ICAC Releases 2014 Market Study
Washington DC. The Institute of Clean Air Companies (ICAC) released its 2014 Market Study today. Most technology sectors of the overall industry will increase significantly during this period primarily due to the upcoming compliance with the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule by the power sector. In contrast to earlier ICAC market forecasts, this year ICAC used a sector-based bottom-up approach that identifies specific projects and estimates the technology and scope based upon regulatory requirements.
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2014 ICAC Legislative Conference
At ICAC's Board of Directors meeting and Legislative Conference this week, a wide variety of interesting speakers and ICAC presentations resulted in an interactive two days with Congressional staffers, a representative of the White House, the senior legal counsel in EPA's air office, a former high level EPA air official, and representative of the U.S. Trade Representative.
After the July 29 Board meeting, Bob Meyers, former Assistant Administrator of EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, explained the structure of the proposed Clean Power Plan and the more recent 111(b) proposed rule for modified power plants. Rick Duke, Deputy Director for Climate Policy at the Council of Environmental Quality within the White House, presented the administration's rationale for the proposed Clean Power Plan, and Mr. Duke entertained some vigorous questioning from the ICAC audience.
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ICAC Holds 2014 Technology Forum
On Thursday July 17, ICAC held a training workshop in Research Triangle Park, NC for about 50 EPA and 25 state of North Carolina employees on air pollution control technologies. The program was well-received, and EPA has already asked for a similar training workshop on emissions measurement next spring. The presenters were:
1) NOx Control - Bill Buynitzky, Cormetech; Mike Baran, Johnson Matthey
2) Particulate Matter Control - John Knapik, Babcock & Wilcox; Mike Widico, KC Cottrell
3) Mercury Control - Connie Senior, ADA-ES; Bruce Keiser, Nalco; and Joe Wong, ADA Carbon Solutions
4) GHG Control - Angelos Kokkinos, Babcock Power; Steve Moorman, Babcock & Wilcox
5) VOC/HAP/Methane Control - Karl Walby, Durr; Stan Mack, BASF Our thanks to the presenters for their professional, non-commercial presentations.
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ICAC 2015 Annual Meeting
April 22-25, 2015
Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
More information regarding registration, agenda, and guest speakers will be coming soon.
ICAC Releases White Paper on Mercury Reemission
Washington, D.C. The Institute of Clean Air Companies, Inc. (ICAC), the national association of stationary source air pollution control and monitoring technology companies, announces the release of a white paper on mercury re-emission at coal-fired electricity generating units (EGUs). ICAC’s Mercury Control Division developed the white paper entitled Improving Mercury Capture Efficiency of WFGDs by Reducing Mercury Reemissions to assist industry, state permitting and federal air quality officials in understanding the phenomenon and evaluating the technologies available to mitigate it.
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Join The Institute of Clean Air Companies
Cleaning The Air We Breathe.
The Institute of Clean Air Companies (ICAC) is a national trade organization that represents suppliers of air pollution monitoring and control systems, equipment, and services for stationary sources in the U.S. and Canada.
Investments in clean air, spurred by industry compliance with air pollution regulations, create real jobs and help provide clean, healthy air. The air pollution control (APC) industry designs, engineers, and constructs projects that require thousands of tons of steel, large quantities of concrete, and specialized equipment—translating to employment for skilled craft laborers such as welders, steam fitters, and electrical workers.Once projects are constructed and become operational, they depend on supplying and preparing reagents and sorbents, as well as other consumables. Nearly all of the materials and equipment can be manufactured and supplied in the United States. Manufacturing and installing this equipment contributes to upstream and downstream employment and economic benefits. For example, during a recent seven-year period, the implementation of CAIR Phase 1 resulted in 200,000 jobs in the APC industry. Learn more about ICAC and becoming a member by clicking here.
Notable ICAC Accomplishments
Making A Real Difference
- In June, 2014, ICAC released a white paper on mercury re-emission at coal-fired electricity generating units (EGUs). ICAC's Mercury Control Division developed the white paper entitled "Improving Mercury Capture Efficiency of WFGDs by Reducing Mercury Reemissions" to assist industry, state permitting and federal air quality officials in understanding the phenomenon and evaluating the technologies available to mitigate it. To see the white paper, click here.
- In May, 2014, ICAC submitted comments on EPA's proposed GHG New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for new affected fossil fuel-fired electric generating units (EGUs). Click here to view the comments.
- On November 25, ICAC hosted a Webinar with Thermo Fisher Scienfific on Hg CEMS improvements and updates.
- On November 15, ICAC submitted comments to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) on its proposed standard for combustible dust. At the Mercury Control division meeting at the Air Quality IX conference in October, Sheila Glesmann, Division Co-Chair, brought up the issue and ICAC fast-tracked the formation of a comments workgroup and development of the comments.
- On October 24, Gary Guzy, Deputy Director and General Counsel at CEQ, Franz Hochstrasser, Deputy Associate Director for Public Engagement at CEQ, and Kevin Culligan from EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards met with ICAC Board of Directors to review the goals of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the recently signed revised GHG NSPS proposal for new power plants, and the outreach effort for the existing unit GHG NSPS that will be proposed in June 2014.
- ICAC submitted comments on the EPA's proposed Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category on September 20, 2013.
- ICAC released 2014 Air Pollution Control and Measurement Equipment Market Forecasts on September 12, 2013.
- On August 23rd, ICAC submitted comments on the EPA's proposed Reconsideration of Certain Startup/Shutdown Issues in the MATS rule. From the administrative process perspective, this proposed rule / reopening of the comment period finishes the reconsideration of the MATS rule that resulted in EPA looking at a few issues, one of which was the change of the new unit mercury limit based on ICAC's petition for reconsideration. To see ICAC's comments, click here.
- ICAC Board of Directors presents to Senior Officials at the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy on July 31, 2013. Click here to view the presentation.
- ICAC releases "Guidelines for Specification and Selection of DAHS for CEM Applications" on June 3, 2013.
- ICAC Released White Paper – "Guide to FTIR Technology for Compliance Testing, Performance Specification, and Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEM) of Target Gases,” on May 7, 2013.
- Hosted a technical webinar on "Conducting a Successful Mercury Control Demonstration Test at a Coal-Fired Power Boiler,” for state air quality personnel on March 21, 2013 with 89 participants from 16 state agencies.
- ICAC Releases White Paper – "Monitoring of HCl” on March 1, 2013.
- ICAC Releases White Paper: "Conducting a Successful Mercury Control Demonstration Test at Coal-Fired Power Boiler" on February 15, 2013.
- ICAC Submits Comments to EPA on Proposed Reconsideration of New Unit MATS Emission Limitations on January 11, 2013.
Look Back at the ICAC 2014 Annual Meeting
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The ICAC holds one Annual Meeting each year. The Annual Meeting offers members a venue to interact with key industry leaders as well as gain valuable insight on current industry trends. In addition to learning from today's air pollution control and measurement industry leaders in formal sessions, attendees take advantage of the opportunities for one-on-one interaction and networking events that allow you to connect and share information with your colleagues. ICAC Annual Meeting attendees represent many of the most knowledgeable and influential members of the APC industry; the chance to share information and experience is invaluable.
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