Industrial Emissions Control Technology XVII Conference & Workshop Agenda

August 5-7, 2019
August 8 Industrial/Institutional Air Modeling Workshop

Holiday Inn By The Bay, Portland, Maine

For 15 years Regulatory development has been the preoccupation of most of industry.  Technology development has been at the forefront as the regulations were driving emissions lower and lower.  The question of how do I comply with what looks to be impossible was on almost everyone’s mind.  As a result almost anything except emergency requirements was deferred until after MACT compliance.  Now that date is two years past, the economy is growing and ten years of deferred projects are moving forward.  One company had 27 projects in one state that were in need of permits.

This year’s conference will focus on a plant’s environmental permits and what it takes to get it, comply with it and live with it – from compliance technologies to requirements and interpretations.  This information is what every environmental engineer needs to know before they apply for it; and, what every power plant manager or someone directly connected to the operating facility should know before they push the start button for any energy generator – even before reading the safety and operating instructions.  The old days of the annual compliance test are gone.  The ability to prove compliance 24/7 is here to stay.

How do you do that?  That is what this conference is all about – finding the best and most cost effective ways to improve your overall plant performance, the environment and your sustainability and financial reporting requirements.

Chairperson, Kristine Davies Trinity Consultants Inc

Monday, August 5, 2019
Concurrent Owners’ Only, Equipment, Engineering & Environmental Service Suppliers’ Only Forum
1:30 – 3:15 Informal “Owners’ Only” Shirt Sleeves Session
Introduction by Facilitator, Rob Mead, Ingredion Incorporated
CIBO’s “Owners’ Only” Forum for 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 compliance and permitting, new powerhouse requirements and operations, labor availability, training, meeting social and public environmental demands and enforcement, handling uncertainty and assessing industry needs.
1:30 – 3:15 Informal “Equipment Suppliers, Engineering & Environmental Service Consultants’ Only” Shirt Sleeves Session
Introduction by Facilitator: Kristine Davies, Trinity Consultants Inc.
CIBO’s Suppliers Only Shirt Sleeve Session for industrial boiler equipment suppliers, engineers and environmental service suppliers will be held concurrent with the Owners Only Session. The focus will be on what is keeping you up at night —  the changing owner, operator environment and the new environmental needs of today’s owners; what is needed from them to address new powerhouse requirements;  labor and service support qualifications and training; who is the primary contact, time availability; meeting environmental demands, handling uncertainty and assessing industry needs.
3:30 – 5:00 REVIEW OF CONCURRENT FORUM DISCUSSIONS, Moderator: Kristine Davies, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
A joint session of the boiler owners and operators and equipment suppliers, engineers and service suppliers is 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.
5:00 Shirt Sleeve Sessions Adjourn
5:30 – 7:00 Welcome Mixer and Exhibits
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
7:00 – 5:00 Conference Registration / Lobby
7:00 – 8:15 Hot Breakfast  / Casco Bay Hall
7:30 Death by a Thousand CutsKristine Davies, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
8:30 Meeting Convenes
8:30 Introduction
Conference Chairperson, Kristine Davies,Trinity Consultants Inc.
8:35 Welcome
8:45 Emissions Control Technology Costs and Projections, Andy Bodnarik, OTC Consultant
10:00 EPA Industrial/Institutional Regulatory Update, Mike Koerber, US EPA Invited
11:00 State SIP Requirements and Projections for the North East States – OTC, Jane Gilbert, The State of Maine
11:45 LUNCH & EXHIBITS / Casco Bay Hall
1:00 Overview and Status of Environmental LitigationSkip Kropp, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC – Invited
1:45 Federalism and the State/Government Relationship, Patrick Bird, US EPA Region 1
2:30 NSR Panel – Real Projects – Real Solutions – Real Interpretations

  • John (Jay) Hofmann, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
  • Joseph (Joe) Macak III, Mostardi Platt
  • Dave Jordan, ERM
5:00 Meeting Adjourns
5:30 – 7:00 Reception and Exhibits / Casco Bay Hall
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
7:00 – 8:00 Hot Breakfast / Casco Bay Hall
Conference Chairperson, Kristine Davies,Trinity Consultants Inc.
8:00 Permitting & US EPA, Peter Keller, US EPA
8:30 So You Need a Permit – Working with your State Permitting AuthorityEric Hallman, Cargill Incorporated
9:00 Dissecting Your Permit – What do you have to do?, Thomas (Tom) Webster, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company
9:30 Monitoring (Permit etc,), Dan Todd, Air Quality Services, LLC
10:00 Continuous Compliance Monitoring Options, Joseph (Joe) Macak III, Mostardi Platt
10:30 Case Studies in Ambient Air Monitoring, Rick Osa, ERM
11:00 Reporting & Record Keeping, Mick Durham & Wendy Bouvier, Grain Processing Corporation
11:30 Compliance and Operational Enhancement Analyzing Historic and CEMS Data, Robert (Bob) Davis, Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics
12:00 Lunch / Casco Bay Hall
12:45 Emission Control Technology Update – Getting it done!
12:45 Enhanced Measurement of Low-Concentration Formaldehyde Emissions from Combustion Units,  Shawn Nelezen, Montrose Air Quality Services LLC
1:15 Control Systems 1&2, Gerald (Jerry) Hunt, Lhoist North America
1:45 Comparison of Control Techniques for Reduction of Acid Gases and NOx, Kerry Flick, Valmet
COFFEE BREAK as needed
2:15 Sampling and Analysis (BIG DATA Stack testing versus Continuous), Tom Rolfson, POWER Engineers
2:45 Finding the right testing company & verification, Rob Mead, Ingredion Incorporated.
3:15 Intake Structures, Julia P. Wozniak, EA Engineering, Science and Technology, Inc., PBC
3:45 Dry Sorbent and Activated Carbon Injection, Sean Dooley, Nol-Tec Systems, Inc.
4:30 Emission Control Technology Update (2 or 3), Kevin Dougherty, Fuel Tech Inc.
5:00 TBD,Tim Shippy, CECO Peerless and Jeff Broderick, CCA Combustion Systems
5:30 Meeting Adjourns

Industrial/Institutional Air Modeling Workshop

Thursday, August 8, 2019
7:00 – 8:00 Registration / Lobby
Hot Breakfast
8:00 Workshop
Moderator: Kristine Davies, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
8:00 Overview of Title V and State SIP Modeling Requirements, David Healy, New Hampshire DES
8:45 The Models Overview:  Inputs, Outputs, Assumptions, Capabilities & Limitations, Why you don’t do this yourself, Lynne Santos, Trinity Consultants Inc.
9:30 Developing a Modeling Strategy and Plan, TBD
10:00 Coffee Break as needed
10:15 Conducting a Successful Modeling Analysis, Rich Hamel, ERM
10:45 Innovative Modeling Approaches and New Model Development, Bob Paine, AECOM
11:30 Regulatory Developments Impacting Modeling – What’s Next?, TBD
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Workshop Resumes
1:00 Modeling Case Studies – Panel Discussion with the Modelers
3:00 Other Topics, Questions or Concerns
3:30 Concluding Statements

2.3 CEUs will be awarded for attendance at all sessions without Thursday Workshop.
2.6 CEUs will be awarded for attendance at all sessions with Thursday Workshop.