AQS has extensive experience in conducting manual and instrumental source emissions tests for industrial facilities and utilities. AQS conforms with ASTM D7036-04: Standard Practice for Competence of Air Emission Testing Bodies (AETB) for those emission testing programs affected by the requirements of 40 CFR 75.21(f), as performed on Part 72 and Part 75 sources. Click HERE for our complete statement of conformance.
Our testing capabilities include a full spectrum of USEPA test methods and other relevant methodologies to provide comprehensive test programs and services such as:
- Permit Compliance Demonstrations
- Relative Accuracy Test Audits (RATA’s)
- Performance Guarantees
- Trial Burns
- Process Optimization
- Flue Gas Acid Dew Point & SO3 Determinations
- Control Equipment Capture / Removal Efficiency Determinations
- CEMS Initial Certification
- PM-CEMS Relative Response Audits/ RCA
- Combustion Turbine Tuning
- Method Comparison Testing
- Liaison – Client/Regulatory Agencies
Serviced Industries Include:
- Coal-fired & Natural gas fired power plants
- Primary & Secondary Aluminum Smelters
- Food Processing
- Petroleum Refineries
- Portland Cement
- Various other processing & manufacturing plants
Our experience and capabilities include:
- Reference Method testing for particulate emissions (PM, PM10, PM2.5, CPM, POM), gaseous emissions (SO2, NOX, CO, THC, O2, CO2, H2S, HCl/HF), as well as a variety of source-specific organic and/or inorganic compounds.
- Testing programs that typically consist of full-spectrum testing services including, but not limited to: testing objectives, test design, operational requirements, regulatory agency notification and liaison, QA/QC, sample collection and analysis, and report preparation.
- Testing for Hazardous Air Pollutants (VOCs, Semi-VOCs, toxic metals, toxic organics). We have conducted HAPs testing programs for incinerators, kilns, industrial furnaces, RCRA facilities (Part B permits), RCRA and TSCA Trial Burns, and EPA Information Collection Requests (ICRs).
- Managing projects to meet USEPA Relative Accuracy Test Audit (RATA) requirements. These projects typically utilize instrumental methods for SO2, NOX, CO2, PM, Hg, and flow.
- Reporting utilizing EPA’s Electronic Reporting Tool (ERT).
- Performing Visible Emissions Evaluations (USEPA Method 9).