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Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.

Reviewed Chemical Manufacturing - Boiler and Steam System Options

Options below have reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. They are commonly recommended and implemented for facilities.

 
Replace coil
Replace coil, investigate alternative designs.
 
Use existing steam
Use existing steam superheat.
 
Cogeneration from 'waste' heat
Consider cogeneration options for generating electricity or using "waste" heat. Or, conversely using waste heat from electrical generation to produce steam.
 
Continuously monitor and control water chemistry
Continuously monitoring & controlling water chemistry reduces water treatment chemical use and improves performance.
 
Monitor stack gases
By monitoring stack gases, inputs to boilers can be adjusted for optimum efficiency.
 
Monitor & Repair Steam Leaks
Develop a maintenance program to test for and fix steam leaks.
 
Maintain steam traps
Inspect and repair steam traps
 
Insulate steam lines
Insulate steam distribution and condensate return lines
 
Improve boiler combustion efficiency
Improve boiler combustion efficiency
 
Minimize boiler blowdown
Minimize boiler blowdown to save on treatment chemistry and wastewater generation
 
Recover waste heat
Use feedwater economizers for waste heat recovery
 
Return condensate
Return hot condensate to the boiler to reduce the energy needed to heat fresh water.

Unreviewed Options, Use with CautionUnreviewed Chemical Manufacturing - Boiler and Steam System Options

Options below have not been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. They are commonly recommended and implemented for facilities.

 
Flare Minimization
"Tail Chase" process which would minimize flaring during plant shut down and startup
 
Energy Savings Projects
Various projects designed to reduce energy consumption associated with plant process.
 
Energy Savings
Project in work to de-energize boiler during plant idle periods
 
Fuel Prioritization
Dioxin is generated from the combustion of landfill gas. Prioritization of fuel usage is biogas, landfill gas and natural gas in respective order. This prioritization should minimize of the amount dioxin released.
 
boiler and heater efficiency inspection
annual inspections and adjustment of boilers and heaters to ensure maximum combustion reducing CO and NOx emissions.
 
hot oil heaters
replace steam boilers with hot oil heaters with heat exchangers



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