Evaluation and Improvement of Particulate Matter Measurement from NG Power Plants


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Evaluation and Improvement of Particulate Matter Measurement from NG Power Plants
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The overall goal of this project is to evaluate and recommend improvements to the current ARB test methods in order to more accurately measure the very low particulate matter (PM) emissions from NG-fueled power plants. The project consists of several objectives: 1) Evaluate current methods for measuring PM to determine the limitations in providing accurate data, 2) Undertake a pilot-scale study of the PM measured from a NG-fired turbine with the input parameters for the turbine and the PM dilution system varied over a wide range. The project will measure PM from the NG fired turbine using current regulated methods, proposed dilution methods and recently available realtime PM measurement tools, 3) Verify the findings developed from the pilot-scale project and demonstrate an improved PM measurement method in a number of larger commercial units, and 4) In coordination with ARB and other appropriate regulatory agencies, develop new PM test methods.

Contact Information
Marla Mueller
California Energy Commission
Lead/Public Agency
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1716



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Class 6 - Basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities that do not result in major disturbances to an environmental resource.

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