Industrial Emissions Control Technology XI - August 5-7, 2013
Natural Gas Conversion Workshop - August 8, 2013
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, Maine

Jay Hofmann
Trinity Consultants, Inc.
Communication Education & Outreach Committee Chairman
Ann McIver
Citizens Thermal

Conference Chairman

While it seems like forever that we have been waiting for a final Boiler MACT Rule, its release and publication triggers compliance planning. All boilers at Major Source will have to do something be it limited to a tune up or energy assessment for Natural gas or equivalent fuels, or to comply with Emission Limits for CO, PM, HCl and Hg if burning solid fuel, oil or things like coke oven gas classified as Gas 2 in the rule. The only boilers that do not have to do anything are natural gas fired boilers at area sources.

For the rest, Portland, Maine could be the final stop before compliance plans are finalized no later than the end of the first quarter next year to be able to comply with the Major Source Rule by January 31, 2016 or the Area Source Rule by March 21, 2014, or in the case of Major Source MACT, apply to the state for a one year compliance extension until January 31, 2017. There are also a few other issues that must be taken into consideration as compliance decisions are made, including revised PM2.5, Ozone, and SO2 NAAQS that could drive nonattainment SIP obligations, drive down NOx and SO2 limits that are not considered under MACT. The information needed to make a compliance decision that could mean the survival of plant or product line means having the best possible information on the requirements, the technology to comply with those requirements and the alternatives for compliance available before the final "Go-No-Go" decision is made. The IECT agenda has been structured to give you this information.

From data evaluations you will hear at the conference, of the 1742 solid fuel, Gas 2 and oil fired boilers in the Major source Database, we are projecting 470 should be able to comply using their current fuel supplies without having to invest in capital equipment. The other 1272 units will have to make major decisions regarding what to do -- purchase emission control equipment; convert to Natural Gas; and, if neither are cost effective, decide what to do with the facility. We are optimistic that cost effective solutions can be found, which is why we are here to make sure you have the best most cost effective solution for your facility to comply with Boiler MACT in the real world of business and international competition.

This year's program will bring all the pieces together during the Emissions Control Technology portion of the conference to finalize or check your plans. If those plans include a conversion to Natural Gas the Natural Gas Conversion workshop on Thursday will provide the information you need to follow through on that alternative. We are finding it may not be as easy as one may think to convert a facility to natural gas - for example, is enough natural gas (volume and pressure) available at the facility or not. Check out the agenda that follows. We look forward to seeing you in Portland, Maine this August.


Monday, August 5, 2013
1:00 - 2:00 Regulatory Review (Boiler MACT Overview)
    Christi Wilson, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
Concurrent Owners' Only, Equipment Suppliers, Engineering and Environmental Service Consultants' Only Forums with Agendas developed by participants
2:15 - 3:45 Informal "Owners' Only" Shirt Sleeves Session
    Introduction by Facilitator: Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal
CIBO's "Owners' Only" Forum will convene on the Monday afternoon prior to the conference. Facility owners and operators will discuss Industrial Boiler performance, equipment operation, technology, and management issues under today's changing environment. The emphasis will be placed on the changing world of solid and liquid fuel, powerhouse requirements, labor availability, training, meeting environmental demands, handling uncertainty and assessing industry needs.
2:15 - 3:45 Informal "Equipment Suppliers, Engineering & Environmental Service Consultants' Only" Shirt Sleeves Session
    Introduction by Facilitator: Mike King, Black & Veatch Corporation
Modeled after successful sessions at the CIBO NOx Conference, CIBO will hold a shirt sleeve session for industrial boiler equipment suppliers, engineers and environmental service suppliers to develop fuel, equipment, performance and operations guidelines, specifications or suggestions for the industrial facility needing to be in compliance with the Boiler MACT within the next three years and general supplier concerns for owner operations and powerhouses.
Each group will appoint a three or four person panel to report on the session and review the forum discussions in the open conference session on Tuesday morning.
Moderator: Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal
Separate panels, industrial boiler owners and equipment suppliers, engineers and service suppliers are convened to present to all conference participants a summary of the discussions at the Monday afternoon closed forums. Time is allowed for audience participation, clarification and interactive issue development, problem solutions and further needs identification. Additional topics may be brought up from the general participants for discussion at this time.

    Industrial Boiler Owners' Panel
    Equipment, Engineering and Service Suppliers' Panel
    General Discussion and Summary
5:00 Shirt Sleeve Sessions Adjourn
5:30 - 7:00 Welcome Mixer and Exhibits

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
7:00 - 5:00 Conference Registration
7:00 - 8:15 Hot Breakfast
7:30 - 8:15 Short Course: Basic Principles of Combustion that Affect Plant Operation and Ultimately Affect the Emissions Produced
    Carl Bozzuto, ALSTOM Power, Inc.
8:30 Meeting Convenes
8:30 Introduction
    Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal,
    Conference Chairman
Presentations and Panel Discussion

    James (Jim) Eddinger, EPA
    Andrew (Andy) Bodnarik, OTC
    Marc Cone, State of Maine
    Betsy Natz, New Executive Director from ICAC
    Scott Darling, Alcoa, Inc.
11:30 Discussion
11:45 Lunch and Exhibits
12:45 Technical Conference Convenes
    Conference Chairman: Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal Energy
12:45 Particulate & Multi-Emissions Control Technologies for HCl, SO2 and Hg Compliance or Advantage

