process plant emissions News

  • Illinois cement plant agrees to reduce harmful emissions

    Two companies that own and operate a Portland cement manufacturing facility near Dixon, Ill., have agreed to install state-of-the-art pollution controls to reduce harmful air emissions and pay an $800,000 civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice announced today. St. Marys Cement Inc., (U.S.) and St. ...

  • Concentrating emissions

    Researchers at MIT have shown the benefits of a new approach toward eliminating carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions at coal-burning power plants. Their system, called pressurized oxy-fuel combustion, provides a way of separating all of the carbon-dioxide emissions produced by the burning of coal, in the form of a concentrated, pressurized liquid stream. This allows for carbon dioxide sequestration: ...

  • 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

  • New process removes sulfur components, carbon dioxide from power plant emissions

    The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a reusable organic liquid that can pull harmful gases such as carbon dioxide or sulfur dioxide out of industrial emissions from power plants. The process could directly replace current methods and allow power plants to capture double the amount of harmful gases in a way that uses no water, less energy and saves money. ...

  • Waste-to-energy process promises smaller, cleaner plants

    Cutting edge waste-to-energy plants that are smaller and cleaner than incinerators could soon hit the UK market. The plants run a new process that transforms non-recyclable waste into a clean syn-gas, used to generate clean power and a high-strength building material, with the plant itself powered by the syn-gas it produces. Carbon-neutral and very low in emissions with plants around a third of ...

  • EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Emissions Permit for Magellan Processing

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Magellan Processing, L.P. to build a new condensate splitter plant at the company’s existing terminal. The facility is in Nueces County, in Corpus Christi, Texas. “Corpus Christi’s economy is well-placed to take advantage ...

  • AMETEK Land Reveals How Power Plants Can Better Monitor Their Emissions

    AMETEK Land reveals in its latest engineering brief how power plant operators can benefit from opacity monitoring systems to verify that they are compliant with global and national emissions limits. The brief, which is available at https://www.landinst.com/documents/1217, outlines how power-generation plant operators must ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • Air Pollution Damages from Plant’s Emissions Prompt Lawsuit

    Residents of Muscatine, Iowa have filed a lawsuit against Grain Processing Corp., which they allege emits so much pollution that homes, cars, and buildings across the city have been damaged. According to the Huffington Post, residents say that the plant, which makes corn-based products, spews toxic chemicals and particulate matter into the air that then travels for miles with the wind.   ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Hybrid system could cut coal-plant emissions in half

    Original story at MIT News Most of the world’s nations have agreed to make substantial reductions in their greenhouse gas emissions, but achieving these goals is still a considerable technological, economic, and political challenge. The International Energy Agency has projected that, even with the new ...

  • Emissions from power plants fall even as economy improves

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  • `Hybrid` nuclear plants could make a dent in carbon emissions

    Original story at MIT News Many efforts to smooth out the variability of renewable energy sources — such as wind and solar power — have focused on batteries, which could fill gaps lasting hours or days.  But MIT’s Charles Forsberg has come up with a much more ambitious ...

  • Johnson Matthey opens new emissions control catalyst plant in southwestern Pennsylvania

    The US$43 million, 150,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility near Smithfield, PA will create 110 advanced manufacturing jobs. Johnson Matthey—a world leader in advanced materials technology—will hold a grand opening on Friday, August. 21, 2009 of its new emissions control catalyst manufacturing plant on an 11.5-acre greenfield site near Smithfield in southwestern Pennsylvania. The facility is ...

  • Cement Manufacturer Agrees to Reduce Harmful Air Emissions at Colorado Plant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that CEMEX, Inc., the owner and operator of a Portland cement manufacturing facility in Lyons, Colo., has agreed to operate advanced pollution controls on its kiln and pay a $1 million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA). “Today’s settlement will ...

  • First us power plant with stricter federal emissions limits

    GE has announced its zero liquid discharge (ZLD) wastewater recycling technology will be installed at the Russell City Energy Center (RCEC), a new 600MW natural gas and steam combined-cycle power plant being built in Alameda County, USA. RCEC is the first power plant in the country to be builtunder a voluntary agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency to meetstricter limits on ...


  • Corpus Christi Plant Agrees to Pay Over $750,000 to Improve Emission Controls

    The MarkWest Javelina plant will invest over $650,000 for facility operations improvements that will reduce flaring events and improve communications with the local community. The gas processing plant will also pay a civil penalty of $97,500 to settle violations of the Clean Air Act uncovered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The consent agreement addresses a number of violations ...

  • EPA issues stringent emission standards for coal- and oil-fired power plants

    In response to a court deadline, today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first-ever national standards for mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollution from power plants. The new power plant mercury and air toxics standards - which eliminate 20 years of uncertainty across industry - would require many power plants to install widely available, proven pollution control ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 400,000tpa LDPE plant minimises VOC contamination in process gases - AirProtekt

    One of the world’s largest single stream LDPE production plants is to use a Regenerative Thermal Oxidation system (RTO) supplied by AirProtekt, the Cambridge based air pollution specialist, to remove VOCs in the process gases from the plant’s dryer system and six storage silos. AirProtekt is providing a complete VOC emission control solution for SABIC UK Petrochemicals’ 400,000tpa LDPE plant at ...


    By AirProtekt Limited

  • Food processing plants increase energy efficiency, earn EPA’s energy star

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing the first three frozen fried potato processing plants to earn the Energy Star for superior energy performance. These plants perform in the top 25 percent for energy efficiency nationwide and, on average, use nearly 20 percent less energy when compared to similar plants across the country. Together, these plants annually save more than ...

  • Curing carpet underlay emissions

    The EU Solvent Emissions Directive is helping to drive down Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions in a broad range of industries and Interfloor, a UK manufacturer of carpet underlay, has found that the use of a portable gas analyser from Quantitech has helped to implement emissions reductions and to demonstrate ongoing improvements in emissions control. With leading brands such as Duralay and ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Getting the carbon out of emissions

    Original story at MIT News Many researchers around the world are seeking ways to “scrub” carbon dioxide (CO2) from the emissions of fossil-fuel power plants as a way of curbing the gas that is considered most responsible for global climate change. But most ...

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