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Electrical and Other Utilities Outlets
With respect to performance testing at industrial facilities, refers to the electrical outlets that will be used to operate the performance testing equipment.

A method by which chemical reactions are carried out by passing an electric current through an electrolyte.

Electrolysis of Brine
A unit operation used in the Chlor-Alkali Process to concurrently produce chlorine and caustic soda (sodium hydroxide).

A chemical compound which, when dissolved in certain solvents like water, will form a solution that will conduct electricity.

Electronic Cell
Is a cell that includes an anode, cathode, electrolyte, and an electro-chemical reaction. Used specifically in the Chlor-Alkali process, which can use three types of electronic cells and include a diaphragm cell, mercury cell, or a membrane cell.

Electronic Format
Refers to a general requirement in Approvals to industrial facilities to submit their monitoring data on a computer disc (or via electronic mail) for ease of downloading to the Department's databases.

Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP)
An air pollution control device in which solid or liquid particulate in an air waste stream are charged as they pass through an electric field and precipitated on a collection surface. This unit is a highly effective particulate matter air pollution control device and is used predominantly to control particulate matter emissions from thermal power generating stations and pulp mills.

Emergency Dump Stack
A chimney, flue, duct or vertical pipe that releases an air waste stream into the ambient air as a result of over-pressurization, operational upsets or emergency conditions.

Emission Limits
Requirements set by the Minister in an Approval that limit the emission rates or concentrations of specific contaminants emitted from industrial sources. This includes any requirements that limit the level of opacity, prescribe equipment, set fuel specifications, or prescribe operation or maintenance procedures for a source to assure that emissions are reduced.

Emission Rate
Refers to the mass of an air contaminant being emitted from a source location to rthe ambient air quality environment per unit time. Generally, expressed in grams per second.

Emission Standards
See Emission Limits.

Emulsified Fuel
Fuel that is injected into boilers with very fine droplets of liquid, usually water. The injected liquid droplet surfaces become saturated with fuel. The emulsified fuel is then burned. The emulsified fuel promotes more intimate contact (surface area) with the fuel and the flame in the combustion chamber and typically results in a more efficient combustion reaction.

Entry Warrants Act
This Act entitles a person authorized by a magistrate to apply for a warrant to enter the premises of others. A warrant is usually issued for the purpose of searching for and seizing any property that constitutes evidence of a crime.

Environment Canada "Reference Method for Source Testing: Measurement of Releases of Gaseous Hydrogen Chloride from Stationary Sources (EPS 1/RM/1)"
A reference method developed by the Environmental Protection Service, which outlines the details associated with collecting and analysing Hydrogen Chloride from stationary source industries.

Environment Canada Report "Protocols and Performance Specifications for Continuous Emission Monitoring of Gaseous Emissions from Thermal Power Generation"
A report developed by Environment Canada which outlines the protocols and performance standards for installing and operating continuous emission monitors for designated gaseous emissions from Thermal Power Generation.

Environment Code of Practice
In the context of ozone depleting substances, the report numbered EPS 1/RA/2, dated March 1996, entitled "Environmental Code of Practice for Elimination of Fluorocarbon Emissions from Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems" and published by Environment Canada.

Environmental Effects Monitoring Program
A federally regulated program that requires industrial sites that are regulated under the Fisheries Act to undertake monitoring that will assess the adequacy of the federal regulations protecting fish, fish habitat, and use of fisheries resources. The provincial Departments of Environment and Natural Resources are part of the panel that reviews the Environmental Effects Monitoring Programs in New Brunswick.

Environmental Emergency Reporting System
A reporting system that is generally included as part of the approval issued to industrial facilities. The system outlines the procedures to take in reporting an environmental emergency.

"Environmental Guidelines for Controlling Emissions of Volatile Organic Compound from Above Ground Storage Tanks CCME-EPC-87E"
A document prepared by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment that provides guidance on controlling emissions of volatile organic compounds from aboveground petroleum storage tanks.

Environmental Protection Service
A section of Environment Canada that prepares and issues Environmental Protection Service Reports.

Ethanol (C2H5OH)
An alcohol traditionally produced by fermentation, but industrially often by the hydrolysis of ethene. It is the basis of alcoholic drinks and is used industrially as a solvent or cooking liquor in some Pulp and Paper processes. In some countries it is used as a fuel for vehicles. A mixture of pure ethanol and water is produced by distillation of the end product of yeast fermentation.

Explosion Chamber
A compartment designed to reduce the advent of an explosion and impacts associated with an explosion should it occur.

A mathematical procedure to estimate or infer the value of a variable in an unobserved interval, based on values within an already observed interval.

A device that forces ductile or semi-soft solids through openings of appropriate shape to produce a continuous film, strip or tubing.