Emission Inventories and Process Analysis
Much of the Source Emissions Testing conducted by LEHDER for industry is to support various emission inventories and process analysis. It is important for an industrial facility to be fully cognizant of its air emissions.
Emission inventories are required for Approval or Permit Applications and for such initiatives as the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) in Canada, Ontario Regulation 127/01- Airborne Contaminant Discharge Monitoring and Reporting and the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) in the United States.
There is a danger in “over-reporting” and “under-reporting” emissions from a source. Over-reporting can bring on unnecessary attention to the facility from not only regulatory agencies but community groups. Published emission factors are not always representative of a particular source and may require a monitoring/sampling campaign to effectively identify and quantify its constituents.
Emissions testing can be valuable in characterizing discharges from a new process or modifications to an existing process. Several projects have involved confirming an emission model for a particular process or developing a site-specific emission factor. Testing can be carried out on both sides of a pollution control device to determine the pollutant removal efficiency.
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