Accession Number : ADA310491

Title :   The Use of Continuous Emissions Monitoring To Track, Record, and Report Criteria Pollutant Emissions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Edgar, Daiva E. ; DeWitt, Gerald T. ; Northrup, Jearldine I.

PDF Url : ADA310491

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 147

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   *AIR POLLUTION, *EMISSION CONTROL, REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY FACILITIES, UNITED STATES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MONITORING, REPORTS, ACCURACY, SPECTRA, TOXIC AGENTS, NITROGEN OXIDES, CARBON DIOXIDE, HIERARCHIES, REGULATIONS, SULFUR COMPOUNDS, DIOXIDES.

Subject Categories : Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE