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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Proton Exchange Membrane System Promotes Durable CO2 Conversion

A PEM electrolyzer optimizes conversion of hydrogen molecules into protons at the anode while directly converting CO2 to formic acid at the cathode.

Chemical Processing Notebook: Bracing for the Regulatory Onslaught

Latest Production Pulse segment explores EPA regulations targeting hazardous air pollutants and PFAS chemicals.
Smoke stacks emitting harmful emissions into the atmosphere causing global warming.

Compliance: Take a Closer Look at EPA’s New Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recent revision of National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter has stirred up a contentious discourse. Understanding...
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Sustainability: Chemical Clusters Drive Green Hydrogen, Carbon Capture and Circular Economy Solutions

BASF's Verbund concept integrates production, energy and logistics for sustainable growth. Similar initiatives emerge globally, enhancing collaboration for sustainability.


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Exxon Mobil's Balancing Act: Fossil Fuels Meet Low-Carbon Solutions

Feb. 6, 2024
Several carbon-reduction initiatives are underway at the company's Baytown, Texas, operations.
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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.

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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...

Researchers Aim To Convert GHG Into Useful Products Via Electricity

Jan. 5, 2024
Approach focuses on ionic liquid electrolytes that can alter the thermodynamics and product distribution.

Groups Call For Action on 45Q Tax Credit

Dec. 22, 2023
Goal is to create parity between credit levels for projects utilizing captured CO2 as a feedstock to manufacture valuable products and those associated with geologic storage.

Air Liquide Carbon Capture Unit Will Reduce Emissions By 33%

Dec. 20, 2023
Infrastructure will slash emissions by 2.5 million tons of CO₂ per year.

Startup Offers Carbon Removal with Modular Low-Power System

Nov. 3, 2023
Noya is utilizing third-party auditors to verify the amount of carbon dioxide captured and stored, then selling carbon credits to help organizations achieve net-zero emissions...