Air Sciences' approach to resolving our clients' air issues is to first fully understand the facility's processes and operations. We accomplish this by maintaining a competent staff of chemical, process, and mechanical engineers. Some examples of where our combination of engineering and air consulting expertise have assisted our clients are as follows:
- Facility design finalization - An examination of the air regulations is an important step in determining a project's final design. Small changes to the facility design may significantly reduce the time it takes to obtain an air permit and increase the operational flexibility allowed by the permit. We examine the engineering/market constraints of each project in order to provide our clients with the various regulatory impacts in terms of the design criteria (i.e., equipment size, fuel types, operating schedule, air emission controls/monitoring, equipment location within the property, stack height, etc.).
- Emissions characterization of complex systems - Characterizing emissions from complex systems requires a thorough understanding of 1) chemical engineering techniques (e.g., mass transfer, mass balance, and reaction kinetic equations) and 2) the regulatory requirement to be addressed. Our engineers/air consultants are skilled at both performing the engineering task and conveying the results in a way that is meaningful to the regulators and the public.