The ACAP PSG on Dioxins was established in 2001 and aims to "Reduce or Eliminate Emissions of Dioxins and Furans in the Russian Federation with focus on the Arctic and northern regions impacting the Arctic". Based on the results of emission inventories carried out at 61 sites in Arkhangelsk, Komi and Murmansk during Phase I (2002-2005), a priority list was produced based on which a more comprehensive review was carried out at selected emission sources during Phase II (2005-2008). Out of the three most relevant sites, the Vorkutinskiy cement plant (VCP) in the Komi republic was chosen for the first Phase III project. During 2011-2013, feasibility studies were carried out at the VCP and further assignments for sampling & analysis of emissions as well asidentification of actions including emission reducing equipment were prepared for by the PSG in close dialogue with the company, the authorities and NEFCO. Installation of the first electro-filter was carried out by the company in 2013. During 2014-2015 the construction and installation of electro-filters and possibly also a cooling tower for reducing the emissions of dioxins, furans and other organic pollutants are planned for.
Assessment of Potential Air Emissions of Dioxins/Furans, Particulate Matter, and Heavy Metals from Vorkuta Cement Plant when Using Conventional and Complementary Fuels (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017-05-11)Vorkuta Cement Plant (VCP) is the onl cement producing facility in the Republic of Komi RF. The facility is located above the Arctic Circle, 25 km north of the town of Vorkuta, in a permafrost zone and the surrounding land ...
Feasibility Study for Dioxin Mitigation and Other Environmental Pilot Measures at the Vorkuta Cement Plant in the Komi Republic (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2017-05-11)This assignment is Phase 2 of the Feasibility Study for dioxin mitigation and other environmental pilot measures at the Vorkuta Cement Plant (VCP) in the Komi Republic. The report describes the major changes that have ...
ACAP Project "Reduction/Elimination of dioxin and furan emissions in the Russian Federation with Focus on the Arctic and Northern Regions Impacting the Arctic" Phase II report (Arctic Contaminants Action Program, 2008)The Project "Reduction/Elimination of Emissions of Dioxins and Furans in the Russian Federation with focus on the Arctic and northern regions impacting the Arctic" was implemented within the framework of the Arctic Council ...
Phase I - Evaluation of a few Major Dioxins/Furans Sources (in Arkangelsk and Murmansk Regions, and in the Republic of Komi) (Arctic Contaminants Action Program (ACAP), 2005)ACAP Project on «Reduction/Elimination of dioxin and furan emissions in the Russian Federation with Focus on the Arctic and Northern Regions Impacting the Arctic»