Port Washington-based Pall Corp. says there’s a new way to monitor airborne metallic pollutants emitted through stacks at incinerators, coal-fired power plants, smelters and cement kilns.
Pall’s Xact technology, intended for use in environmental-protection systems, can be installed in or near smokestacks. It tracks emissions of one or more metals using X-ray fluorescence technology, the company said.
One of Long Island's largest companies, Pall, with more than 10,000 employees, is considered one of the world's filtration giants, making technology to separate impurities from water, beer, wine, oil, blood and other substances. It's in the midst of a major management transition, after its chief executive, Eric Krasnoff, said he plans to step down and admitted to a personal relationship with the company's legal counsel.
“The systems generate precise data that will enable power producers and other industries to demonstrate compliance with, or take measures to meet, regulatory requirements,” Pall said.
“The Xact 640 monitor is the first multi-metal continuous emissions monitoring system to be verified” through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Battelle Environmental Technology Verification program, Pall said.
Photo shows Pall Corp's Xact 640 multi-metal continuous emissions monitoring system.