July 11, 2013







BIO:  Sheila Glesmann is the Sr Vice President of Environmental and External Affairs for ADA Carbon Solutions.  She is a mechanical engineer who has worked in air pollution control for power plant applications for over twenty years, with particular focus on mercury control.   Currently, her focus is on the technical needs of mercury control customers and on getting the right products to the right applications.


ABSTRACT:  “Advances in Activated Carbons “

PAC injection is the most commercially-proven and reliable mercury control technology.  As MATS compliance planning heats up, utilities have taken the initiative to conduct significant full-scale testing, which has helped to reinforce some assumptions on mercury control (activated carbon injection controls Hg well in almost every application) and changed others (wet scrubbers do not always control Hg as effectively as needed).  ADA Carbon Solutions is working closely with EGUs to develop and conduct test programs, demonstrate new and innovative sorbents that address niche needs, and drive down the cost of compliance through improved PAC design.  The presentation will cover new PAC developments, addressing balance of plant impacts and recent field test results.




BIO: Mr. Baloga has worked exclusively on Clean Air Act-related air pollution control engineering and consulting projects for the past 22 years.  Since 2007 he has focused exclusively on engineered compliance solutions for the reduction of mercury (Hg) and acid gases emissions.  Mr. Baloga is a U.S. patent co-applicant of a unique Hg oxidation technology for control of Hg from coal-fired boilers.  Control of acid gases emissions is accomplished through application of dry sorbent injection (DSI) technologies.  Combination of these technologies are effective for multi-pollutant control for Utility MATS, ICI Boiler and Portland Cement NESHAP compliance.  B.S. Chem. Eng. from the University of Tennessee (1985).  Registered Professional Engineer (Tennessee).


ABSTRACT:  Condensable PM Mitigation Using DSI

EPA recently lowered the PM 2.5 ambient air quality standard and appears poised to regulate PM 2.5 with end of pipe limits. EPA currently classifies condensable particulate matter (CPM) as a subset of PM 2.5.  Some states are beginning to regulate condensable CPM emissions from certain combustion sources.  SCR and SNCR technology can inadvertently generate unwanted fine PM, including CPM.

Dry sorbent injection (DSI) utilizing alkaline sorbent materials such as hydrated lime, trona and sodium bicarbonate can effectively mitigate CPM emissions by eliminating CPM precursors.  This presentation will show real world full scale trial results for the mitigation of CPM from a combustion process which can have application to reduce CPM in boiler exhaust.




BIO: Michael D. Schantz is a registered Professional Engineer who serves as the Director of New Business Development for Lhoist North America’s Flue Gas Solutions Group.   Mr. Schantz received his B.S. in Civil Engineer from Iowa State University and subsequently received an MBA from Kennesaw University.  While at Lhoist his primary focus has been on the development of new calcium-based emission control solutions.  Lhoist pioneered the use of calcium hydroxide Dry Sorbent Injection for acid gas controls and remains an industry leader in this technology.  Mr. Schantz lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters, with whom he enjoys exploring the nearby mountains.


ABSTRACT: New Developments for Power Plant Air Pollution Control

Due to advances in reagent efficacy and the relatively low capital cost of the systems, the use of Dry Sorbent Injection (DSI) is gaining popularity for control of SO3, HCl and even SO2, in utility and industrial applications.  Lhoist will share some of the lessons from its nearly 20 years of DSI experience in Europe and more recently here in the U.S.



BIO: Peter Spinney is Director of Market and Technology Assessment at NeuCo, Inc., the leading provider of optimization technology solutions within the electric power industry. His background combines electric power generation, economics consulting and government agency experience. Prior to becoming one of the original members of NeuCo, he was a Principal and Director of Power Resource Planning at CRA International (formerly Charles River Associates.)


Peter's education includes a B.S. at University of Illinois, MIT’s Power Systems Engineering Program and a joint M.S. in Technology Assessment and Energy Economics from the University of Washington.


ABSTRACT:  overview of the EPA MATS rule, with particular emphasis on its "Work Practices" provisions. Intended to minimize dioxin and furin emissions -- covered by MATS but not readily measured -- these work practices require boiler and controls tuning, as well as "optimizing NOx and CO" to maximize boiler efficiency and, thus, minimize the unmeasured emissions. The presentation will cover what is required for tuning and the associated emissions measurements, the deadline for the initial tuning, pre- and post-tuning measurements, the frequency of subsequent tuning and the deferral by one year of the initial tuning and measurements, as well as the reduced frequency of subsequent tuning and more lenient testing requirements for boilers equipped with neural network optimizers.