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NNEMS Project 2011-104

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The deadline for applying to the 2011 program was March 4, 2011. Details and program materials are provided for reference purposes.

Program Announcement
Identifier: EPA-EED-11-01

NNEMS Catalog for 2011
(EPA 171-B-11-001)

[PDF, 3.0 MB, 90 pages]

NNEMS Application Materials
[PDF, 1 MB, 17 pages]

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Control Techniques Review

Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Sector Policies and Programs Division

The primary mission of EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) is to preserve and improve air quality in the United States. As a national EPA headquarters office located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, OAQPS compiles and reviews air pollution data; develops regulations to limit and reduce air pollution; assists states and local agencies with monitoring and controlling air pollution; makes information about air pollution available to the public; and reports to Congress on the status of air pollution and the progress made in reducing it.

Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) are documents developed by EPA that are used primarily by state and local agencies in their regulatory and enforcement activities. CTGs are written on an industry-specific basis; for instance, there is a Glass Manufacturing CTG, a Coal-Fired Power Plant CTG, and others. CTGs are updated periodically as both industry processes and the air pollution control technology (APCT) and APCT designs change and evolve. For some industries, the processes have not changed since the latest CTG update. For other industries, the processes, the APCT, and/or the APCT design have changed so significantly that the current CTGs are significantly outdated.

Under this project, the fellow will research through regulatory, literature, internet, and library searches the industries for which a CTG has been developed. The student will characterize current industry processes and APCT designs and assess usefulness to state and local air pollution control agencies.

The fellow will learn about the air pollution and control potential for several industrial source categories. In addition, the fellow will gain insight into the stability of design or changes within the subject industries. The fellow will also learn about industry processes, APCT, and designs that are currently used to reduce both hazardous and criteria air pollutants emitted from those industry processes. In addition, the fellow will learn about EPA's pollution control rules and programs.

Final Product:
The final product will be a report presenting an overview of the fellow's work, problems encountered, and limitations. The report will include a listing of the CTGs investigated as well as what changes and developments have occurred in each of the industries and a listing of industries with significant emission processes.

Desired Level of Education:
Junior to Graduate Student

Project Location:
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Project Period:
5/10/2011 to 8/31/2011

Project Officer:
Dennis Shipman

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