2015 Emissions Conference Proceedings

Industrial Emissions Control Technology XIII – August 3-5, 2015
Natural Gas Workshop – August 6, 2015
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, Maine

Monday, August 3, 2015
1:00 – 2:00 Workshop – Air Regulatory Update
Christi Wilson and Kristine Davies, 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
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.
4:00 – 5:00 REVIEW OF CONCURRENT FORUM DISCUSSIONS, 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 – Casco Bay Hall
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
7:00 – 5:00 Conference Registration Lobby
7:00 – 8:15 Hot Breakfast – Casco Bay Hall
7:30 – 8:15 Ozone NAAQS – Past, Present and Future
Kristine Davies, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
8:30 Meeting Convenes
8:30 Introduction
Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal,
Conference Chairman
Presentations and Panel Discussion
8:45 Jim Eddinger, EPA
9:15 Marc Cone, Air Director State of Maine
10:00 Andrew (Andy) Bodnarik, OTC
10:30 Gregory Stella, Alpine Geophysics
11:15 Scott Darling, Alcoa, Inc.
11:45-1:00 Lunch and Exhibits – Casco Bay Hall
1:00 Technical Conference Convenes
Conference Chairman
Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal
1:00 EMISSIONS CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES Acid Gas & Hg Control Update Panel
1:00 Patrick Mongoven, Mississippi Lime Company
1:15 Gerald Hunt, Lhoist North America
1:30 Richard Marsan, Cabot North Americas Inc.
2:00 Michael Thiel, Nol-Tec Sytems
2:15 Steve Baloga, Novinda Corporation
2:30 Jon Norman, United Conveyor
2:45 Nick Evans, Mobotec LLC
3:00 Mike Widico, KC Cottrell Inc
3:15 Matt Fischer, Amec Foster Wheeler
COFFEE BREAK (as needed)
Particulate Control Technology
3:30 James (Buzz) Reynolds, Hamon Research-Cottrell
4:00 Richard (Rich) Miller, Solaft
4:30 Integrating Environmental Control Technology Systems for Compliance
Preston Tempero, Black & Veatch Corp.
5:00 Compliance Case Study

  • Lindsey Wanderscheid, Iowa State University
5:30 – 7:00 Meeting Adjourns
Reception and Exhibits – Casco Bay Hall
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
7:00 – 8:15 Hot Breakfast – Casco Bay Hall
7:30 – 8:15 NOx Formation and Control
Carl Bozzuto,
ALSTOM Power, Inc.
Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal
Conference Chairman
8:15 – 10:00 NOx control Panel

  • Sean McMenamin, Nationwide Boiler Inc.
  • Nathan Schindler, CCA Combustion Systems a div of Peerless Mfg.
  • Kevin Dougherty, Fuel Tech, Inc.
  • Jianhui Hong, Preferred Mfg
10:00 Coffee Break
10:15 – 12:15 Reporting, Monitoring & Testing

  • John Brown, Altech Environment/PCME
  • Brian Peterman, Sega Inc.
  • Robert (Bob) Davis, TRC Environmental Corporation
  • Daniel (Dan) Todd, Air Quality Services, LLC
11:30 – 12:45 Lunch – Casco Bay Hall
1:00-1:30 Energy Assessments

  • Amy Marshall, AECOM Environment
1:30 – 2:30 Case Studies

  • Blake McBurney, McBurney Corporation
  • Robert Botelho, EMI Solutions
2:30 COFFEE BREAK as needed
2:45 – 3:45 Combustion Control for Effective Operation: a Foundation for Compliance

  • Darryl Haag, Valmet
  • Ivan Semyanko, ALSTOM Power, Inc.
3:15 New Technology Updates

  • Kevin Moss/Rod Gravely, Tri-Mer Corporation
  • Thomas (Tom) Hewson, ClearStack Power
  • Dan Itse, White Cliff Technology, LLC
4:45 – 5:15 Panel/Q&A
Meeting Recap
5:30 Meeting Adjourns
6:00 – 7:00 No Host Stragglers Reception Port of Call Lounge


Thursday, August 6, 2015
7:00 – 8:00 Registration – Lobby
Hot Breakfast
8:00 Natural Gas Workshop
Moderator: Denis Oravec, AAI/JMP Engineering
8:00 Boiler MACT Tune-ups Guide
Robert (Bob) Frazer,
8:30 Monitoring, Modeling and Emissions Offsets for New Unit Permitting
Gale Hoffnagle,
TRC Environmental Corporation
9:00 OTC Modeling Update

  • Jeffrey (Jeff) Underhill, State of New Hampshire
9:30 Coffee Break as needed
9:45 Regulatory Barriers in Getting Natural Gas to Market
Christi Wilson,
Trinity Consultants, Inc.
10:15 Gerry Myers, NG Advantage
10:45 – 12:30 Natural Gas Boiler & Burner Manufacturers Panel

  • Daniel Lefebvre, Cleaver Brooks-Natcom
  • TBD, Rentech Boiler Systems, Inc.
  • William (Bill) Gurski, Zeeco, Inc.
  • Amber LeClair, The Babcock & Wilcox Generation Group
12:30 Working Lunch provided
1:00 Natural Gas Conversions Case Studies
1:00 Synopsis of the Work Involved in Converting (3) Coal Boilers From Coal to Natural Gas Firing Steve Black, Riley Power
1:30 Update
Suzanne Stevens,
IPR-GDF SUEZ North America, Generation
2:00 Jim Feese, Detroit Stoker Company
2:30 John Ingraham, Lipten
3:00 General Discussion
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.