power plant optimization Articles

  • Optimization of a Sulfur Recovery Unit

    Prior to Suncor’s purchase of the Spirit River facility, little attention was given to the LO-CAT unit. In general, over injecting chemicals into a LO-CAT unit will not result in operating problems, just higher than required operating costs. Consequently, in remote gas plants such as Spirit River, it is sometimes difficult to convince operators to change operating conditions if the unit is not ...


    By Merichem Company

  • California Power Plant

    Location: South Coast Air District Project Completed: 2011 A power company developing a project in the Los Angeles area was in need of both Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs) and Annual NOx and SOx RECLAIM Trading Credits (RTCs). The company called on Element Markets expertise. We first helped senior management become comfortable with the complexities of ...


    By Element Markets LLC

  • Every kilowatt utilised optimally

    Heat recovery with AERZEN blowers As a part of an extensive renovation project, the city of Filderstadt modernised the Bombach wastewater treatment plant, located in the district of Bonlanden. Now, Delta Hybrid rotary lobe compressors made by AERZEN provide optimal oxygen supply, and, thanks to heat recovery measures, the energy balance has improved further. Although ...

  • Game theory approach for the design of an optimal air pollution control system for thermal power plants

    A procedure, based on the concept of game theory, for the optimum design of an air pollution control system in thermal power plants is described. The problem is formulated as a four-criteria optimisation problem, with the cost of the electrostatic precipitator, the cost of the stack, the maximum ground-level concentration of particulate matter and the maximum ground-level concentration of sulfur ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Degrémont Optimizes Environmental Footprint for 60 Water Treatment Plants

    Over the past 10 years, Degrémont and GE (NYSE: GE) have helped more than 60 local municipalities and industries, including refining and petrochemical, save more than 40 billion liters of water with GE’s ZeeWeed* membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology. The purified ...


    By Water Active Ltd

  • Insitu analysis of ammonia slip and water vapor using a tunable diode laser for SCR/SNCR optimization and boiler tube surveillance in power plants

    ABSTRACT Environmental Regulations driven by the 1990 Clean Air Act require Power Plants to reduce NOx emissions. SCR's and SNCR's reduce NOx emission by injecting ammonia into the combustion flue gas. which ideally reacts with the NOx to form H?0 and Nj. The efficiency of the SCR SNCR is determined by monitoring the outlet for excess NH3. referred to as NH3 slip. The flue gas sample ...

  • We purify our waste­ water optimally

    Holzkirchen wastewater treatment plant achieves a new milestone in energy efficiency with AERsmart The Holzkirchen wastewater treatment plant has a clearly stated objective: “We purify our wastewater optimally.” For the municipal wastewater treatment plant, located 40 kilometres south of Munich, there is a requirement to operate in a way that is as resource-efficient as ...

  • Energy self-sufficient sewage wastewater treatment plants: is optimized anaerobic sludge digestion the key?

    The anaerobic digestion of primary and waste activated sludge generates biogas that can be converted into energy to power the operation of a sewage wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). But can the biogas generated by anaerobic sludge digestion ever completely satisfy the electricity requirements of a WWTP with ‘standard’ energy consumption (i.e. industrial pollution not treated, no ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - E.ON Power Plant Nuremberg

    Water level, water flow and discharge are monitored at two inflows of the E.ON electricity power plan Franken I, using the OTT SLD, with horizontal Doppler-flow sensors. The purpose of this measurement is to optimize the operation of the plan which partly covers the demand for electricity in the conurbation of Nuremberg-Fuerth-Erlangen.  OTT technologies for this project have been in use ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Continuous, Centralized Monitoring Drives O&M Optimization

    In a survey conducted by Wind Energy Update this year, 80% of wind turbine owners indicated they take either a predictive or preventative approach to maintenance. Furthermore, 77% indicated that they deploy Condition Monitoring Systems (CMS). “If you can leverage data to increase plant performance by even 1%, you are looking at significant impacts to your revenue”, EDF’s ...

  • Power Plant Asset Transactions Managing Environmental Issues

    Deregulation of the electricity industry has spawned unprecedented asset transfer activity among electric generating companies. Many companies are focusing on generation, while a large number of former generating companies are shifting their focus to concentrate on power distribution and communication initiatives. The result is a significant turnover of power plants to new owners as generating ...


    By AECOM

  • Optimal design of power system stabiliser using a new cost function and PSO algorithm

    In power system, the application of the power system stabiliser (PSS) has been proved to overcome the stability of power system. It is necessary to determine the appropriate PSS parameters. In this paper, a new cost function is presented for the tuning of PSS parameters. Optimisation of PSS parameters has been done by particle swarm optimisation algorithm. The power plant system that is simulated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Gwinnett County case study: Using data to optimize operations

    Challenge: Serving a population of 750,000 and 15 municipalities, the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources (GCDWR) has three (3) water reclamation facilities and two (2) water plants. The GCDWR maintains over 200 pumping stations to support its distribution and collection systems. Regulatory and operational data are collected from the County:s treatment facilities and ...


  • Low energy mixing to optimize anaerobic digestion at the Kitchener WWTP

    The existing Kitchener Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is a conventional secondary treatment facility, with a rated capacity of 122,745 mVd. The plant is comprised of two separate secondary treatment plants (Plant 1 and Plant 2) served by a common headworks facilities and primary clarifier facilities. Plant 1 was constructed in the early 1960s and Plant 2 was constructed in the mid-1970s. Both ...

  • Kinetics of forming the nitrogen oxides and other harmful substances in catalytic power plants

    In the following paper, the kinetics of forming nitrogen oxides and other harmful substances in catalytic power plants are described. First of all, the equilibrium NOx concentrations are considered. The discrepancy between equilibrium concentrations and real results on NOx in the case of flame combustion are explained by a short duration of fuel-air mixture stay in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Use of process analyzers in fossil fuel-fired power plants – Case Study

    Energy demand and power generation In spite of all efforts concerning energy savings and efficiency, the growing world population and the aspired higher 'standard of living' will lead to a further increase of world energy demand. In this context, almost half of the primary energy demand will continue to be covered by solid fuels, particularly by coal, until 2020 and many years ...

  • Optimizing water management in hydraulic fracturing for shale oil and gas production

    Centralized treatment of wastewater is emerging as a viable solution for long-term efficiency in managing water sourcing and wastewater treatment in hydraulic fracturing. The number of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) shale oil and gas wells in the United States continues to increase. Within the Bakken Shale formation alone, in North Dakota and Montana, upwards of 15,000 hydraulic fracturing ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Optimizing Water Management in Hydraulic Fracturing for Shale Oil and Gas Production

    Centralized treatment of wastewater is emerging as a viable solution for long-term efficiency in managing water sourcing and wastewater treatment in hydraulic fracturing. The number of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) shale oil and gas wells in the United States continues to increase. Within the Bakken Shale formation alone, in North Dakota and Montana, upwards of 15,000 hydraulic fracturing ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Preparation of effective operating manuals to support process and power plant operator training

    Abstract Effective plant operating manuals used in a formal training program can make the difference between a successful operation and a failure. Once the plant process design and control strategies have been fixed, equipment has been ordered, and the plant is constructed, the only major variable affecting success is the capability of plant operating personnel. It is essential that the ...


    By MASAR Technologies, Inc.

  • The Power to Separate

    Gravity separators are effective and economical tools used to process wastewater and stormwater by removing pollutants such as sediment, hydrocarbons and debris through the process of sedimentation or flotation. Most separators have few or no moving parts, are easy to maintain and have a successful history of use in many different industrial, commercial and residential applications. Specifying ...


    By BaySaver Technologies, Inc.

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