Criteria pollutants


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Criteria pollutants

A list of air pollutants identified in the 1970 Clean Air Act Amendments deemed to be critical in controlling air pollution and for which National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) were established. Criteria pollutants include sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter, carbon monoxide (CO), and lead (Pb).
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Fitted with Tecogen's patented Ultera(TM) ultra-clean emissions control system, the units will provide electricity and heating to the building while producing near-zero levels of harmful criteria pollutants (NOx and CO) and significantly reducing the carbon footprint of the building.
The total emissions for all the criteria pollutants are projected to 2030 under the Business As Usual ( BAU) scenario.
District Court in 2014 dismissed a citizen suit that sought an order to require EPA to regulate emissions from CAFOs and to list ammonia and hydrogen as criteria pollutants.
Utilizing an electro-chemical process, power is generated in a manner that is virtually absent of criteria pollutants including nitrogen oxide (NOx) that causes smog, sulfur dioxide (SOx) that contributes to acid rain, and particulate matter (PM10) that can aggravate asthma.
In addition to significantly reducing energy costs, the system cuts criteria pollutants, the compounds contributing to smog.
of criteria pollutants from industrial sources have played a relatively
The value is clear, ranging from the avoidance of costly and inefficient power transmission, to enhanced power reliability from on-site generation, to the attractive emission profile of fuel cells with their low carbon footprint and virtual absence of criteria pollutants.
Since 2008 he has acted as Senior Project Manager for a wide variety of emissions testing and air monitoring projects, overseeing all aspects of testing projects for pollutants such as Particulate Matter, Gaseous Criteria Pollutants, Sulfuric Acid Mist, Metals, and VOCs, in addition to regular RATA testing for CEMS systems.
Despite recognizing these environmental costs, the EPA finalized the rule without identifying sufficient benefits to justify increases in criteria pollutants and consumer prices.
OBJECTIVES: We obtained maximum likelihood estimates of the common national effects of the criteria pollutants on mortality based on time-series data from [less than or equal to] 108 metropolitan areas in the United States.
The EPA sets the NAAQS for all criteria pollutants, including PM.