Hearing set for proposed changes to El Dorado Chemical air permit

27 September 2013 18:28  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--A public hearing for input on the proposed modifications to the El Dorado Chemical fertilizer facility air emissions permit will be held 21 October, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality said on Friday.

El Dorado's Arkansas plant produces nitric acid, sulfuric acid and ammonium nitrate (AN).

The company, a subsidiary of LSB Industries, has proposed changes to the operations that include installation of additional equipment for the chemical production processes, a new cooling tower and ammonia storage tanks, as well as adding a start-up boiler and chemical steam scrubber.

Other modifications the company plans to implement, if approved by regulators, are the removal of some existing boilers and cooling towers plus the replacement of some of its current production equipment.

It is the company’s belief that these changes will result in the decreased emissions of some pollutants associated with the production of products.

LSB is in the process of building a $250m (€185m) ammonia plant project in El Dorado, Arkansas, with estimated completion by the end of 2015. It is expected to have an ammonia production capacity of 1,350 short tons/day (1,225 tonnes/day).

($1 = €0.74)


By: Mark Milam



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