Workshop on Measurement, Monitoring and Controlling Potential Environmental Impacts from the Installation of Point Source Capture
The United States Energy Association (USEA), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM), held a workshop on Measurement, Monitoring and Controlling Potential Environmental Impacts from the Installation of Point Source Capture at the Southern Company Energy Center. The workshop was held on June 8, 2023 from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and preceded by a site visit to the National Carbon Capture Center in the afternoon of June 7, 2023.
The purpose of this workshop consisted of the following:
- Define current baseline of air pollution measurements from current large pilots / completed demos
- Identify R&D gaps on analytical methods/procedures, etc
- Define specs for the design of air pollution measurements for BIL large pilots/demos
- Discuss CCS impacts on air pollution along other parts of the life cycle (e.g., more dust from increased quarrying/coal mining, more CH4 from ngas, etc.) and how controls result in burden shifting across compartments (e.g., pollutants end up in water, solid waste)
- Discuss prospective pollutants from industrial applications / NG flexible operation/ increased operations due to CCS
For reference, the agenda and presenations can be found on the right hand side of this page under "presentations".