By Allen Kugi, Member Technical Staff, Fluid Components International (FCI)
Last year the EPA implemented new regulations entitled "Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases."; The new regulations called for certain facilities emitting 25,000 metric tons or more per year of specified GHG's to provide an annual report of their actual GHG emissions.
The fuels that propel modern society have been found in water supplies all over the world. Examples of fuel-related contaminants include the fuel oxygenates methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) and ethyl tertiary-butyl ether (ETBE), gasoline components including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX) and the propellant hydrazine.
SO3 or the Blue Plume is not as notorious as SO2, Hg, or HCl — but nonetheless is an air pollutant to be reckoned with. "Quick Facts: SO3 Control — Not Just to Cure the Blues!" offers brief questions and answers about what it is and how and why it should be treated — most notably its impact on Mercury capture.