Title page for ETD etd-11092012-040231
|Type of Document
||Abdullah, Abdul Hamid
||Petroleum refining and air quality management
||Master of Science
||Environmental Sciences and Engineering
|Hughes, J. Martin
|Boardman, Gregory D.
|Sherrard, Joseph H.
|Date of Defense
Management of the air quality surrounding Petroleum Refineries
deserves attention because the industry contributes
almost five percent of the total emissions from all
anthropogenic sources. A document containing a complete set
of guidelines for use in the refining industry which satisfies
the current and anticipated air quality legislations and
regulations in the U.S. is necessary. In the past, several
documents have been prepared, but have not included a complete
coverage of the air quality management as currently
needed. Furthermore, due to the continuing revisions of the
Clean Air Act, a document with current, updated regulations
and air quality management principles is necessary. This
study dealt with a broad range of topics including characteristics
of emissions, control technology applied, regulations
and legislative issues, monitoring and modeling
practices, and issues of the 1980s together with future
projections and implications. Air quality regulations and
standards are periodically revised and are becoming more stringent with time. Issues like acid rain may lead to even
more stringent emission standards if investigations carried
out currently reveal that the refineries are significant
contributors. Great measures are taken to control emissions
from the refineries either by using good control equipment
or using other alternative control strategies. Small operating
refineries are closing down due to changing conditions.
An agglomeration and or expansion of the existing refining
capacity is occurringn The air quality trends associated
with this transition in the industry are discussed.
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