Environmental managers and equipment engineers at industrial facilities, including utilities, industrial boilers and cement kilns, now have a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-traceable quality control method designed to help them meet EPA standards.

The new Thermo Scientific Model 84i Mercury Permeation Source provides an NIST-traceable quality-control method for customers who are seeking to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) utility mercury and air toxics standards and cement and industrial boiler maximum achievable control technology (BMACT) requirements for mercury monitoring. Mercury-gas-generating industrial facilities are required by the EPA to have a NIST-traceable quality-control method for monitoring mercury emissions.