FGD scrubber News

  • US$200bn market for power plant desulfurization systems

    Over the next 12 years owners of coal-fired power plants will spend $200 billion dollars to add flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems to existing and new combustion units.  This is the latest forecast of the McIlvaine Company in World FGD Markets, an online continually updated report. Over 800,000 MW of coal-fired boilers will be fitted with scrubber systems.  Over 2000 units at an average cost ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • China spending much more on FGD and other air pollution control than the US

    Chinese suppliers of flue gas desulfurization systems have installed or have orders for plants with the total electrical capacity of over 500,000 MW.  This compares to only 180,000 MW in the U.S.  China is operating 379,000 MW of scrubbers compared to only 130,000 MW in the U.S.  China has these FGD scrubbers on 67 percent of the coal-fired plants which is a higher percentage than the U.S.  This ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Revolution in decision making for power plant scrubber projects

    A variety of constantly changing factors make selection of the best flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems, components, and services very difficult.  A new service “FGD Decisions” now available from the McIlvaine Company greatly simplifies the task through a ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Flue Gas Desulfurization Orders To Average $11 Billion/yr For Next 13 Years

    After decades of famine the world’s Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) system suppliers are now feasting with worldwide orders in 2006 reaching over $11 billion.  The suppliers of these systems and the suppliers of components are struggling to deal with the demand.  Delays of one year or more due to shortages in equipment or labor are now commonplace. Chief executives are struggling to ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Revolution in decision making for power plant scrubber projects

    A variety of constantly changing factors make selection of the best flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems, components, and services very difficult. A new service “FGD Decisions” now available from the McIlvaine Company greatly simplifies the task through a ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 300 New FGD Projects Planned In China

    In the 11th plan from 2006-2010 the six major Chinese utilities will install 300 new SO2 flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems.  Each of these projects is identified in the Utility Environmental Upgrade Tracking System published by the McIlvaine Company. ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Aquatech awarded large, multi – facility, EPC contract for FGD Wastewater Zero Liquid Discharge in Italy.

    CANONSBURG, July 2006 – A consortium led by Aquatech International Corporation recently received a contract valued at over $75 million USD from ENEL, Italy’s largest power company, for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) facilities at five of ENEL’s coal fired power plants throughout Italy. The feed for the water treatment systems for all five ...

  • Significant Changes in FGD Technology are Predicted

    Over 80 percent of the flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems installed around the world utilize limestone as a reagent and spray towers to recirculate the limestone slurry and capture the SO2. The McIlvaine Company predicts that after forty years of use, this approach will give way to newer technologies. These technologies will achieve higher efficiencies, consume less energy, capture multiple ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Dry Scrubbing Market Growing in Many Directions

    Most of the market for coal-fired power plant flue gas desulfurization (FGD) is served by wet limestone systems which produce wallboard quality gypsum. However, according to the analysis in FGD Market and Strategies published by the McIlvaine Company, dry scrubbers are starting to gain traction. There are a number of ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Pulp and Paper industry designs QAL 181 WS dust monitor as the must to have

    Besides being the only system totally certified on the market, the QAL 181 WS dust monitor is suitable for measuring particulate emissions from wet scrubbers (alkaline scrubbers) and other processes where the flue gas falls below dew point (cold stack conditions) or water droplets are present. In 2015, one of the biggest European Pulp and Paper Company with facilities in France, launched a ...


    By ENVEA

  • $40 billion market for air pollution control products in 2011

    Just under $42 billion will be invested in equipment to reduce air pollution next year. Fifty five percent of that investment will be in Asia. This forecast appears in the McIlvaine Air Pollution Management report. The expansion of basic industries such as mining, chemical, steel and refining in Asia will result in major purchases of fabric filters, scrubbers, electrostatic precipitators and ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Power plant scrubber market is huge but not monolithic

    Untitled Document The market for scrubbers which capture the sulfur emissions from coal-fired boilers will reach nearly $8 billion next year. But despite this large market, the profit opportunity for any one ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • BONO ARTES and ALSTOM POWER for respect of the environment

    Throughout more than 30 years of experience in water applications CANNON BONO ARTES has developed solutions for Civil & Industrial applications to cater for all water treatment needs. In the course of these years, continuous research for innovative technical solutions has directed the technical and sales teams more and more towards the development of complex projects often associated with ...

  • FGD Revenues Will Grow Due to New NSR Ruling

    The already red hot FGD market will grow even faster due to a judicial ruling striking down the rules that allowed old coal-fired power plants to avoid new source review. The installation of flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems is the only way new sources or modified sources can meet the emission requirements. The McIlvaine Company, in its continually updated online report FGD ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • ERG delivers FGD (flue gas desulphurisation) system for Ferrybridge Carbon Capture project

    Horsham UK based ERG (Air Pollution Control) Ltd has installed a £¾M flue gas desulphurisation unit to Ferrybridge power station as part of a carbon capture pilot project. The ERG system acts as a final flue gas “polishing” stage to reduce SO2 and particulate concentrations to required levels before the flue gas is passed to a downstream “post combustion carbon ...

  • Air Pollution Control Second Only To Fuel In Cost Of Operating Coal-fired Power Plant

    Operators of coal-fired power plants are making critical decisions relative to air pollution control which will greatly effect their competitive position and/or the costs for rate payers. In the 1970s a coal-fired plant could spend 2-3 mills/kWh for owning and operating an electrostatic precipitator and opacity monitor. Today the costs for particulate, SO2, NOx and toxic control can be more ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • China will have a major impact on the cost of environmental and energy investments

    Whether it's consumables such as activated carbon or SCR catalysts or whether it's big equipment such as reverse osmosis systems or wind turbines, it will be Chinese activity which determines the price. This is the conclusion reached by the McIlvaine Company based on the forecasts and demand analyses conducted in each of its market reports on water, air and energy subjects. The reality is that a ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • $2 billion/yr market for mercury removal from stack gases

    The market for equipment and consumables to measure and remove mercury from stack gases will average over $2 billion/yr over the next decade. This is the latest forecast in the online McIlvaine "Mercury Air Reduction Markets". There are three immediate markets, all are in the U.S.  They are cement, utility boilers and industrial boilers. Hundreds of millions of dollars has already been spent ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Stringent air pollution norms boost adoption of air pollution control equipment

    The industrial growth and the infrastructure boom in India has vitalized several industries such as steel, cement and electricity. The electricity vertical has been especially invigorated, with utilities adding capacities to their plant to close the gap between demand and supply. These developments across verticals have fueled demand for air pollution control equipment (APCE) in India. New ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

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