The media of release contributing the greatest to the total statewide model scores for most cancer-specific carcinogen groups were fugitive air
emissions and point (or stack) air emissions.
When compared with the more traditional submerged combustion vaporization technique, Mustang says the SAV technology provides major reductions in fugitive air
emissions (up to 100% under certain ambient conditions), and substantially lowers facility operating costs (through significantly reduced fuel gas usage).
"If you wanted to, you could focus in so narrowly as to say 'I'm interested in who's being affected by fugitive air
releases of benzene from a particular refinery,'" Hassur says.
The Buncombe County Solid Waste Management Facility, in Asheville, North Carolina, will launch a bioreactor and gas recovery landfill system that involves constructing an alternative liner system to collect fugitive air
emissions, adding controlled quantities of liquid, and circulating the liquid through waste.
* vaporization and fugitive air
emissions from factory plants causing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions