Sturgeon Refinery

Reductions in NOx and SOx

January 12, 2016

The Partnership has selected low NOx (nitrogen oxide) burners throughout its processes, significantly reducing the amount of NOx, an air pollutant, produced during combustion.

The Partnership produces significantly fewer air pollutants such as (NOx) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) than would be produced by combustion of its residual oils.   Small particulate matter present in the gas after oxidizing is removed by water washing, filtered out, and marketed so that it never becomes a stack emission.

Our sulphur recovery will significantly reduce SOx (sulphur oxide) emissions. Additionally, we have been active participants in the Alberta Government’s Air Working Group, which offers advice on how to manage NOx and SOx emissions from existing or proposed industrial facilities. The Partnership will also contribute significantly to the purchase and operation of air quality monitoring equipment for the Fort Air Partnership, a non-partisan air quality monitoring body.