air quality assessment & management
Reference and User Manual
AirWare   On-line Reference Manual
  Release Level 6.1
  Release Date 2012 05
  Revision Level 1.0
Last modified on:   Wednesday, 28-Nov-12 16:30 CET

Emission Control Technologies

The Emission control optimization is based on the application of emission control technologies to individual sources or classes of emission sources.

Emission control technologies

The data base holds a set (more than 300) emission control energy saving, or alternative energy technologies.

These area arranged in a ranking class selector, that can be sorted (ascending or descending) by

  • technology name
  • technology application domain
  • technology type
  • applicability (source classes)
  • removal efficiency for selected pollutants.
Basic statitsics on the set of technologies as well as an interactive configuration tools (restricted to ADMIN group users) together with a help button for the manual page link are also available.

The data base holds the data for the OBJECT CLASS "airtechnologies";

For each of the control technolgies, the data include:

  • standard OBJETC HEADER with owner and modification date, including buttons/links for help pages (help), the Knowledge Base (KB), free text notes (notes);
  • Technology name
  • An applicability parameter (Descriptor of type M (multiple) that enumerates the source classes the technology is applicable for.
  • Description: a large text/multi-media window shows a description (text. imagery, links) of the technology; Under the description window, buttons lead to clear button (to delete the description; clear); an interactive editor (edit) and an import function for text and images (import).
  • Identification: offers four labels or classification schemes:
    • a short name (that can be used with RULES as a legal Descriptoir (applicability) value, i.e., without any special characters beyond the set of "-","_", ".", ";" so that these source classes can be used in inference RULES.
    • domain or economic sector this applies to in general;
    • appplication (defining the intended use)
    • type, describing the basic mechanisms of the technology or instrument.
  • Cost estimates:
    • annualized investment
    • a reference/size parameter (should be an attribute of the source) used for scaling the costs
    • cost exponent (to describe economies of scale)
    • OMR (operations, maintenance, replacement) cost (annual basis)
    • reference or scaling parameter for the OMR costs
    • Minimum size (constraint on the scaling in the optimization algorithms)
    • Life time (in years)
  • Emission reduction efficiencies:
    • describes, for a list of pollutants and energy, the reduction or saving achievable by that technology as a %. Specific values can be edited for: SO2, CO, NO, NO2, VOC, PM10, PM2.5, CO2, energy (saving).
Please note that all technology parameters and in particular cost estimates may need to be adjusted for any specific source or class of sources in the optimization scenario, where the technologies are allocated to specific emission sources, pre-selected by applicability.

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