Environmental Protection Agency

  • Air Pollution Fiberglass Manufacturing
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    Air Pollution Control Challenges for Fiberglass Manufacturing

Air Pollution Control Challenges for Fiberglass Manufacturing

Fiberglass is an incredible product. With high tensile strength and stability, low weight, and resistance to heat, chemicals, and fire, few products deliver the versatility that fiberglass does.

From RV and trailer manufacturers who turn to fiberglass for easy…

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Reducing Emissions at Your Engine Test Facility

Engine testing and certification is an important part of any R&D process. Naturally, this process exists to ensure reliability and that the engines themselves are compliant with EPA standards, but that means you’re holding and operating multiple HAP and…

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Petition to Revise EPA Emission Standards

A group of 364 environmental organizations has petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revise current emission standards. The proposed revisions target petro-plastic production and are centered on sections 111 and 112 of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

If passed,…

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How Do VOCs Impact the Environment?

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are created when toxic chemicals vaporize and form harmful gases. Natural events like wildfires release large quantities of VOCs every year. However, industrial operations and other man-made processes contribute a significant percentage to the planet’s…

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Does Your Coffee Manufacturing Plant Meet EPA Standards?

Coffee manufacturers are often subject to public scrutiny as consumers look for organic products and agricultural techniques that do not negatively impact local habitats. However, roasting facilities are also subject to scrutiny within their industry. Manufacturers must adhere to…

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Why Is HVAC Design Important?

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems account for 39 percent of the energy consumed in commercial buildings. Industries that use or emit harmful chemicals rely on customized designs to help increase efficiency and keep emissions within Environmental Protection…

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What Does the Back-to-Basics Memorandum Mean for NAAQS?

Despite the opinion of some activists, congresspeople, and Nobel Prize runners-up, the United States is a world leader in emissions reductions. The air is cleaner, even as the US GDP has grown, Americans drove more miles and population and…

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Understanding the Difference Between VOCs, VVOCs, and SVOCs

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) as “any compound of carbon that participates in atmospheric photochemical reactions.” This classification excludes carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, ammonium carbonate, metallic carbides, and carbonates. VOCs are…

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How to Make Pollution Control a Competitive Advantage

When you think of your air pollution control system, it’s likely you see it as a cost of compliance—necessary to avoid fines and lawsuits. Often, companies think of it in the same way they think of quality assurance; failure…

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    Why Regular Maintenance of Pollution Control Equipment Can Improve Efficiency

Why Regular Maintenance of Pollution Control Equipment Can Improve Efficiency

Large manufacturers must adhere to strict emission limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Clean Air Act. In order to meet these standards, some plants must reduce the number of harmful chemicals used during the production…

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