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Comparison of Gypsum Dewatering Technologies at Flue Gas Desulfurization Plants
KeywordsFlue gas desulfurization plants, wet systems, gypsum dewatering, gypsum recovery, vacuum belt filters, environmental, coal-fired power plant equipment, new technology for coal-fired power plantsAbstractRecovering gypsum from flue gas desulfurization (FGD) plants is becoming more important as the technical feasibility of substituting FGD gypsum for natural gypsum in traditional applications such as wall board, cement and soil conditioners has been demonstrated. It is estimated that there are over 200 new...
Reducing air pollution from coal power plants in the Western Balkans would save thousands of lives annually
Tomorrow, ministers at the 15th ministerial council meeting of the Energy Community in Kosovo will adopt new rules for emission limits for coal power plants in the Western Balkans (as part of the transposition of the EU’s Industrial Emissions Directive into national law). The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) calls on political leaders to put the countries on track for swift and significant reductions of harmful air pollutants, ahead of the 2028 full implementation deadline. HEAL’s new briefing...
New rules hasten end for Europe’s dirtiest power plants
Europe’s most polluting power plants, including many large coal-fired power stations, will be forced to clean up or close down thanks to new EU rules adopted today. The revised standards demand reductions in toxic emissions, yet businesses and governments appear unprepared. EU-wide compliance with the new rules could cost as much as €15.4bn, and 82% of coal capacity expected to be online in 2021 is currently failing to meet the minimum standards. With coal already in dramatic decline, the uncertainty...
ANDRITZ AG to deliver DeNOx plant to Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG, Germany
The DeNOx plant is being built to treat the flue gases from the sewage sludge incineration line with multiple-hearth furnace VA3 and the two lime kilns VA1 and VA2. Completion of the project and start-up is scheduled for the end of 2018. By modernizing the plant, Currenta can ensure that the NOx limit, which will be lowered from 200 to <100°mg/Nm³ as from January 1, 2019 in accordance with 17.BImSchV (Federal Immission Protection Act), is met, and even generate significantly lower flue gas emissions...
AMETEK Land Reveals How Power Plants Can Better Monitor Their Emissions
AMETEK Land reveals in its latest engineering brief how power plant operators can benefit from opacity monitoring systems to verify that they are compliant with global and national emissions limits. The brief, which is available at https://www.landinst.com/documents/1217, outlines how power-generation plant operators must measure either particulate matter (PM) and/or opacity, and monitor and report measurement results to ensure compliance with current regulations. In general, opacity and PM measurements...