monitoring program into profit center

    Work smarter, not harder' has long been the goal at DAK Americas' polyethylene terephthalate resins (PET) ethylene glycol and monomers refining plant in Leland, North Carolina. Recently, the facility's environmental team applied that philosophy to the management of fugitive emissions information using FEMS Express™ software from ESS and achieved remarkable results. Like many chemical plants in ...


    By IHS

  • Performance of AERMOD vs. CALPUFF on Fugitive Emission Sources in the Nearfield

    Abstract On November 9, 2006, the AMS/U.S. EPA Regulatory Model (AERMOD) replaced the Industrial Source Complex (ISC) model as the U.S. EPA-approved regulatory model for analyses in the nearfield (less than 50 kilometers from a site). The CALPUFF modeling system, another U.S. EPA-approved model typically regarded as a long-range transport model, can also be utilized in the nearfield on a ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Remote sensing of emissions: new technologies and recent work

    The Second International Workshop on Remote Sensing of Emissions: New Technologies and Recent Work was held April 1-3, 2008. The workshop was sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards at Research Triangle Park (RTP), Office of Research and Development (RTP), and Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (HQ). At the workshop, ...

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