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GCI Tech Notes "Cement Kiln Engineered Fuel Patents and Sharps PELLA-DRX™" February 2013

GCI Tech Notes "Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Cement Kiln MACT Regulations USEPA 40 CFR Parts 60 and 241 Proposed Rules Published December 23rd 2011" February 2012

GCI Tech Notes "Why Opposition to New Cement Plants Using Coal as Fuel Will Increase Emissions – The Law of Unintended Consequences" December 2011

GCI Tech Notes "Process Compatible SO2 Control In Cement Kilns" July 2011

GCI Tech Notes "Comparison of New MACT Limits for New Portland Cement Plants and New Portland Cement Plants Burning Solid Waste as Fuel" May 2011

GCI Tech Notes "Portland Cement 2010 NESHAP Final Rule - Particulate" March 2011

GCI Tech Notes "BACT for GHG (Green House Gas) from Cement Plants - A Critical Error in the EPA BACT Example" February 2011

GCI Tech Notes "Net Heating Value versus High Heating Value" January 2011

GCI Tech Notes "Relative Measurements of Temperature" October 2010

GCI Tech Notes "Portland Cement 2010 NESHAP Final Rule - Mercury" September 2010

GCI Tech Notes "Environmental Sustainability of the Sharps PELLA-DRX™ Product" July 2010

GCI Tech Notes "Cement Kiln Alternative Fuels - An Update" June 2010

GCI Tech Notes "The Negative Environmental Impact of Classifying Coal Combustion Products as Hazardous Waste" May 2010

GCI Tech Notes "HAZOP - Before You Start" April 2009

GCI Tech Notes "HAZOP - Pros and Cons" March 2009

GCI Tech Notes "Protocol for Health and Safety Review of Volatile and Semivolatile Data" July 2008

GCI Tech Notes "Hazardous Waste Analysis Volatile and Semivolatile Organic Testing Protocol" June 2008

GCI Tech Notes "Ion Selective Electrodes vs. Ion Chromatography" August 2007

GCI Tech Notes "Cement Kiln Alternative Fuels" May 2007

GCI Tech Notes "Buying Used Laboratory Equipment" April 2007

GCI Tech Notes "Gas Chromatography Gas Cleaning System" March 2007

GCI Tech Notes "Precalciner Cement Kiln Mercury (Hg) Emissions Control" February 2007

GCI Tech Notes "Cement Kiln Mercury (Hg) Emission Testing Issues" January 2007 (Chinese pdf version)

GCI Tech Notes "Cement Kiln Mercury (Hg) Emission Issues" December 2006 (Chinese pdf version)

GCI Tech Notes "Economics and Competition for Hazardous Waste Fuel in Cement Kilns – The Early Years" November 2006 (Chinese pdf version)

GCI Tech Notes "New Developments in Treatment Options for Spent Aluminum Potliner" October 2006 (Chinese pdf version)

GCI Tech Notes "Hazardous Waste Fuel – Rejection! – The Early Years" September 2006 (Chinese pdf version)

GCI Tech Notes "Heat Content, Ash, Halogens and Sulfur Test Methods in HWF – The Early Years" August 2006

GCI Tech Notes "Increasing Speed and Decreasing Cost of PCB Analysis of Alternative Fuels and Raw Materials" July 2006

GCI Tech Notes "Sampling Liquid Hazardous Waste Fuels – The Early Years" June 2006

GCI Tech Notes "Metal Testing - The Early Years" May 2006

GCI Tech Notes "Controlling Liabilities When Using Alternative Fuels and Raw Materials" April 2006

GCI Tech Notes "Tank Farm Design and Operation – The Early Years" March 2006

GCI Tech Notes "Dealing with Technical Complexities in Environmental Litigation and Enforcement Actions" February 2006

GCI Tech Notes "PCB and Volatile and Semivolatile Organic Testing – The Early Years" January 2006

GCI Tech Notes "The Impact of Chlorine Inupt on Cement Kiln Metal SREs" March 2005

GCI Tech Notes "Comments on Proposed HWC Regulations for Hazardous Waste Combustors" June 2004

