combustion plant regulation News

  • Capping emissions from medium-sized combustion plants

    Proposed EU sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission limits for medium-sized combustion plants, such as electricity generators or heating systems for domestic, residential or industrial use, were backed by MEPs on Wednesday. They had already been informally agreed with EU ministers. In areas where these emissions breach EU air quality standards, EU countries would be required to assess whether ...


    By European Commission

  • MEPs vote to cap Emissions of Medium Combustion Plants

    EU countries would have to enforce sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission limits upon medium-sized combustion plants, such as electricity generators or heating systems for domestic, residential or industrial use, under draft plans approved by the Environment Committee on Wednesday. MEPs voted to adapt the scheme to match the plants’ thermal input, so as to reduce the administrative ...


    By European Parliament

  • Medium combustion plants emissions: informal deal with Council

    Draft plans to set sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission limits for medium-sized combustion plants, such as electricity generators or heating systems for domestic, residential or industrial use, were informally agreed by MEPs and the Latvian Presidency of the Council on Tuesday. EU Member states will have to assess whether to introduce stricter limits in areas where these emissions breach ...


    By European Parliament

  • Medium combustion plants: New rules on emissions adopted

    On 10 November 2015, the Council adopted a new directive to limit the emissions from combustion plants of medium size. These new rules are part of the clean air legislative package, which aims at improving  air quality in the EU. The new directive sets emission limit values for certain pollutants. These limits will be applied for new and existing ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Plan to Cut Pollution from Combustion Plants Watered Down by the Council

    Today (Dec 17, 2014) the Council of Ministers agreed on a position that would limit emissions from medium-size combustion plants [1] but create too many loopholes and unjustified flexibility schemes to be fully effective. The Council’s position exempts operators of refineries, plants operated on large-scale farming sites or plants on islands and there would be complex transition periods for ...

  • The combustible dust fire and explosion Pentagon

    In February 1999, an explosion in a foundry in Massachusetts killed three and injured nine. Almost four years later in January 2003, an explosion in a North Carolina pharmaceutical plant killed six and injured 38. A month later, seven are killed in an explosion in a Kentucky acoustics insulation manufacturing plant and 37 more are injured; and in February 2008, an explosion at a Georgia sugar ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • ThermoEnergy Expects Proposed Obama EPA Carbon Regulations to Spur Adoption of Clean Combustion Technologies

    ThermoEnergy Corporation (OTCBB: TMEN) (www.thermoenergy.com) Chief Executive Officer Cary Bullock expects that the Obama Administration's EPA-proposed first carbon pollution standard for future power plants will spur the adoption of technologies like ThermoEnergy's to ...


  • CSB nine years later, still no dust regulation – urges OSHA to finalize combustible dust safety standard

    Nine years after the first of a series of deadly combustible dust explosions in the U.S., the CSB (Chemical Safety Board) is imploring OSHA to take decisive action and finalize its court-ordered Combustible Dust Standard. Investments in plant dust collection systems will be vital to meeting the new proposed standards. Imperial Sugar Refinery in Port Wentworth, Ga, 14 dead, 38 injured; various ...


    By Baghouse.com

  • 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.

  • Wärtsilä to supply Africa`s largest purely gas fuelled combustion engine power plant

    Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade & Technical Press release, 4 July 2011 This will be the largest power plant running exclusively on gas engines to be installed on the African ...


  • 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

  • Aluminum Dusts Can Lead to Deadly Combustible Dust Explosions

    Aluminum, known by its symbol Al, is the third most abundant element in the Earth’s crust.  Aluminum and its alloys are vital components in a number of modern products and structural elements used today.  It is known for its low density and ability to resist corrosion making it the most widely used non-ferrous metal. Millions of tons of the metal are produced each year for global ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • US Labor Department`s OSHA cites New England Wood Pellet LLC for fire and combustible dust hazards at 2 New York manufacturing plants

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited New England Wood Pellet LLC for alleged repeat and serious safety violations following inspections of the company's Schuyler and Deposit manufacturing plants where workers were exposed to fire, rapid combustion and wood dust explosion hazards due to deficient implementation of protective measures in the wood ...

  • Zinc Dusts Can Lead to Deadly Combustible Dust Explosions

    Earlier this year, a team of doctors and nurses from the United States traveled to Bolivia to take part in an emergency drill at a zinc mining facility.  The exercise involved a simulated explosion at the plant. Zinc is a metallic chemical element represent by the symbol Zn.  It is the 24th most abundant element in the Earth’s crust.  Zinc is used in many alloys, including ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Combustible Dust Tragedies Could be Prevented through Laboratory Testing

    Just over nine years ago, an explosion and fire killed seven workers and injured 37 at an acoustics manufacturing plant in Corbin, Kentucky. Due to the catastrophic nature of this incident, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) conducted an investigation to determine the root and contributing causes to be able to make recommendations to prevent similar occurrences. The ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ClearSign Combustion Reports Dramatic Reduction of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) Using Proprietary Electrodynamic Combustion Control(TM) (ECC(TM)) Technology

    ClearSign Combustion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLIR), an emerging leader in combustion and emissions control technology for industrial, commercial and utility markets, reported today that it has successfully demonstrated extraordinary reductions in emissions of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) using its proprietary Electrodynamic Combustion Control™ (ECC™) technology. The company reports NOx emissions of 15 ...


    By Marketwire

  • FirstEnergy, Citing Impact of Environmental Regulations, Will Retire Three Coal-Fired Power Plants in West Virginia

     FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) announced today that its Monongahela Power Company (Mon Power) subsidiary will be retiring three older coal-fired power plants located in West Virginia by September 1, 2012.  The decision to close the plants is based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which were recently finalized, and other environmental ...


    By FirstEnergy

  • EPA Announces Plans to Regulate Coal Ash

    EMSL Analytical provides testing solutions for coal ash as well as combustion byproducts including soot, char and ash.   ...


  • Federal agency finds lax regulation of chemicals

    A federal agency investigating a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant will tell a Senate committee Thursday that regulation of the dangerous chemicals used in the industry fall under a "patchwork" of standards that are decades old and are far weaker than rules used by other countries. The U.S Chemical Safety Board is the first federal agency to ...


    By Associated Press

  • Bush Orders First Federal Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

    WASHINGTON, DC - After resisting the regulation of greenhouse gases since he took office in 2001, President George W. Bush today signed an Executive Order directing four federal agencies to develop regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions from new mobile sources. Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide emitted by the combustion of fossil fuels, contribute to global climate ...

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