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Air Pollution EBooks You Must Read!

Educational white papers featuring the latest EPA state and federal Clean Air Act requirements and cost-effective use of catalytic oxidizers, thermal oxidizers, regenerative thermal oxidizers, concentration devices and other air pollution solutions to destroy volatile organic compound (VOC) and hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emissions.

How to Obtain an Air Pollution Construction Permit

In December U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed new rules that changed the way they look at “nontraditional” fuels. Materials that can meet the newly revised standards are defined as fuels under the regulations. Materials that don’t meet the fuel definition can still be used to generate energy, but combustion of these materials is treated as incineration.

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New Regulations for Biomass and Other Alternative Fuels

Using these alternative fuels to generate energy makes a facility subject to emission limits and rules regulating boilers, which are generally less onerous than rules regulating incinerators. Materials that don’t meet the fuel definition can still be used to generate energy, but combustion of these materials is treated as incineration.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Control

Most of the time, people think about Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions with carbon dioxide, which is the most common of the GHGs. While fairly typical, carbon dioxide isn’t the only GHG U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates. Since EPA has begun regulating GHG emissions under its Clean Air Act authority, sources of emissions from others may require add-on air pollution control systems.

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EPA Increases Ammonia Emissions Control

Concern about ammonia emissions in the air and the water continues to grow, both officially and unofficially. As U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moves to further reduce ammonia concentrations in surface waters, common water treatment methods transform what had been a water pollution problem into an air pollution issue.

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Preventative Maintenance Solutions for Air Pollution Control

Production output and cost control can be difficult to obtain consistently in any manufacturing operation, let alone when you have to deal with downtime due to an air pollution control system failure. Learn how one manufacturing plant created a preventive maintenance program to avoid downtimes.

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The Oxidizer Permit Protection Myth

It is often assumed an air pollution control permit is enough to maintain emission compliance. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. EPA is more aggressively pursuing air pollution control systems failures creating millions of dollars in penalities and fines for organizations.

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Greenhouse Gas Regulations

The D.C. District Court recently upheld the decision allowing EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Download the white paper for more information and how it may affect your plant.

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Permitting and Regulatory Developments

Permitting and Regulatory Developments presentation from recent AIMCAL webinar with information on air pollution control equipment to help meet regulations.

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Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) White Paper

This white paper examines EPA Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting, what it means to your company, and your company's potential liabilities under the program.

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EPA Eyes Flare Operations

New requirements for volatile organic compound (VOC) control are on the way. This complimentary white paper examines a flare study done with Marathon and how it's going to affect the rest of the industry.

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Alternative Fuels

Industry is looking for new fuels that can replace coal, oil and natural gas. This free white paper takes a look at some of the technical and regulatory challenges involved in developing alternative fuel projects.

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Rule Changes for the Natural Gas Industry

New standards were finalized on April 17, 2012 with varying compliance time for different operations. This white paper outlines the final changes, how they affect the natural gas and oil industries, and what can be done to stay on top of the regulations.

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EPA Clamping Down on Ozone Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to again lower its ozone standard. This action reduces the amount of ozone that is allowed in the air we breathe and thus forces more industrial sources to further reduce their air pollution emissions.

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Contained Gas Rule Changes

New EPA regulation classifies “oxidizers” as “incinerators” meaning if this is not changed, the emissions standards and regulatory requirements associated with operating oxidizers become much more complex because incineration rules specify extensive recordkeeping, monitoring and reporting requirements. This White Paper provides a laymen's discussion on this complicated topic.

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Environmental Solutions for Natural Gas Industries

As domestic natural gas production continues to grow, the industry faces unique air pollution control challenges that require custom-designed solutions. This White Paper examines two aspects of the natural gas exploration and production industry: Production of “frac sand” used in hydraulic fracturing and operation of dehydration units.

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Boiler Mact Emissions Limits

Generically known as “Boiler MACT”, the new possible industrial boiler limits directly address emissions of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) from industrial boilers and indirectly address the way that industrial sources operate their boilers. This white paper explains how Boiler MACT affects you and how to maintain operating flexibility while addressing compliance issues.

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Effective Control of Fugitive Emissions

With EPA continually pressuring industry to reduce emissions, control of fugitives is increasingly important to your overall emissions strategy.

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Chemical Industry Whitepaper

Operators of chemical processing facilities are always under scrutiny from environmental protection regulatory agencies. Overlapping and frequently confusing regulations that affect the industry are enforced on federal, state, and local levels.

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