GCI Tech Notes "Secondary Aluminum Production NESHAPs Regulation" May 2004

GCI Tech Notes "How the Proposed HWC MACT Regulation Pushes Waste to Incinerators and Away from Cement Kilns”  April 2004

GCI Tech Notes "Acceptance and Rejection of Hazardous Waste Fuel at Cement Plants”  February 2004 (Chinese pdf version)

GCI Tech Notes "SARA 313 (TRI) Reporting Requirements for Dioxins (PCDD/PCDFs)”  September 2003

GCI Tech Notes "The "Best" Referenced Methods for Organic Hazardous Waste Analysis - Update”  June 2003 

GCI Tech Notes "Adopt-a-MACT Conference”  May 2003

GCI Tech Notes "Mercury Deposition Model vs. Measurements"  April 2003

GCI Tech Notes "Should a QA/QC Plan be Part of a WAP/FAP or Permit?”  March 2003

GCI Tech Notes "Comments on Writing an Operations and Maintenance Plan O&M Plan)”  February 2003

GCI Tech Notes "Catastrophic Accidents - Caused by Multiple Failures of Elements Within a Safety Management System”  January 2003 (Chinese pdf version)

GCI Tech Notes  “6-Minute Block Associated With Opacity Requirements " December 2002

GCI Tech Notes "Vapor Balance System Control Efficiency"  October 2002  

GCI Tech Notes "Hazardous Waste Combustors Speciality Conference (AWMA)"  September 2002

GCI Tech Notes "National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants From the Portland Cement Manufacturing Industry"   June 2002

GCI Tech Notes “HWC Operating Limit Determination for Lone Star Industries Greencastle Facility”  May 2002

GCI Tech Notes “PC MACT Rule Visual Opacity Performance Test Protocol”  April 2002

GCI Tech Notes “HWC MACT Changes by Court Ruling”  November 2001

GCI Tech Notes “HCl Emissions from Portland Cement Manufacturing” September 2001

GCI Tech Notes “DOT Regulation Tech Notes”  August 2001

GCI Tech Notes " Hazardous Waste Combustor Specialty Conference Air and Waste Management Association Kansas City, MO 2001"  May 2001

GCI Tech Notes "Regulatory Alert - CKD Testing Requirements" November-99

GCI Tech Notes "Hazardous Waste Combustor Specialty Conference (formerly referred to as the BIF Conference) Air and Waste Management Association Dallas, TX; September 22-24, 1999" October-99

GCI Tech Notes "HWC MACT: Part 1 - Commentary on the Preamble" August-99

GCI Tech Notes "Risk Assessments and Process Upsets" July-99

GCI Tech Notes "Dioxin and PCB Contamination of Food in Europe" June-99

GCI Tech Notes "The New MACT Rule for Cement Kilns That Do Not Use Hazardous Waste Fuel" May-99

GCI Tech Notes "Liquid Hazardous Waste Fuel Particulate Size Reduction" Apr-99

GCI Tech Notes "Restricting Highly Toxic Wastes at Hazardous Waste Fuel Facilities" Mar-99 (Chinese pdf version)

GCI Tech Notes "MACT Testing - Do You Measure Up" Feb-99

GCI Tech Notes "MACT The Knife" Jan-99

GCI Tech Notes "Turbulent Flow in Pipes" Dec-98

GCI Tech Notes "Review and comment of EPA530-D-98-002 Guidance on Collection of Emissions Data to Support Site-Specific Risk Assessments at Hazardous Waste Combustion Facilities" November-98

GCI Tech Notes "Guide For Performing a Trace Metals Mass Balance on a Combustion Device" October-98

GCI Tech Notes "Primary Aluminum Production Wastes Spent Aluminum Potliner, K088" September-98

GCI Tech Notes "HAZOP REVIEWS" August-98 (Chinese pdf version)

GCI Tech Notes "Hazardous Waste Fuel/Solvent Recycling Gaskets and Seals" July-98

GCI Tech Notes "Effluent Limitations Guidelines, Pretreatment Standards and NSPS for Industrial Waste Combustors" June-98

GCI Tech Notes "1998 A&WMA BIF Conference" May-98

GCI Tech Notes "Analytical Laboratory Design and Development" April-98 (Chinese pdf version)

