Air (Environment)

Reducing emissions continues to be a key driver as plants comply with federal, state and local government regulations designed to combat air pollution. To curb greenhouse gas emissions, many plants utilize a variety of tools, sensors, filtration devices and reduction equipment and more to meet or exceed compliance and environmental protection goals.


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Emissions monitoring is becoming more critical at chemical plants

SICK AG's David Inward on Chemical Industry Emissions Monitoring

Global governments, including the United States and European Union, have pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. To achieve that target, countries are imposing regulations...
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Novel Material Converts CO2 Into Green Fuels

The carbon capture and conversion process uses a switchable dual-function material consisting of nanoparticles to perform reactions.
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Satellites and Robot Dogs Tackle Fugitive Emissions

Technologies aim to improve emissions detection, reduce risks to workers and enhance environmental monitoring in the chemical industry.
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Calling Out Scope 3 Hang-Ups

Confusion comes as companies implement different strategies. After reading this month’s cover story, “Untangling Emissions," Scope 3 certification now reminds me of the telephone...


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Will Carbon Dioxide To Propane Conversion Close Carbon Cycle?

Aug. 18, 2023
Researchers unveiled a system that can transform carbon-dioxide emissions into cleaner, more energy-dense propane

Perstorp Applies To EU Innovation Fund For Project Air

March 7, 2022
Perstorp and Project Air renew EU application for major green chemistry investment.

Mobile Air Quality Vans Track Pollution In U.K.

March 22, 2021
Two “supersite observatories” – fixed in an electric van and a trailer –will dovetail with existing fixed air quality supersites in Birmingham, London and Manchester.

Singapore Researchers Develop Technology That Identifies Airborne Hazards Instantly

Nov. 3, 2019
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore develop a device that can identify a wide range of gases and airborne chemicals instantly.

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Powder eHandbook: Preclude Powder Problems

Nov. 11, 2014
Process design and process safety are critical considerations in chemical production and processing. With design and safety paramount at the outset of any new development or equipment...

Drying Compressed Air in Hazardous Atmospheres

Feb. 24, 2012
Hazardous locations have or could potentially have high concentrations of flammable gases, vapors, combustible dusts, etc. A small spark can lead to a horrific explosion dangerous...

Nutrien Lima Receives Ohio Chemistry Technology Council Environmental Award

May 15, 2023
Company anticipates nitrogen oxide reductions of 285,000 tons per year CO2 equivalent.

EPA Fines Three Natural Gas Processors $9.25 million

April 25, 2023
Companies ordered to implement new technologies that address VOCs and other harmful emissions.

ABB to Provide Electrical Integration, Process Control for Danish Green Ammonia Project

April 24, 2023
Plant is scheduled to be operational by 2024

Valero to Pay $1.2 Million to Settle Clean Air Act Violation

April 7, 2023
After significant chemical incidents at the Benicia Refinery in 2017 and 2019, a 2019 EPA inspection at the facility identified several areas of noncompliance.