An outline of the federal regulations which require toting and continuous monitoring of combustion process emissions is presented. A discussion of the NOx RACT regulations and the differences between selected state agencies is presented. A brief review of the components of the proposed enhanced monitoring rule is provided.
The technology and types of continuous emission monitors (CEM) currently available for criteria and hazardous air pollutants are described. The new CEM technologies being developed for criteria and hazardous air pollutants are summarized. The factors to be considered in purchasing, installing, certifying and operating a CEM system are outlined.
The approved EPA test methods, procedures for new test method development and the new EPA stationary source and analyses database are reviewed. The use of continues monitors to develop individual combustion curves for optimization of reduced emissions is summarized. The Office of Air Quality Planning and Standard (QAQPS) network of databases is introduced.