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  • EPA analysis finds combustion chemical, coal tar constituent carcinogenic to humans

    The Environmental Protection Agency on Aug. 21 released a draft toxicological review of benzo[a]pyrene that found the combustion byproduct and coal tar constituent is carcinogenic to humans and harmful to developing organs and systems. “There is no known commercial use for benzo[a]pyrene,” which is part of a family of air ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • MagneGas moves to Advanced Testing of Co-Combustion Technology for Coal emission reductions

    MagneGas Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), a leading technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into MagneGas® fuel, this week announced that it continues the testing of its advanced co-combustion technology to reduce coal emissions. One week after President Obama again proclaimed greenhouse gas emissions to be, ...


    By MagneGas Corporation

  • Efficient Clean Coal Technology

    Among a lot of interesting topics being discussed at SETA 2016, reducing emission and improving efficiency in coal fired plants is among a great focus. Mr. Ajit Nambiar, Vice President, Power and Gas Sales, Siemens Pte Ltd, Singapore shared a case study to the audience how to optimize combustion using laser absorption spectroscopy technology as the innovative and cost-effective solution developed ...


    By GAT International

  • An industry first: SNC-Lavalin successfully integrates a commercial post-combustion CCUS system into a coal-fired power plant

    SaskPower recently set a precedent when it fired up a commercial-grade carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) system at its Boundary Dam power plant in Saskatchewan. It’s the first time that a CCUS system of this size has ever been retrofitted into a coal-fired plant anywhere in the world. SNC-Lavalin was proud to provide complete EPC and training services for the project’s ...


    By SNC-Lavalin

  • Chlorine in Coal and Coke

    A proposed new ASTM International standard will allow for a rapid and highly repeatable determination of chlorine in coal and coke through X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. WK34943, Test Method for Chlorine in Coal and Coke by XRF, is being developed by Subcommittee D05.29 on Major Elements in Ash and Trace Elements of Coal, which is part of ...


    By ASTM International

  • The end of coal – Perhaps Not

    Concerns over greenhouse gas emissions have prompted governments across North America to pull the plug on new coal fired energy plants and to close down aging facilities. The days of coal, at least in North America, may be numbered. But breakthroughs in coal burning and carbon sequestration technologies raise the question is this really the end of coal or a new beginning for ‘clean’ ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The search for clean coal

    Many countries and companies are pursuing with vigour the concept of ‘clean coal’, where toxic emissions of are reduced by over 90% and sulphur and greenhouse gas emissions are rendered virtually non-existent. Research is underway in Europe, North America and Asia on how to make use of the world’s most abundant fossil fuel in ways that are environmentally and socially more ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ASTM D4239 - 12 Standard Test Method for Sulfur in the Analysis Sample of Coal and Coke Using High-Temperature Tube Furnace Combustion

    Sulfur is part of the ultimate analysis of coal and coke. Results of the sulfur analysis are used for evaluation of coal preparation and cleaning, evaluation of potential sulfur emissions from coal and coke combustion or conversion processes, and evaluation of coal and coke quality in relation to contract specifications, as well as for scientific purposes. The competency of ...


    By ASTM International

  • Statement from EPA on coal ash

    WASHINGTON - EPA's pending decision on regulating coal ash waste from power plants, expected this month, will be delayed for a short period due to the complexity of the analysis the agency is currently finishing. As part of her commitment to ensuring the protection of public health and the environment regarding coal ash, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson had set a deadline to complete the ...

  • Clean Coal Technologies Moves to Dissolve Good Coal Joint Venture

    Clean Coal Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTCQB: CCTC) (PINK: CCTC), an emerging cleaner-energy company utilizing patented technology to convert raw coal into a cleaner burning and more efficient fuel, today announced it has sent a notice of default and termination to AGPL Investments Pte. Ltd. (“AGPL”) pursuant to the default and termination provisions of the ...

  • How to transform the industrial coal boiler

    With the successive development of energy conservation and environmental protection policy,the traditional coal boiler is facing the problem being transformed.The industrial coal boiler can be transformed into the environmental protection boiler such as industrial biomass boiler,as a leading industrial boiler ...


  • Pennsylvania Groundwater Contaminated By Coal Ash

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, September 18, 2007 (ENS) - Disposing of coal ash in mines is contaminating water supplies throughout Pennsylvania, according to a report released today by the advocacy group Clean Air Task Force and the nonprofit, public interest law firm Earthjustice. In 10 of 15 mines examined across the state, groundwater and streams near areas where coal ash, or coal ...

  • No new coal without CCS - Miliband

    A future that curbs emissions from new coal fired power stations, and will see the UK lead the world in the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, was proposed by Ed Miliband today. Setting the UK at the forefront of the global race to decarbonise fossil fuels, he set out to Parliament proposals for the basis on which coal fired power which will be permitted in the future: ...


  • EPA plans to regulate coal ash

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is proposing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. Coal combustion residuals, commonly known as coal ash, are byproducts of the combustion of coal at power plants and are disposed of in liquid form at large surface impoundments and in solid form at landfills. The residuals ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • House passes bill on coal ash

    The House on Thursday passed legislation giving states greater control over the management of coal ash, a coal combustion byproduct that poses environmental threats when put in landfills but is also commonly recycled for use in cement, concrete and other products. Some Democrats saw the measure as yet another attempt by the Republican majority ...


    By Associated Press

  • Advanced Combustion Systems Projects Selected for Funding

    The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected ten projects to receive funding through NETL’s Advanced Combustion Systems Program. The program focuses on lowering costs and improving performance of combustion systems that generate electricity with near-zero emissions, including ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Workers Still Exposed to Combustible Dust Hazards

    An explosion last month at a Shanghai factory producing parts for Apple injured 61 employees.  The explosion is believed to have been caused by a build-up of combustible aluminum dust. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), “Any combustible material (and some materials normally considered noncombustible) can burn rapidly when in a finely divided ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Industrial Combustible Dust Tragedies can be Prevented

    One year ago, a combustible dust explosion killed a worker at the Hoeganaes facility in Gallatin, Tennessee.  During the same year there were additional two accidents at the plant that have been linked to combustible dust resulting in several additional deaths and injuries. The investigation found that significant amounts of fine iron powder had accumulated over time at the facility and the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • `Self-combustion`: Schellnhuber`s view of the big picture

    From the pioneer days in barracks to the Pope in the Vatican, from the first mathematical equations to cutting edge computer simulations – for three decades, the physicist and political advisor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber has been exploring climate change as a challenge for humanity. Account of the state of research, life story, eco-manifest: all this is his major upcoming book on the climate ...

  • Coal Tar Constituent Found to be Carcinogenic to Humans

    After analysis the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has released a draft toxicological review classifying benzo[a]pyrene, a combustion chemical in coal tar, as a human carcinogen. Additionally the chemical is harmful to developing organs and systems. Benzo[a]pyrene is not used commercially but is ubiquitous in the environment from forest fires, motor vehicle exhaust, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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