Development of alternate approaches to quantify filterable PM10 and PM2.5 emissions from cyclone scrap collection systems at box plants

There is an immediate need for reliable estimates of PM10 and PM2.5 emissions from scrap cyclones at box plants in the context of permitting, as more Member Companies contemplate capacity expansions or new installations. There are several technical issues with the use of traditional reference methods (EPA Method 5, 201A, etc.) on these sources, viz., source and sampling location configurations, absence of stacks and the infeasibility of using stack extensions to facilitate testing. However, permitting agencies are increasingly insisting the development of emissions data using reference methods. The goal of this project is to evaluate alternate approaches (such as the use of ambient samplers) to estimate PM10 and PM2.5 emissions from these sources, demonstrate equivalency with EPA reference methods by conducting concurrent sampling at locations conducive for EPA Method 201A testing, secure EPA buy-in with the approach, and subsequently develop emission factors for these sources.