Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems
Continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS) measure airflow, dust, the concentration of air pollutants (such as SO2, NOx, CO, etc.), and other parameters related to emissions. Required parameters depend on the type of stationary source and local regulations. A standard CEMS consists of a sample probe, filter, sample line (umbilical), gas conditioning system, calibration gas system, and a series of gas analyzers that reflect the parameters being monitored. Typically monitored emissions include: sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen chloride, airborne particulate matter, mercury, volatile organic compounds, and oxygen. CEMS can also measure airflow, flue gas opacity, and moisture.
- Discrete Manufacturing
The emission monitoring systems market is expected to reach USD 4.44 billion by 2025 from USD 2.39 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 9.3% between 2018 and 2025.
Source: PR Newswire
The gas analyzer market is projected to reach USD 4.06 Billion at CAGR of 5.70% between 2016 and 2021.
Source: Markets and Markets
What are the applications of Continuous Emission Monitoring (CEM)?
- Monitoring exhaust from power plants and waste-burning facilities.
- Emissions compliance at paper, pulp and other industrial facilities.
- Emissions compliance at cement facilities.
- Emission trading accounting and documentation.
- Air Emissions Reporting Systems (AERS).
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