The Use of Continuous Emissions Monitoring To Track, Record, and Report Criteria Pollutant Emissions.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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On 15 November 1990, President George Bush signed into law the Clean Air Act Amendments, which distinguish between 1 air toxics and 2 criteria pollutants. Central energy plants CEPs like those found on military installations in the continental United States generate certain levels of this second class of pollutants and, by law, must be monitored. Most installations in the continental United States are actually regulated for pollution emissions by their State governments, which, in turn, must meet Federal regulations. Meeting the attendant hierarchy of requirements depends wholly on a process of accurate monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting of sulphur dioxide SO2, nitrogen oxide NOx, and carbon dioxide CO2 emissions. Installations required to install continuous emissions monitoring CEM equipment to meet State and Federal requirements may select from an array of technologies to monitor a spectrum of emissions. This work outlined available CEM technologies to help Army and Air Force installation design engineers and energy plant personnel select appropriate technologies to track, record, and report emissions of criteria pollutants according to State and Federal Environmental Protection Agency EPA requirements.
- Air Pollution and Control