Using air pollution control equipment to meet CAAA requirements
New air quality standards will have an impact on your plant. Last month in Powder and Bulk Engineering, the author presented information about the Clean Air Act Amendments [CAAA] titles that will most affect the powder and bulk solids industries. In this article, the author discusses the air pollution control equipment that will help you meet the CAAA requirements.
The Clean Air Act Amendments [CAAA] require air pollution control equipment for various airborne pollutants: volatile organic compounds [VOCs] and PM-10 [particulate matter less than 10 microns in diameter] under Title I and 189 hazardous air pollutants [HAPS] under Title 111. [Editor's note: For more information, see Todd W. Smith's article, "How the Clean Air Act Amendments will affect you," Powder and Bulk Engineering, October 1992, pages 37- 44.] The airborne pollutants can be organic or inorganic vapors or particulates, and each type requires specific air pollution control methods.