Environmental Stack Emissions Monitoring and Compliance Services
Stacks from boilers and industrial processes will carry pollutants such as SOx, NOx, particles, solvents and other dusts and gases. These can have a detrimental effect on local air quality and for this reason such emissions are often regulated. Typically this regulation requires measurement of the concentration of these pollutants on a regular basis, often referred to as periodic stack emission monitoring. The regular will usually set limits as to concentration (or mass flow) and purpose of the monitoring will be to determine whether the emissions are below the limits.
Environmental Efficiency is able to carry out stack emission monitoring of all types of stacks for all industries across the UK and Ireland. For large sites regulated by IPC, IED or Waste Licences the requirement is that the monitoring organisation be accredited to ISO17025. Our technical team is also able to offer this stack testing service.
For smaller sites not regulated by IPC, IED or Waste Licences, there is no requirement for ISO17025 accreditation. This means that Environmental Efficiency is able to offer a lower cost service that is fully compliant with the needs of smaller sites. This would include Part C PPC installations in the UK, and local authority permitted sites in Ireland. Despite this lower cost, the methods used will be ISO, EN or BS methods and the staff MCERTS accredited.
What if stack emission limits are exceeded?
Where emission levels exceed limits set in licences or permits this would be considered a non-conformance and the regulator would be keen to ensure that the matter is dealt with appropriately. One option is to carry out that air dispersion modelling to ensure there is no detrimental effect on local air quality (sometimes referred to as ambient air quality). Environmental Efficiency is able to carry out air dispersion modelling using AERMOD and other software. Alternatively, abatement can be proposed such as bag filters, cyclones, scrubbers or thermal oxidisers depending on the nature of the pollutant.
EPA IPPC/IED licences or local authority permits may stipulate that emissions from stack are monitored. Environmental Efficiency offer a wide range of Environmental Stack Emissions monitoring for industries such as printing, inks/ paint manufacture, animal rendering plants, oil refining, spray painting, Animal feed mills, Asphalt plants among others.
Environmental Efficiency can undertake this monitoring and determine compliance with stated limits. Where limits are breached, we can undertake Air Dispersion Modelling to assess the impact and explore options.
For EPA IPPC/IED licences our reports comply with ISO 17025.
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"George and his team supported the CBRE ESG Consultancy team on a number of commercial high profile WELL projects, targeting Gold or Platinum ratings within the UK and Ireland. Their knowledge and technical testing skills also supported us on BREEAM and Fitwel projects. It is always a pleasure to work with Environmental Efficiency as the team is very responsive, technically prepared and has years of experience in the testing industry.”
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"Since 2013, we have collaborated with Environmental Efficiency Consultants Ltd on a number of ‘resource efficiency’ projects. They have consistently demonstrated themselves to be very professional, client-oriented and project-focussed."
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Alert Packaging, Ireland
"We have worked with Environmental Efficiency, and in particular Bob Sutcliffe, for the past 11 years. Environmental Efficiency have always provided us with good, practical advice. They are proactive in their approach which is important to us in dealing with the EPA and environmental matters on our site. They have also recently helped us obtain ISO accreditation. We would have no hesitation recommending Bob and his team."
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Sligo IT, Ireland