By Boris S. Bokstein, Mikhail I. Mendelev, David J. Srolovitz
Explores minerals construction (glass, cement, and bricks), chemical construction, and waste incineration. Key chapters talk about such toxins as NOx, unburned hydrocarbons, SOx, particulates, noise and vibration, CO2, dioxins and furans, and thermal radiation.
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23. Many of the minerals applications employ some type of heat recovery in the form of air preheating to improve energy efficiency. However, the heat recovery typically significantly increases NOx emissions. Many of the minerals applications have dusty raw feed materials and require some type of particulate control system in the flue gas exhaust to minimize particulate emissions. Also, the incoming raw materials may contain contaminants such as niter (containing nitrogen), in glass production that can exacerbate NOx emissions.
SOx emissions are discussed in more detail in Chap. 8. 4 Particulate Matter Particulate matter is a general term used for solid and/or liquid particles emitted into the atmosphere. If the concentration of the particulate emissions is dense enough then visibility can be impaired, which is the primary environmental concern for this pollutant. There are several possible sources of particulate emissions from industrial combustion. A primary source is from the combustion of liquid or solid fuels and may contain ash or char from the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing compounds.
Because of the larger pollution problems there that require more aggressive action to resolve. Lawmakers in other states often look to California and Texas as leaders in this area. The leading industrialized nations often have much stricter pollution regulations than other nations, which may have no speciﬁc regulations in some cases. Zegel  has written a useful overview of environmental standards. Pollution regulations also vary greatly by the specific application. For example, power generation from stationary gas turbines may require single digit NOx emissions while there may be no specific NOx emission limit for certain applications in certain locations.