Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is an emerging method of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of power plants. In a process called ‘scrubbing’, the carbon dioxide emissions can be absorbed into chemical solvents consisting of amines or carbonates. Scrubbing is a well-established method of carbon capture, with virtually every commercial CO2 capture plant in operation using this process. In the process, the first step is the removal of impurities from the flue gas, such as hydrocarbons and oxides of...
FGD (Flue Gas Desulfurization) involves the treatment of flue gas from coal fired power plants. The main goal is to remove sulfur, particulates, and other chemicals such as mercury from the flue gas prior to environmental release. Governmental regulations by the EPA put limits on the amount of impurities which can be released into the air. The use of mixers to clean and scrub the flue gas is utilized to help power companies meet permitted limits on the release of controlled substances.
FGD is Key to Coal-Fired Power Generation: Wet Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) is a process by which coal-fired power plants remove sulphur dioxide (SO2) before emitting their flue gas into the atmosphere. The water intensive scrubbing process requires a durable treatment technology as FGD blowdown wastewaters are highly contaminanted.
For the removal of mercury emissions from flue gas streams, Calgon Carbon`s specialty PAC products are proven industry performers. These industries include: Coal-fired electric power plants, Cement, Boilers.