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  • A new global map of ammonia emissions

    For the first time, a global map of atmospheric ammonia emissions has been produced using satellite measurements. This opens up new ways to survey air quality and monitor the Earth's atmospheric chemistry from space. Modern agricultural practices, especially intensive farming methods and widespread fertiliser use, are mainly responsible for ammonia emissions, which have more than doubled since ...

  • Pennsylvania DEP Releases Unconventional Drilling Emissions Inventory Data

    The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has released emissions data for the unconventional drilling industry and will discuss the results in an upcoming web-based presentation on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m.The data represents 2011 emissions from natural gas production and processing facilities, such as wells and compressor stations. "The data show that emissions from ...

  • Eleven Member States exceed air emissions limits under LRTAP Convention

    Emissions of most air pollutants have fallen over the last two decades in Europe. But many Member States have exceeded internationally-agreed pollutant limits set to protect human health and the environment, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Road transport, households, power plants, agricultural activities and certain industry sectors continue to emit ...

  • Entsorga-Enteco 2009 – Focus on `Air Quality Control & Emissions Protection`: Mission `Clean Air` forges ahead

    Air quality control is one of the success stories of European environmental policy. Ever fewer air pollutants are being released into the atmosphere from power stations, waste incineration plants,industrial processes. But this is no reason to sitback. Environmental policy is still focussing above all on nitrogen compounds such as NOx and ammonia as well as particulate matter and ground-level ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • Ceilcote Air Pollution Control announces major hazardous waste treatment project award

    Ceilcote Air Pollution Control, a global leader in the design and manufacture of systems for industrial waste treatment and air pollution control, received a 7.2 million dollar contract for the design and supply of a complete process system for destruction of gaseous and liquid silicone chemical waste streams.  The system will consist of a down-flow incinerator followed by exhaust treatment to ...

  • Californians dying prematurely from particles in vehicle exhaust

    Every year, up to 24,000 Californians die prematurely because they breathe fine particle pollution over a long period of time, according to research presented this week to the California Air Resources Board. A majority of these deaths occur in highly populated areas around the state, including the South Coast, the San Joaquin Valley and the San Francisco Bay air basins.  All combustion ...

  • EPA, Allegheny County and DOJ reach agreement with Allegheny Ludlum Corp. on clean air violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Allegheny County Health Department and U.S. Department of Justice have reached a settlement agreement with Allegheny Ludlum Corp. (ALC) for alleged Clean Air Act violations at ALC’s Natrona silicon steel production plant in Allegheny County, Pa. “This settlement will bring cleaner air to Allegheny County” said EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional ...

  • EPA selects students at U.C. Riverside to receive sustainable design funding

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a total of about $45,000 in grants to three student teams at the University of California, Riverside to design an innovative way to generate power, and develop a lawn mower and a backyard barbeque that will emit less air pollution. The students competed for grants by submitting research proposals to develop sustainable, alternative methods ...

  • Cabot Corporation Agrees to Spend Over $84 Million to Control Harmful Air Pollution at Texas, Louisiana Facilities

    Boston-based Cabot Corporation, the second largest carbon black manufacturer in the United States, has agreed to pay a $975,000 civil penalty and spend an estimated $84 million on state of the art technology to control harmful air pollution, resolving alleged violations of the New Source Review (NSR) provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA) at its three facilities in the towns of Franklin and Ville ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

  • Fouling California Air Costs Giant Pulp Mill $5 Million

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 2, 2007 (ENS) - The largest unbleached kraft pulp mill in North America - Evergreen Pulp, Inc. - will spend $5 million to settle state and federal charges of air pollution from its wood pulp mill in Eureka, California. The mill spewed forth particulate matter and hazardous air pollutants that were 230 percent above the federal emission standard, the ...

  • Exclusive: 5% mpg improvement - Independent testing shows

    Latest telemetric technology registers 5% fuel saving with EC-1500.In a recent test, CMS SupaTrak’s EcoTrak fuel saving technology was employed to test the fuel consumption savings that ChemEcol Ltd. claims for its diesel fuel technology EC-1500. CMS SupaTrak added ChemEcol’s patented fuel technology to the diesel in the company Astra vans for 3 weeks (+ 4,300km) in January/February 2009 and saw ...


  • Intelligent solutions for air quality

    International Trade Fair for Waste Management and Environmental Technology presents technologies and processes for the challenges of national and international air pollution control Acid rain, the death of forests and fishes, a hole in the ozone layer in the stratosphere above the North and South Poles, and an increased risk of skin cancer, mutations, global warming and climate ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • EPA, California Notify Volkswagen of Clean Air Act Violations

    Today, EPA is issuing a notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (collectively referred to as Volkswagen). The NOV alleges that four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars from model years 2009-2015 include software that circumvents EPA emissions standards for certain air pollutants. California is separately issuing an ...

  • Questions and Answers on the new European air quality directive

     Questions and Answers on the new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 1) What is the issue? Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large ...

  • Power Plants Must Have A Mercury Reduction Strategy Now

    Despite the regulatory uncertainties it is essential that power plant operators put in place both short-term and long-term plans to deal with mercury emissions. This is the advice provided by the McIlvaine Company in Power Plant Air Quality Decisions. There are three main reasons why it is so important to have a plan in place: - Requirements for reduction are likely sooner rather ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • EPA, San Diego County Air District to Unveil Air Monitor in San Ysidro

    On Tuesday, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld, along with representatives from the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD), U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. General Services Administration, will unveil a new air pollution monitor at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. The device, which begins operating on February 3rd, will be used to collect real time ...

  • Internet Truckstop is First Load Board to Help Members Navigate New CARB Regulation

    Internet Truckstop has rolled out a new decision support tool and a free webinar series to help Truckstop.com members’ transition into new regulations, now in effect, from the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The new CARB regulation just went into effect, on January 1st, and requires every carrier driving on California roads to ...


  • Air Monitors Ltd to reveal the future of air quality monitoring

    Just as the demand for better air quality in towns and cities grows, public sector budgets are diminishing, so the need for better, more effective, lower cost monitoring has never been greater. The Air Monitors’ exhibition stands (No’s 3 & 4) at AQE 2015, the air quality and emissions show, will therefore feature the latest technologies for: improving spatial and temporal ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • EPA, California Notify Volkswagen of Additional Clean Air Act Violations

    Today, EPA is issuing a second notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. This NOV is also being issued to Porsche AG and Porsche Cars North America. These five companies are collectively referred to as Volkswagen (VW). The NOV alleges that VW developed and installed a defeat device in certain VW, Audi and Porsche light ...

  • $700,000 in U.S. EPA Climate and Air Quality Grants Awarded to Two U.C. Schools

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded a $300,000 grant to U.C. Irvine and a $400,000 grant to U.C. San Diego for work to improve our understanding of how certain organic compounds form in the atmosphere. The grants are part of more than $4.3 million awarded to 13 institutions nationwide. Support from EPA, along with that of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the ...

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