CEM India 2019

CEM India - Abstract

Abstract Title: Future of Continuous Emissions Monitoring and Expected Results
Abstract Type: Oral
Session Choice: Other
Presenter Name: Mr CHIRAG BHIMANI
Company/Organisation: PERSONAL
Country: India

Abstract Information :

Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEM) involves many activities for determining and reporting emissions from stationery sources. The major industrial units like Cement Plants, Power Plants, Steel Plants, and Incinerators etc. are required to monitor and report emissions on a regular basis. This emissions data can provide a real time continuous record which can be used for a variety of purposes.

Initially such data was used to monitor the operation of Air Pollution Control Devices (APCD). But now with the advent of technology there are more avenues for the use of CEMS

The various uses can be briefed as:

  1. Regulatory application of CEMS has extended to use them for determining the compliance of stationery source of emissions with their limitations.
  2. As can be observed recently, CEMS are being applied to support the determination of emission "allowances" like in US Acid Rain Program etc.
  3. CEMS data can be used for process control and optimisation so that the industrial units can benefit from knowing what and how much is being emitted which in turn can bring in better emissions control and compliance to environmental norms
  4. The CEMS can also bring the advent of predictive emission monitoring (PEM) as now due to CEMS historical data of emissions from stationery sources become available which can be used for PEM
Over and above the aforementioned uses there are many uses which pave the way for future of CEMS and the expected results thereof.