Evaluation of emission monitoring results is the process of assessing data obtained from the emission monitoring activities of an installation or process. The main purpose of this evaluation is to assess the extent to which the installation or process complies with the emission limits set by applicable environmental regulations or standards. The following are general steps in evaluating emission monitoring results:


1.  Emission Monitoring:

Ensure that emissions monitoring is conducted in accordance with established procedures. This includes the selection of representative monitoring sites, the selection of relevant parameters, and the use of valid monitoring methods.

2.  Data Processing:

Data obtained from monitoring needs to be properly processed. This includes verifying the accuracy of the data, calculating averages, and converting units where necessary. Ensure that the data evaluated is legitimate and reliable.

3. Comparison with Standards:

Compare monitoring data with emission limits set by applicable environmental regulations or standards. Determine whether or not the plant or process complies with these limits.

4. Trend Analysis:

Conduct a trend analysis to see changes over time. This helps in identifying emission patterns and whether there is a visible improvement or decline.

5. Identify emission sources:

If monitoring results show violations, identify the sources of emissions that caused them. This can help in designing a more effective remediation strategy.

6.  Cause Investigation:

If there is an emission limit violation, investigate to determine the cause. This may involve examining operations, equipment, or procedures to determine if any factors led to the violation.

7. Process Optimization:

If a cause of violation is found, make improvements or changes to the process or equipment to optimize emissions and ensure future compliance.

8. Documentation and Reporting:

Ensure that evaluation results, corrective measures, and subsequent preventive measures are well documented. This is important for reporting compliance and for reporting purposes to the competent authority.

9. Continuous Monitoring:

Conduct ongoing monitoring to ensure that the implemented improvements are effective and that the plant or process remains in compliance with the established emission limits.

10.  Commitment to Compliance:

Committed to continuously improving emissions performance and complying with applicable environmental regulations. This includes the development of monitoring and continuous improvement programs.

Evaluation of emission monitoring results is a critical step in maintaining environmental compliance and supporting sustainable development.