QA procedures and emissions from nonstandard sources in AQUIS, a PC-based emission inventory and air permit manager

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The Air Quality Utility Information System (AQUIS) is a database management system that operates under dBASE IV. It runs on an IBM-compatible personal computer (PC) with MS DOS 5.0 or later, 4 megabytes of memory, and 30 megabytes of disk space. AQUIS calculates emissions for both traditional and toxic pollutants and reports emissions in user-defined formats. The system was originally designed for use at 7 facilities of the Air Force Materiel Command, and now more than 50 facilities use it. Within the last two years, the system has been used in support of Title V permit applications at Department of ... continued below

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Smith, A.E.; Tschanz, J. & Monarch, M. May 1, 1996.

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The Air Quality Utility Information System (AQUIS) is a database management system that operates under dBASE IV. It runs on an IBM-compatible personal computer (PC) with MS DOS 5.0 or later, 4 megabytes of memory, and 30 megabytes of disk space. AQUIS calculates emissions for both traditional and toxic pollutants and reports emissions in user-defined formats. The system was originally designed for use at 7 facilities of the Air Force Materiel Command, and now more than 50 facilities use it. Within the last two years, the system has been used in support of Title V permit applications at Department of Defense facilities. Growth in the user community, changes and additions to reference emission factor data, and changing regulatory requirements have demanded additions and enhancements to the system. These changes have ranged from adding or updating an emission factor to restructuring databases and adding new capabilities. Quality assurance (QA) procedures have been developed to ensure that emission calculations are correct even when databases are reconfigured and major changes in calculation procedures are implemented. This paper describes these QA and updating procedures. Some user facilities include light industrial operations associated with aircraft maintenance. These facilities have operations such as fiberglass and composite layup and plating operations for which standard emission factors are not available or are inadequate. In addition, generally applied procedures such as material balances may need special treatment to work in an automated environment, for example, in the use of oils and greases and when materials such as polyurethane paints react chemically during application. Some techniques used in these situations are highlighted here. To provide a framework for the main discussions, this paper begins with a description of AQUIS.

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  • Air and Waste Management (AWM) annual meeting, Nashville, TN (United States), 23-28 Jun 1996

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  • Other: DE96010772
  • Report No.: ANL/EA/CP--88972
  • Report No.: CONF-9606125--9
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 231951
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670152

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Smith, A.E.; Tschanz, J. & Monarch, M. QA procedures and emissions from nonstandard sources in AQUIS, a PC-based emission inventory and air permit manager, article, May 1, 1996; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670152/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.