GCI Tech Notes "Minimum Calorific Value for Energy Recovery in Cement Kilns" March -98

GCI Tech Notes "Cement Kiln Dust Testing for Organics" February-98

GCI Tech Notes "Global Warming - Potential Impacts on the Cement Industry" January-98

GCI Tech Notes "Liquid Alternate Fuel Combustion Burner Design" December-97

GCI Tech Notes "Quantitation Limits and Stack Testing" November-97

GCI Tech Notes "Comments on the 5/2/97 Draft Guidance on Structuring RCRA Trial Burns for Collection of Risk Assessment Data" October-97

GCI Tech Notes "Tire Derived Fuel Use in Cement Kilns" September-97

GCI Tech Notes "Revised Technical Standards for Hazardous Waste Combustion Facilities NODA Comments" August-97

GCI Tech Notes "The Millennium Bug" July-97

GCI Tech Notes "Why All Cement Kilns Should Test Their CKD" June-97

GCI Tech Notes "Air & Waste Management Association Boiler and Industrial Furnace Conference" May-97

GCI Tech Notes "Liquid Hazardous Waste Handling Systems - Pump Basics" Apr-97

GCI Tech Notes "Hazardous Waste Combustor Review - Chapter 4 Feedstream Analysis" Mar-97

GCI Tech Notes "Determining Organic Compound Destruction Efficiency" Feb-97

GCI Tech Notes "Hazardous Waste Combustor Review - Chapter 3 Alternative to CO/HC Monitoring for Maintenance of Good Combustion Conditions in Cement Kilns" Jan-97

GCI Tech Notes "Working together in Plant Operations" Dec-96

GCI Tech Notes "Hazardous Waste Combustor Review - Chapter 2 Negative Health and Safety Impacts of the 1996 HWC Regulations " Nov-96

GCI Tech Notes "Hazardous Waste Combustor Review - Chapter 1 Applicability of the HWC Regulation to Cement Kilns Oct-96

GCI Tech Notes "Should You Test for HAP Emissions? , Sep-96

GCI Tech Notes "The Impact of CKD Recycling on  HCl Emissions from the Wet Process Cement Kiln , Aug-96

GCI Tech Notes "The Clean Air Engineering/Gossman Consulting, Inc. Invitation Only Hazardous Waste Combustor Regulations Panel Discussion held in conjunction with Air & Waste Management Association 89th Annual Meeting & Exhibition Summary , July-96

GCI Tech Notes "Continuous Monitoring Requirements BIF Versus HWC , June-96

GCI Tech Notes "Dioxins - Primer & Commentary , May-96

GCI Tech Notes "Air & Waste Management Association Boiler and Industrial Furnace Conference , April-96

GCI Tech Notes "Radioactive Waste Rejection Action Plan , March-96 (Chinese pdf version)

GCI Tech Notes "Cement Kiln Metal Emissions - Where s the Risk? , Feb-96

GCI Tech Notes "Comments on Draft SW-846", Jan-96

GCI Tech Notes "A Caution in the Use of Analytical Data in Calculating TEQ Values for Dioxin Reporting , Dec-95

GCI Tech Notes "The  Best Referenced Methods for Organic Hazardous Waste Analysis , Nov-95

GCI Tech Notes "Subpart CC Voc Emission Controls , Oct-95

GCI Tech Notes "The Potential for CKD Insufflation to Impact Metals Emissions from Cement Kilns , Sept-95

GCI Tech Notes "Organic Vapor Control , Aug-95

GCI Tech Notes "Appropriate Sampling Frequency for Cement Process Samples During Stack Testing , July-95

GCI Tech Notes "Questions & Answers - International Waste Fuel Use in Cement Kilns , June-95

GCI Tech Notes "1995 A&WMA BIF Conference Summary , May-95

GCI Tech Notes "Cement Kiln Dust and FO39 Limits , April-95

GCI Tech Notes "Dioxin Health Assessment Document Review and Comment, (EPA/600/BP-92/001a,b & c) , March-95

GCI Tech Notes "EPA Dioxin Exposure Assessment Comments , Feb-95

GCI Tech Notes "Ambient SO2 5-Minute Peak Rule , Jan-95