coal-fired power industry Articles

  • Coal-fired power on the way out?

    The past two years have witnessed the emergence of a powerful movement opposing the construction of new coal-fired power plants in the United States. Initially led by environmental groups, both national and local, it has since been joined by prominent national political leaders and many state governors. The principal reason for opposing coal plants is that they are changing the earth’s climate. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Opportunities to improve the efficiency of existing coal-fired power plants

    Executive Summary Reducing the carbon footprint of energy production activities has emerged as one of the defining environmental issues of the 21st century. The U.S. energy infrastructure encompasses an enormous investment in capital assets and systems to produce fuels and electric power for businesses, transportation, and homes. While the long‐term opportunity to reshape this ...

  • Techno-economic evaluation of revamping of coal-fired power plants in India

    A techno-economic feasibility study has been conducted to investigate the revamping of two 32 MWe Pulverised-Coal (PC) boilers with a number of firing options. The options investigated were: (1) conventional PC revamping, (2) replacement with a new PC boiler, (3) PC to Circulating Fluidised Bed (CFB) revamping, (4) replacement with a new CFB boiler, and (5) Bubbling Fluidised Bed (BFB) revamping. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cleaning the Air We Breathe, Coal Fired Power Plant - Case Study

    By cleaning flue gases from coal power plants, the amount of environmentally hazardous emissions can be sharply reduced. Mist elimination from Munters is a critical part of this process. Munters has worked with leading power generating companies for decades and have through testing and follow up built an extensive parameter database and design tool to be able to adapt and optimize results based ...


    By Munters Zeol Division

  • A new way to measure emissions from China’s Coal-Fired Power Plants

    To prevent the most severe impacts of climate change, it is essential to limit fossil fuel use—particularly coal use in power production. The share of coal in global energy consumption is increasing, with ...

  • Tips of installing the coal fired hot water boiler

    After buying an coal fired hot water boiler as being the heat power, the other thing the enterprise should think about is to install it. As all of those other boilers, the installation work likewise need the customer’s attention. Because the installation quality is directly connected ...


  • International Tire Recycling Spotlight: Venezuela

    Tire recycling is a serious global concern. Scrap tires take up far too much space, they can spawn devastating tire fires that burn for weeks or even months when stored together in large numbers, and they they leach chemicals into soil and groundwater. Recycling is an absolute necessity, but not easily done. Most developed countries have produced millions of scrap tires (at the very least), and ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • A Pilot Study of Mercury Liberation and Capture from Coal-Fired Power Plant Fly Ash

    The coal-fired electric utility generation industry has been identified as the largest anthropogenic source of mercury (Hg) emissions in the United States. One of the promising techniques for Hg removal from flue gas is activated carbon injection (ACI). The aim of ...

  • Ban the Bulb: Worldwide Shift from Incandescents to Compact Fluorescents Could Close 270 Coal-Fired Power Plants

    BAN THE BULB: Worldwide Shift from Incandescents to Compact Fluorescents Could Close 270 Coal-Fired Power PlantsOn February 20, 2007, Australia announced it would phase out the sale of inefficient incandescent light bulbs by 2010, replacing them with highly efficient compact fluorescent bulbs that use one fourth as much electricity. If the rest of the world joins Australia in this simple step to ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • SAGA: a decision support system for air pollution management around a coal-fired power plant

    Air quality models are currently feasible approaches to prevent air pollution episodes. From one of the first source-oriented modelling approaches for air pollution forecasting (Souto et al., 1994, 1996, 1998), a new decision support system for air quality management, SAGA, was developed to provide support to As Pontes Power Plant (APPP) staff. SAGA can provide air pollution forecasts and manage ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Majority of China’s proposed coal-fired power plants located in water-stressed regions

    To maintain its economic growth and provide for its massive population, China must reconcile two powerful, converging trends: energy demand and resource scarcity. One prime example of this tension is the country’s coal use and water supply. According to a new WRI ...

  • Comparison of employment potential of the coal and wind power industries

    Australia, one of the world's largest producers of coal, is used as a case study to compare the employment potential in the coal and wind power electricity generation industries. It is revealed that, as a result of automation, employment in the coal mining industry fell by 45% between 1987 and 2002. Moreover, as a result of the restructuring of the electricity industry as a whole, employment in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Innovative Solutions for the Power Generation Industry

    The global demand for power continues to increase, especially in fast growing areas of Asia including China, India and the Middle East. The environmental regulations on these power generation companies are also becoming more stringent. Power generation companies need smart, sustainable solutions to meet the specific water quality requirements that will ensure consistent process and power ...

  • Utilisation of waste coal dust of steel industry for power generation

    The present paper describes the generation of waste coal-dust from steel industry and its utilisation for generation of power in power plant. The main objective of the work is to utilise the heat energy of coal dust into useful work and propose a combination of coal and coal dust supplying system to the boiler. The work started with the collection and analysis of the coal dust. The physical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Permit Compliance Monitoring for the Power Generation Industry

    The Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990 authorized EPA to develop regulations requiring facilities to monitor the adequacy of emission control equipment and plant operations. This paper discusses the various methods available for coal-fired power plants and gas turbine installations to demonstrate a reasonable assurance of facility compliance with emission limitations, and ensure that control ...

  • Applications guide to mass flow measurement in the power industry

    Precise, timely measurement of air, fuel, and gases is one way today's utilities can take action to protect themselves against rising costs and comply with increasingly stringent environmental requirements. Sierra thermal mass flow meters and control systems are designed expressly to fill these needs. They can make utilities more cost-effective in a variety of applications: Real-Time Fuel Line ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Powerful INDUSTRIAL DEGASSING OXIDIZERS on a Small Trailer

    SOIL-THERM’s direct fired ‘RAMJET’ ROCKET ENGINE technology thermal oxidizer systems are perfect for providing maximum performance in the smallest equipment sizes possible. All equipment, blower, controls, and oxidizer are mounted onto a single dual-axle trailer, reducing MOBILIZATION and DEMOBILIZATION costs immediately. Once at ...


    By Soil-Therm Equipment, Inc.

  • A long year in the life of the US coal industry

    With concerns about climate change mounting, the era of coal-fired electricity generation in the United States may be coming to a close. In early 2007, a US Department of Energy report listed 151 coal-fired power plants in the planning stages in the United States. But during 2007, 59 proposed plants were either refused licenses by state governments or quietly abandoned. In addition, close to 50 ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Coal Mining and Production Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • Thermal Power - Guidelines for New Plants Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

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