Backend Technologies to Meet Future Regulations: During this session, Active and Associate members are encouraged to tell their stories related to the implementation of emissions control projects, including pilot demonstrations to new technologies and application of technologies to new and exisiting plants.
12:45 Review of the MACT Database and Projects/Costs
    Amy Marshall, URS
1:30 The Real Costs of Operating Pollution Control Equipment
    Byron Nichols, Virginia Tech
2:00 Case Study for Installation and Startup of an Advanced Overfire Air System to Reduce Carbon Monoxide to MACT Compliance Levels While Maintaining NOx at Current Levels, etc.
    Edmundo Vasquez, Clyde Bergemann Power Group
2:30 The Application and Performance Results of the Gas Suspension Absorber for Achieving MACT Compliance
    Mike Widico, KC Cottrell
  COFFEE BREAK (as needed)
3:00 WESP for PM2.5/SO3 Control after a Wet Scrubber - What is a WESP, How it Works
    James (Buzz) Reynolds, Siemens Energy, Inc.
3:30 UltraCat Ceramic Filter System Results for Meeting Boiler MACT
    Rod J. Gravley, Tri-Mer
4:00 Dry Sorbent Injection Panel/Presentation
John C. deRuyter, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company, Moderator
12 minutes each for presentations

Mercury Removal in Dry Scrubbers Coal-Fired Generators with Amended Silicates
    Jim Butz, Novinda
  Dry Sorbent Injection Including Activated Carbon for HCl and Mercury Mitigation to Meet the New IB MACTS Limit
    Keith Day, Nol-Tec
  Recent Startups of Sodium DSl Systems Including Equipment and Sorbent Requirements, Capital and Operating Costs
    Michael Atwell, Solvay Chemicals
  Illustrate Some of the Factors that Should be Evaluated when Considering DSl and HCl Control at Industrial Boilers
    Gerald Hunt, ADA-ES
  The Growth of Dry Sorbent Injection (DSI) and The Impacts on Coal Combustion Residue
    Melissa Sewell, Lhoist North America
6:00 Meeting Adjourns for the Day
6:00 - 7:30 Mixer and Exhibits

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
7:00 - 8:15 Hot Breakfast
7:30 - 8:15 How All of the Back-end Technologies Play Together... Efficiency Impacts, Electrical Impacts, etc.
    Kevin Dougherty, Fuel Tech, Inc.
    Conference Chairman: Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal
8:15 - 9:15 Compliance with BMACT Isn't the End of the Road - NAAQS and SIP Rules Have to be Integrated; also, GHG Review Through Permitting Projects Intended for BMACT Compliance - Panel Discussion
    William (Bill) Campbell III, AECOM Environment
    Robert (Bob) Fraser, ERM
    Brian Bird, HDR
10:00 - 10:45 Knowledge, Experience and Technology Transfer from Cement MACT to BMACT: Lessons Learned
    Kristine Davies, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
10:45 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Compliance Planning - CEMs, Record Keeping and Reporting, Internal Auditing, etc.; Project Timeline and Scheduling (advance planning, coordination, etc.) Include OWNER in session
    Moderator: Daniel (Dan) Todd, Air Quality Services
    Bob Davis, Airgas
    Mousa Zada, , Altech Environment U.S.A, Equipment Supplier
12:30 Lunch
  Boiler MACT: Beyond the Emissions Limits - Strategies for Compliance
1:30 Boiler Tune-Ups
    Cheryl Brown, Cornell University
2:00 Energy Assessments and Tune-Up Compliance - OWNER Case Study
    Amy Marshall, URS
2:30 Tune-Ups & Energy Assessment - OWNER Case Study
    Brian Petermann, Sega, Inc.
3:00 COFFEE BREAK as needed
3:15 Case Study: How a Successful Load Displacement or Behind the Meter
    Martin Lensink, CEM Engineering
  Cause and Effect of Mill Operation and Coals on the Combustion Process and the Resulting Emissions and Furnace Effects
    Alan Paschedag, Siemens
3:45 CHP - Is IT The Profitable Solution to Industrial Boiler MACT? Presentations and Panel Discussion
    Matt Speer, Primary Energy
    Michael Trupin, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
    Chris Lyons, Solar Turbines
5:30 Meeting Adjourns
6:00 - 7:00 No Host Stragglers Reception


Thursday, August 8, 2013
7:00 - 8:00 Registration

Hot Breakfast
8:00 Natural Gas Conversion Workshop
    Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal
    Conference Chairman
8:15 Gas Conversion - The Non-Coal Fuel Pathway for Handling Regulatory Uncertainty and Compliance
    Mark Dittus and Ajay Kasarabada, Black & Veatch Corporation
8:45 Challenges when Converting Coal-Fired Boilers to Natural Gas
    Stephen Black, Riley Power Inc. a Babcock Power Inc. Company
9:15 Gas Conversion Story
    Rhett McLaren, Penn State University
9:45 The NG Conversion Story
    Jason Philpott, Eastman Chemical
10:15 Coffee Break as needed
10:30 The Gas Fired Boiler Today - Panel
Moderator: Bob Bessette, CIBO
    Harry Kumpula, Rentech
    Florian Wisinski, Cleaver Brooks
    TBD, The Babcock & Wilcox Generation Group
11:30 Natural Gas Burners for New Unit & Conversion Applications
    William (Bill) Gurski, Zeeco, Inc.
12:00 What is Needed Between the LDC and the Plant?
    Chad Millinor and Jeff Francis, First Cut Design and Fabrication
12:30 Working Lunch provided
1:00 Stoker Fired Boiler Conversions
    Jim Feese, Detroit Stoker Co.
1:30 Case Study Citizens Energy Group Conversion
    Brian Bird, HDR Engineering
    Jason Kloess, EIT/HDR Engineering
2:00 Working with the States for MACT Compliance
    Jeff Underhill, State of New Hampshire
    Cathy Beahm, State of New Hampshire
3:30 Concluding Statements

2.3 CEU's will be awarded for attendance at all sessions without Thursday Workshop.

2.6 CEU's will be awarded for attendance at all sessions with Thursday Workshop.