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KVB PASSES NATIONAL CLEAN AIR ACT CEMS FIELD CERTIFICATION

< IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- KVB/Analect, a Research-


Cottrell company and a subsidiary of Air & Water Technologies

Corporation (AMEX: AWT), on Oct. 8, 1993 successfully completed and passed the field testing of its Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) data acquisition and handling system. The testing was performed at Ohio Edison's Niles Station and represents the first successful KVB national field certification necessary for compliance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990, according to John R. White, KVB/Analect vice president of CEMS Technology and Applications.
 Ohio Edison Company environmental department personnel witnessed the entire certification procedure and confirmed successful completion of all test. Ohio Edison personnel will be working with KVB over the next few weeks to complete the certification process at the utility's other stations and Ohio Edison expects to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deadline of Nov. 15, 1993 for certification of all its Phase I units, according to Bob Hathaway of Ohio Edison's environmental department.
 Utilities subject to the Title IV portion of the CAAA must install, certify, operate, and maintain a CEMS based on an established EPA schedule. "Those CEMS must meet stringent operating requirements as documented in the Federal Code of Regulations known as 40 CFR 75 because the data generated from the CEMS will be used to measure and document CAAA compliance, as will as account for emissions trading allowances," White said.
 The most difficult criteria in Part 75 for a Data Acquisition and Handling System (DAHS) is to meet the missing data substitution procedures. "Today's announcement focuses on the success of meeting those procedures. There are 37 data substitution tests required for DAHS certification which were all met at the Niles station," Terry L. Nixon, KVB vice president of Information Systems said.
 In a related development, KVB is completing its ongoing efforts with the EPA to test the EPA DAHS Verification Disk, sometimes referred to as the "magic disk," which is being used in CEMS certification, Nixon said.
 "KVB initiated this effort with the EPA in September 1993 when a KVB CEMS served as a beta test facility. Prior to the release of the EPA's magic disk, KVB had developed its own test suite as an assurance to its clients who must meet the November CAAA CEMS deadline," Nixon said.
 KVB/Analect, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., designs, manufactures, installs, and manages environmental and process information management systems. The company specializes in CEM Systems (CEMS) and FTIR multicomponent environmental and process monitors.
 The subsidiaries of Research-Cottrell-Air Pollution Control Division, Custodis, Custodis-Ecodyne, Flex-Kleen, KVB/Analect, R-C Europe, and REECO-provide the expertise, technology, and services to comprehensively solve any air or thermal pollution problem. Air & Water Technologies (AWT) through its operating units -- Metcalf & Eddy, Research-Cottrell, and Residuals Management -- provides a broad range of environmental services and technologies in the areas of water resource management, air pollution control, and waste by-product disposal and reuse. The company's AWT Capital Group provides services relating to the financing of environmental facilities and systems.
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 /CONTACT: Ellen Leinfuss of Research-Cottrell, 908-685-4555; or Linda Marcus of KVB/Analect, 714-587-2373/
 (AWT)


CO: Air & Water Technologies; KVB/Analect ST: Massachusetts, California IN: ENV SU:

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