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Title: Gas technologies get a grip on air toxics

Although much of the brouhaha surrounding passage of the Clean Air Act Amendments has subsided, time has marched relentlessly on and compliance deadlines are drawing near. Control and prevention of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) under Title I (Attainment of Ambient Air Quality Standards) and air toxics under Title III (Air Toxics) are becoming immediate concerns of industrial operators and demand long-term, rather than stop-gap solutions. Further, because roughly one-half of the air toxics listed for special regulation under Title III are also regulated as VOCs under Title I, overlapping regulations and timetables must also be considered. Natural gas has always been recognized as clean-burning and highly efficient fuel. Now, it is gaining additional recognition for its compatibility with global objectives of air pollution prevention and control. To meet these objectives, the natural gas industry offers a range of traditional natural gas-based technologies, and several new technologies, for both immediate control and long-term prevention.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
218567
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Plant Engineering (Chicago); Journal Volume: 50; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: PBD: Mar 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; VOLATILE MATTER; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; TOXIC MATERIALS; GAS BURNERS; NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY; NATURAL GAS; CATALYTIC CONVERTERS; OXIDIZERS; NITROGEN OXIDES