The main work items of Tainan stationary air pollution source control project are as follows: (1)Database system key-in, maintain and renew, (2)Review and issue of Stationary Sources Permits, (3)Inspection of Operation Permits, (4)Audit of factories emission inventory reports, (5)Inspection of plume emissions by air pollutant testing, (6)Training workshops for dedicated air pollution control personnel, (7) Dioxin emission control and (8)Fugitive dust air pollution from stationary source control.
This project was empowered by a contract which issued by the Bureau of Environmental Protection, Tainan County. The project started on 18th January 2012, and ended on 31st December 2012. All work tasks were completed. The result for each work task is outlined in detail as below.
1. Database system key-in, maintain and renew
We completed 1,002 stationary pollution sources database key-in, maintain and renew while the goal is 1,000 sources.
The annual emission amount of each air pollutant is as follows: particles is about 2,596.1 ton, SOx is about 4,386.5 ton, NOx is about 5,418.2 ton and VOCs is about 4,683.8 ton.
2. Review and issue of Stationary Sources Permits
459 permits have been issued, including 35 installation permits, 16 modified permits, 46 operation permits, 134 change permits, 130 renewed permits, 85 re-issued permits and 13 coal-fired permits.
Periodic inspection for operation permits has been performed on 816 operation permits. Among them, 55 operation permits didn’t meet the contents of permits, and the discrepancy of inspection was 6.74%. Further, the plants have been asked to modify and improve the inconformity. 39 plants reported their modification or changes, and got new permits which fit their status quo.
3. Audit of factories emission inventory reports
In Tainan city, 346 stationary pollution sources are required to report annual emissions on a seasonal base by regulation. The reporting rate of it has reached 100%. Audit for reporting annual emissions was conducted on 313 plants; 95.8% of them proved correct(300 plants), 4.2% of them showed discrepancy(13 plants).
4. Inspection of plume emissions by air pollutant testing
Inspection by air pollutant testing was performed to fulfill the requirements, including 8 plumes for Dioxin testing and 12 plumes for SOx, NOx and particulate. We also took 30 fuel samples from different plants to check if the sulfur content violets the standard (0.5%). And the results of the total suspended particulate in ambient air times are in compliance with standards (500μg/Nm3).
5. Fugitive dust air pollution from stationary source control
To control fugitive dust air pollution emissions from stationary sources, the first comprehensive inspection was completed within two months. We classified 237 factories which listed by regulation for inspection. The inspection results show intensive inspection can force stationary source to improve their fugitive dust emissions.
6.Training workshops for specified air pollution control personnel
We held 7 workshops for propagating stationary source control related laws and policy, including Air Pollution Control Fee Collection Regulations, Stationary Pollution Source Installation and Operating Permit Management Regulations and Management Regulations for Facilities to Control Fugitive Dust Air Pollution from Stationary Pollution Source.
7. Dioxin emission control
On-site inspection works had been performed on 57 plants with 74 stacks and 2 of them were under Dioxin monitoring span supervision. The results demonstrated all of them could meet the requirement and emission standard.
8. Other work items
(1) 10 articles of environmental protection news were posted.
(2) 4 internal training camps and 1 technical training panel were held.
(3) 2000 fliers and 500 souvenirs were made. An E-card, A scrawl and An animation E-game were designed.
(4)43 plants were inspected when the air quality was announced deteriorated, they were told to maintain their air pollution control devices.
(5) 19 new plants were filed in the database by the list given by fingerfrint establishment project.