Emission control through coke oven door –A Case study of BSP
Suresh Kr Panchbhai, Prof Mrs Mallika Jain
Associated Emission Levels, Best Available control Technology,The Clean Air Act, Clean Development Mechanism, Environmental Protection Agency, Environment Management System, Maximum Achievable Control Technology, Percentage Leakages thro Doors
Coke is a crucial raw material and a fuel used in blast furnace iron making. However, the coking industry with coal as the primary raw material is characterized by a relatively low energy utilization rate, high energy consumption per unit, complex process flows, abundant pollution–producing links, and it’s being a large source of highly polluting matters. Therefore, the coking industry is considered a highly polluting industry. The exhaust gas pollutants generated during coking include total suspended particulate matter (TSP), particulate matter with aerodynamic diameters less than or equal to 2.5 μm (PM2.5), sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The coking industry is also a substantial contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Long-term exposure to coke oven emissions results in inflammation of the skin and inner eyelids and lesions in the lung and stomach. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) classifies coke oven emissions as Group A carcinogens and links them to lung cancer (US EPA, 1999).