NR1879

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NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                    DECEMBER 2013

Industrial Facilities in the U.S. are Spending Billions of Dollars on Flow Control and Treatment

With the competitive price of energy in the U.S. industrial plants are expanding. At the same time, they are investing in pollution control equipment to meet new air and water regulations.  The result is a multibillion dollar annual investment which is likely to continue over the next decade.  The individual facilities and projects are tracked in McIlvaine Industrial Emitters and McIlvaine U.S. Industrial Facilities with Water Discharges.

Some of the biggest expenditures will be made by plants operating large combustion boilers to produce electricity and steam. Some of the categories with the largest number of industrial boiler operators are:

Chemical Plants

353

Fabricated Metals

117

Food

141

Furniture

56

Non Metallic Minerals

92

Paper

212

Petroleum

96

Plastics

144

Primary Metals

81

Transportation Equipment

143

Tens of thousands of plants and institutions operate small gas-fired boilers. Equally large numbers of plants have some kind of toxic emissions to air and water. One hundred forty cement plants are subject to the MACT rule which requires reduction of mercury, particulate and HCl. Close to 1,000 industrial boilers burning coal and solid fuels are likely install equipment under the new Industrial MACT rule.

Large numbers of industrial facilities discharge treated effluent into waterways. Here are some of the leaders:

Gold Ores

1,831

Crushed and Broken Limestone

1,766

Construction Sand and Gravel

1,749

Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas

1,642

Petroleum Bulk Stations

1,365

Coal and Lignite Mining

1,263

Refuse Systems

1,036

 

 

The construction sand market is booming due to its use in hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas shale.

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