EHS for Power Plants Articles

  • Measuring carbon in steel – absolute reliability matters

    The incorrect analysis of the carbon content in steel can lead to a multitude of issues down the line, making accurate and reliable carbon analysis critical. Our OES expert Willy Sanders looks at why… Carbon steel has been in use for nearly 2,000 years, but rose to prominence during the late industrial revolution when steel makers really began to exploit the properties that a little carbon ...

  • UF Allows Use of RO for Power Plant’s Water Demineralization - Case Study

    PROJECT DETAILS LOCATION Buenos Aires, Argentina CUSTOMER Central Puerto Power Plant SOLUTION Complete Water Demineralization Plant TECHNOLOGIES Ultrafiltration, Reverse Osmosis, Continuous Electrodeionization A power plant in Buenos Aires needed to increase its ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Seawater Treatment Yields Process Water for Power Plant - Case Study

    PROJECT DETAILS LOCATION Ataqa, Egypt CUSTOMER Ataqa Power plant SOLUTION Seawater Demineralization Plant TECHNOLOGIES Ultrafiltration, Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination, Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis Desalination, Mixed Bed Deionization A power plant in Egypt ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Full-scale wastewater treatment plant simulation for real-time optimization

    A dynamic simulation model has been developed and validated for the 1.4 million p.e. capacity Budapest Central Wastewater Treatment Plant to support intensification, process development and risk assessment. By the integration of both the biological and physico-chemical processes the technological design of separated units becomes possible as well as the exploration of the connections within ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 - 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 ...

  • Do You Need a Raw Water Treatment System for Your Plant?

    Determining whether or not you need a raw water treatment system for your industrial facility can be a difficult decision. But if your plant draws from a raw water source (such as a river, lake, ocean, or groundwater), chances are you will need some sort of treatment. If left untreated, what is present in your water source can cause a variety of issues, such as contamination in drinking water ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • South Coast Steam Power, Puerto Rico and QUA’s Fractional Electrodeionization

    Project Background Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) is the owner of South Coast Steam Power Plant located at Guayanilla in the island of Puerto Rico, about 150 KM south of San Juan. This power station is one of PREPA’s oldest units and uses an oil fired boiler as part of its generation process. The plant decided to replace an ...


    By QUA Group LLC

  • Optimization design of submerged propeller in oxidation ditch by computational fluid dynamics and comparison with experiments

    The operating condition of a submerged propeller has a significant impact on flow field and energy consumption of the oxidation ditch. An experimentally validated numerical model, based on the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tool, is presented to optimize the operating condition by considering two important factors: flow field and energy consumption. Performance demonstration and comparison ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The geography of carbon pricing

    Study looks at why some states could be impacted more than others if a price is put on carbon. Original story at MIT News How much will your cost of living rise if a price is put on carbon? According to a ...

  • A New Day Dawns

    As demand for water increases nationwide and around the globe, tougher restrictions have been placed on several industries to incentivize reuse and repurposing and discourage contaminant discharge. Across the country, regional power companies are turning to outside experts for solutions that meet their competing needs of being environmentally friendly and economically feasible. For example, GE ...


    By Modern Pumping Today

  • How can we reduce concrete’s hefty carbon footprint?

    Bit by bit, innovators are chipping away at this ubiquitous material’s environmental downsides A roomful of materials scientists, gathered at UCLA for a recent conference on “grand challenges in construction materials,” slowly passed a brick-size white block around the room. They held in their hands, briefly, part of the solution to one of those grand ...


    By Ensia

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