power plant air quality News

  • Radical New Approach to Making Power Plant Air Quality Decisions

    The potential for using the Internet and teleconferences in making complex power plant air quality decisions has been largely untapped. However, starting July 6 when McIlvaine Company combines its online decision trees with its new “Hot Topic Hour” discussions, full use of these resources will be achieved. Each week participants will spend an hour both viewing branches of decision trees ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Coping With the Shortage of Trained Power Plant Air Quality Engineers

    Along with the resurgence of coal-fired power generation there has developed a severe shortage of trained power plant air quality engineers. This shortage is universal. There are not enough trained people at the power plants, the consulting firms, or at the supplier companies. The shortage is worldwide and accelerating as developing countries are investing in better air quality. To ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants ...


    By ReportLinker

  • 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 GmbH

  • London Biomass Plant Turned Down on Air Quality Grounds

    Secretary of State Eric Pickles has dismissed a planning appeal by Blue-NG regarding the construction of a large, liquid biomass combined heat and power plant in Southall, London. The appeal had been called in by the Secretary of State due to the significance of the proposals for the delivery of the Government"s climate change programme and energy policies. Ultimately, however, the Secretary of ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Climate scientists` warning on air quality

    Actions to improve air quality and reduce climate change need to be linked claim scientists attending an annual United Nations conference on climate change in Poland this week. By the 2090s close to one-fifth of the world's population will be exposed to ozone levels well above the World Health Organization recommended safe-health level. Met Office Hadley Centre models project year-round ...


  • Air quality sensors track pollution

    Original story at MIT News Glimpses of blue sky are becoming a rare sight in Delhi, India’s capital, particularly in wintertime, when a thick white haze smothers the city. David Hagan, an MIT PhD candidate studying atmospheric chemistry and a Fellow in the MIT Tata Center for ...

  • US clean air mercury law will `significantly` impact on power plants

    When the Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) was vacated by a Federal Court last month, it set in motion a number of activities which will significantly impact the power plants and the suppliers.  Decisions already made must be reviewed and flexibility initiated to cope with the uncertainties. Since many expensive projects are underway, and since it may be months or years before a clear federal ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • St. Croix Fossil Fuel Power Plant to Comply with Clean Air Act

    Under a legal agreement announced today by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (VIWAPA) will come into compliance with air pollution control requirements in the federal Clean Air Act at its Estate Richmond Generating Facility on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. These air pollution controls will reduce emissions of ...

  • China Is The World Leader In Power Plant Air Pollution Projects

    China is currently undertaking a much bigger power plant air quality improvement program than any other country in the world.  China presently has more scrubber projects.  It is second only to the U.S. in terms of NOx control projects and it is the world’s leading supplier and purchaser of electrostatic precipitators for dust control.  This rate of activity is being tracked plant ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • EPA proposes to grant clean air act petition to improve air quality in New Jersey; agency action would cut transport of air pollutants from PA. Power plant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed to grant a petition submitted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to limit sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from a Pennsylvania power plant that are adversely impacting air quality in four New Jersey counties. The proposed rule, when final, would require the Portland Generating Station in Northampton County, Pa. to ...

  • EPA grants clean air act petition to improve air quality in New Jersey/action protects public health and cuts harmful emissions from pennsylvania power plant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today granted a petition submitted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to limit sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from a Pennsylvania power plant that are adversely impacting air quality in Warren, Sussex, Morris and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. This is the first single-source petition the agency has granted and it will require ...

  • EPA, Albuquerque Work to Improve Air Quality

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded $151,996 to the city of Albuquerque to monitor fine particulate matter, or PM 2.5. These are particles found in smoke and haze that measure 2.5 micrometers or less in diameter. The particles come from a variety of sources, and can have serious effects on the heart and lungs if they are inhaled. The grant will help the city conduct ambient ...

  • EPA strengthens air quality standard for nitrogen dioxide

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a new national air quality standard for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). This new one-hour standard will protect millions of Americans from peak short-term exposures, which primarily occur near major roads. Short-term exposures to NO2 have been linked to impaired lung function and increased respiratory infections, especially in people with asthma. ...

  • ZigBee Monitors Building And Ambient Air Quality

    Hitachi WirelessInfo's AirSense Monitoring Network Uses Ember's ZigBee Networking Technology to Manage Air Quality and Temperature-Sensitive Work Environments Boston, MA — A new real-time monitoring system from Hitachi WirelessInfo is helping companies create controlled environments where temperature, humidity and airborne particles can be managed to maintain ideal working conditions. The new ...


    By Hitachi Data Systems

  • Fossil Fuel-fired Power Plants can be a Positive rather than A Negative Contributor to Water Quality

    Operators of coal-fired power plants and gas turbine combined cycle power plants can utilize municipal wastewater for cooling and other needs. When they also eliminate discharges through zero liquid discharge (ZLD) technology they become positive rather than negative contributors to water quality. Water lost through evaporation can be greatly reduced by heat extraction from ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 2013 International Air Quality Conference (Air Quality IX) to be held October 21-23, 2013

    The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota announced that Air Quality IX, the nation's premier international conference on environmental topics associated with energy production, will be held October 21-23, 2013, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia, just minutes from Capitol Hill. Through its ...

  • Biomass Will Make Coal-fired Power Plants Greener

    The U.S. should follow the European lead and burn more biomass in coal-fired boilers. Big equivalent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions would be achieved according to the McIlvaine Company in its Power Plant Air Quality Decisions online system. In the U.K. one of the world’s largest coal-fired power plants, (Drax), announced recently that 10 percent of the fuel input will come from ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Beijing power plants to curb emissions for Olympics

    Beijing's power plants are set to slash their emissions in a bid to clean up the skies in time for this year's Olympic Games, according to reports in local media. The five power plants based in the city are fuelled mainly by coal and provide a third of Beijing's electricity and all of its thermal energy. However, local media have reported that the Huaneng Beijing Thermal Power Plant has put in ...

  • Polluting Pennsylvania Power Plant Sued by Neighbors

    PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, October 18, 2007 (ENS) - Ralph Hysong lives about a mile from FirstEnergy's Bruce Mansfield coal-fired power plant in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, so close that he can see the plant's two stacks from his front window. Born and raised in the county where he has lived all his life, Hysong now has serious health problems - respiratory and cardiac disease, a ...

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