Implementing the EU´s Industrial Emissions Directive calls for quality and consistency in technologies for monitoring and controlling emissions
“ Monitoring and controlling emissions in Europe” article appeared in Q1 2015 issue of the PTQ magazine. The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) will standardise the maximum emission levels across diverse industries throughout the EU from iron and steel to refining, glass, cement, chemicals and more. The IED principally covers control of pollution to the air, land and water and focuses on 13 specific pollutants or polluting substances to air, however, for many industries much of the impact for emissions to air will be focused on SO2, NOx, CO and VOCs. The IED will serve to drive the development and raise the profile of new pollution control technologies around the world by enforcing new lower Emissions Limit Values (ELV) to these pollutants that will necessitate investment in more advanced pollution control measures. This will require investment in advanced pollution control unit operations with new process control instrumentation and, very likely, new instrumentation specialty gases and calibration gas mixtures. In some cases like continuous emissions monitoring (CEM), the composition and quality of these gases and calibration mixtures will be independently regulated and controlled by external auditors and probably also through accredited schemes for measurement such as ISO17025. Some of these new pollution mitigation unit operations, such as Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), will also require chemical additives like ammonia (NH3). The trend for stricter environmental regulations will go on and the need for industries to improve production processes in terms of emissions will gain even more importance in management decisions.
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