|From:||CHARLES PATRIZIA <CAPATRIZIA@phjw.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 12 Aug 1999 14:33:57 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||RE: Request for Advise, Insight, Comment on Locating WoodBurning Power Plant in Urban Industrial Ar|
I am less worried about particulates from the stack than other potential emissions. Most facilities of this type would now include a baghouse as standard pollution control equipment, and the efficiencies on ash particles are quite high. However, combustion of dry pallets (the old ones are always dry...) can create other emissions associated with any materials that have been spilled on the pallets during use. Many facilities of this type also accept other "urban wood waste", which includes some construction debris, etc. There is more risk from fugitive particulate from storage areas than ash. >>> "Alex Lantsberg" <alex@SAEJ.org> 08/12/99 11:57am >>> the biggest thing i would worry about is the effect of the particulate pollution on the surrounding community. it would be a good idea to look at the health data for the folks living there to see what the incidences of respiratory illnesses may be. depending on wind patterns, this thing would do quite a job of exacerbating certain conditions like asthmas or other lung inflammations. the project really seems like it may be a good one for some community members (assuming those 65 jobs go to surrounding residents) and their families, so it should not be ruled out. there may be technology--i'm not sure, just speculating--along the lines of smokestack scrubbers that will remove the ash and other particulates from the exhaust. it may not be a bad idea because some of that ash can be re-used in construction materials. from the sound of what you're saying, this thing has all of the makings of an eco-industrial park. if the entire loop can be closed, then the power plant can be a real benefit to the community.
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