EHS for Power Plants Articles

  • As renewable electricity is added to the grid, are power markets misfiring?

    When increasing megawatt-hours of variable solar and wind energy began coursing through the grid, the initial concern was an operational one—could grid reliability be maintained. But it turns out those megawatt-hours are creating market challenges, as well. What needs to be done to right the markets? Travis Kavulla, vice chairman of the Montana Public Service Commission, and Albert Cheung, ...

  • What to know about tiling when it comes to water quality concerns

    Would you know what agricultural drainage was if you weren’t in the industry? Water quality issues continue to dominate the headlines and agriculture is getting caught in the blame game when water pollution sources are noted. As farmers and drainage contractors, ...


    By Prinsco, Inc.

  • Optimizing Wind and Solar Power in Africa

    Editor's Note: The following is a news release authored by Julie Chao and issued by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on April 5, 2017 To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • The Chemical Route to a Carbon Dioxide Neutral World

    Excessive CO2 emissions in the atmosphere from anthropogenic activity can be divided into point sources and diffuse sources. The capture of CO2 from flue gases of large industrial installations and its conversion into fuels and chemicals with fast catalytic processes seems technically possible. Some emerging technologies are already being demonstrated on an industrial scale. Others are still ...


    By SusChem

  • The Future of Nuclear Power Plants

    With the blast of the French nuclear power plant a few weeks ago, safety of nuclear power plant designs has fallen under more scrutiny. Although according to sources the blast took place in the turbine hall and no nuclear leak was found, this event has brought more attention to improved design and operation standards. Following the incident earlier this month Toshiba, a Japanese ...


    By SoftInWay Inc.

  • 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

  • Case study - Water quality monitoring and weather data at Pampulha Lake-Brasil

    In 2010, OTT Hydromet's partner in Brasil,  Hexis began working with CETEC. This resulted in the installation of a buoy, equipped with an automatic profiling system, in early 2013. The project’s objective is the continuous monitoring of the lake’s water quality, with focus on improving this by the 2014 World Cup Games.  Adcon, Lufft and OTT technologies (Hydrolab DS5X ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Water Quality & Treatment Centers

    A look at the quality of water and the importance of inspecting the integrity of water treatment centers. Water…clear…cold…refreshing. It’s often your “go-to” beverage for quenching thirst after a vigorous activity. We are very fortunate that often within arm’s reach, rests a glass of water. Without hesitation or worry, you can pick it ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Creative Service Solutions - Case Study

    A paper mill in Finland suffered the complete failure of a large four-stage vacuum blower. Creative problem solving resulted in a repair time of only seven days. The maintenance team built a functional blower by using parts from three outdated machines. The combined efforts of Sulzer and of the paper mill’s own engineers made it possible. The paper industry has to cope with a ...


    By Sulzer Management Ltd

  • Effect of optimized three-component antiscalant mixture on calcium carbonate scale deposition

    The mixture of 1-hydroxyethane-1,1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP), and polyacrylic acid (PAA) and synthesized hydrolyzed polymaleic anhydride (HPMA) was optimized by using simplex lattice of Design-Expert software through calcium carbonate precipitation method. The optimum mass ratio of HEDP, PAA and synthesized HPMA was obtained at 10/10/80, which showed excellent performance on controlling calcium ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Newbuild Power Station in Karlsruhe - Case Study

    EnBW is one of the biggest German energy suppliers. A major new build bituminous coal fired power plant construction project is the new boiler number 8 of the Rheinhafen Dampfkraftwerk (RDK) in Karlsruhe. The new boiler will have a capacity of 912 MWel with a heating capacity of 220 MWth. The unit will be erected beside the existing units RDK4s and RDK7 and have a net efficiency of > 46% ...

  • Vattenfall`s Cogeneration Power Plant Reuter West - Case Study

    The cogeneration power plant “Reuter West” was erected as a base load power plant in the vicinity of the existing “Reuter” plant. The two hard coal fired 300 MW units D and E were commissioned in 1987 and 1989. Today the cogeneration units supplying electricity and thermal energy are operated by Vattenfall Europe GmbH. The heart of each power plant is the boiler where the ...

  • MECONTROL UBC Systems for Power Station Moorburg - Case Study

    Efficient City Power Plant Hamburg/ Germany, One of the largest new coal fired power projects is the new power station Moorburg with a net capacity of 1640 MW and with a heating capacity of up to 650 MW. The close vicinity to the city Hamburg makes it possible to increase the efficiency of the units by up to 46.5% with electricity only and 61% with heating. With SH and RH temperatures of ...

  • The Mobile Advantage: How Technology is Changing EHSQ Management

    There was a time when handling a mobile device in the workplace was deliberately avoided – it may even have resulted in some stern words from your boss. Not too long ago the very idea of swiping a smartphone on the job, in the field, or on the plant floor would have been unthinkable. Times have changed. Very quickly, mobile has proven itself invaluable (and some would say ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Natural radionuclides in waste water discharged from coal-fired power plants in Serbia

    Investigation of the natural radioactivity levels in water around power plants, as well as in plants, coal, ash, slag and soil, and to assess the associated radiation hazard is becoming an emerging and interesting topic. This paper is focused on the results of the radioactivity analysis in waste water samples from five coal-fired power plants in Serbia (Nikola Tesla A, Nikola Tesla B, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Study - 6MW Non-Condensing Power Plant

    Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea – 2003 First Geothermal Power Station in PNG: Press Release, April 16, 2003 Lihir Gold Limited “Gold company Lihir Gold Limited is turning its vast geothermal resource into an opportunity. In April, the company started commissioning a 6MW geothermal power station, the first in Papua New Guinea to use natural geothermal ...

  • Case Study - 28 MW Dual-Flash Power Plant

    Brady Hot Springs, Nevada, USA – 1992 GDA was a partial owner in this successful project and was responsible for exploration and development of the resource. As Manager of Wellfield Development, GDA recommended the comprehensive wellfield development plan, formulated the exploration program, supervised surface geological mapping and geophysical surveys for siting production and injection ...

  • Case Study - 30MW Single Flash Power Plant and 20 MW Expansion

    Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea – 2005 In December 2003, Lihir Management Company awarded GDA a contract for supply and site supervision for a 30MW (net) geothermal power plant. In 2005, Lihir contracted with GDA for an additional 20 MW of plant equipment. The picture at the right shows the main power house and annex under construction. The power house is the larger open section which ...

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