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Emission management system

Research into the possibility of installing a continuous
monitoring system and registration of environmentally
harmful gas emissions in an east european region. Research
into the various types of pollutants in emission gases.

The EMS unit is a system which will control process parameters such as temperature, moisture, pressure, fuel/air ratio, system adaptations, equipment behaviour and smoke gas components. If one or more parameters have an incorrect influence on the total production process, an adaptation via telecommunication or long distance satellite will make the correction. In Europe there are monitoring systems extending units. A system which can control and manage the various process parameters at a distance via telematics or satellite is not yet state-of-the-art in Europe. The aim of the EMS project is to develop an operational system which will function through monitors at strategic places N0x, SO2, CO2 and other emissions and automatically correct the emission to readjust the (industrial) process so that it will continue to operate within specifications. In this way the emission levels of harmful emissions released into the environment can be monitored and controlled. This will enable (local) governments to take responsible action to protect our environment. The project goal also meets the needs of providing information for our society to implement the basic "the polluter pays" principle. The data collected from these strategically placed sensors will be entered in a central database and can be used to identify emission levels and where there are continuous high emission levels, (legal) action can be taken to make the polluter lower the emission level to an acceptable standard. In a wider perspective, it can be argued that the data collected in a specified region can be used as information for European Community environmental policies. It can also be reasoned that the collected information can be used by the (local) governments when setting up or implementing economic industrial programmes. In the feasibility phase, research will be needed to recognise all the various parameters in East European regions, which will have their influence on the whole production process. In West European countries, fuels such as natural gas and light oils in combination with fuel/air controlling devices ensure optimal process conditions. In East European regions many different kinds of fuel such as heavy oils, coals and lignite are used. These are dependent on regional availability. Research will have to be done to obtain all the fuel characteristics and their reference points. Furthermore, due to different fuel use, smoke gas components need special sample treatments. The relationship between the fuel characteristics and the concentration of smoke gas components is unknown. All these changing parameters have to be included in the EMS unit given the managing function of the EMS towards the production process (fewer harmful products), the environment (less air pollution and pollution on living level) and social aspects such as human behaviour. The fuel/air input systems have to be investigated as does the possibility of using inert gases in the processes to control the reaction on emission levels. When all "the Romanian" parameters are available, the Definition phase will investigate the optimal EMS unit. The aim of this second stage is to verify the fuel characteristics and air/input balance, stabilise the operating parameters and investigate the optimal procedure required to control and manage the EMS unit. A software model will simulate the internal design and control principle. It is very important for the application to be user friendly for operator control and adaptation to be efficient. In the implementation phase, a pilot unit will have to be built to carry out tests. The possible parameters will be tested as will the EMS unit's reaction to the production process and emission levels.
Acronym: 
EMS (FEA)
Project ID: 
1 617
Start date: 
01-01-1997
Project Duration: 
36months
Project costs: 
1 600 000.00€
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Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.