coal-fired power system News

  • Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants

    This is an update by the same author, a Ph.D. chemical engineer, of a BCC Research report of the same name published in March 2009. In the three-plus years since then there has been a lot of talk, political posturing and research, but not much has actually happened, either in new technology or major new business thrusts, in the coal-fired power plant industry regarding its actions to control air ...


  • Biomass Will Make Coal-fired Power Plants Greener

    The U.S. should follow the European lead and burn more biomass in coal-fired boilers. Big equivalent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions would be achieved according to the McIlvaine Company in its Power Plant Air Quality Decisions online system. In the U.K. one of the world’s largest coal-fired power plants, (Drax), announced recently that 10 percent of the fuel input will come from ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Coal-Fired Power Plant Blocked in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa, October 15, 2007 (ENS) - Opponents of a new coal-fired power plant proposed in Waterloo, including the Sierra Club and the Iowa Farmers Union, celebrated a victory Thursday when a state panel rejected the City of Waterloo's request to annex land for the plant. The City Development Board decided that the annexation of land owned by residents who oppose the annexation ...

  • Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Why It Is Important To Monitor Ammonia Slip In A Coal Fired Power Power Plant

    Monitoring flue gas ammonia slip in a coal fired power plant is performed immediately after the SNCR/SCR and is a very challenging task, but extremely important for process efficiency of the pollution control equipment.  The flue gas is filled with high levels of sulfur dioxide, particulate, hydrochloric acid and many other corrosive and noxious gases making the ammonia measurement a very ...


    By Cemtek Environmental, Inc.

  • Coal-Fired Generators Can Be Green

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    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 7,000 Utility Coal-fired Power Plants Are Continuing to Upgrade and Replace

    The market to upgrade and replace components in the existing 7,000 coal-fired power plants is larger than the new equipment market for wind, solar, or gas turbines. The upgrades and replacements are tracked in the Utility Tracking System published by the McIlvaine Company. Many of the power plants in the U.S. are more than 40 years old but are expected to operate another 20 ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • DOE selects projects to conserve freshwater at coal-fired power plants

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of 10 projects aimed at developing advanced technologies and concepts to minimize freshwater withdrawal and consumption by coal-based power systems. By improving the environmental performance of coal, America's most abundant energy resource, the projects will strengthen national energy security and help provide clean, affordable, abundant ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Coal-fired Power Plant Becomes A “Green” Chemical Producer

    Coal-fired power plants can become major producers of hydrochloric acid and calcium chloride in a win-win situation.  Environmental emissions from the power plant including mercury are reduced.  Environmental emissions from hydrochloric acid manufacture are eliminated.  The net cost of electricity goes down instead of up.  These are the conclusions reached by the McIlvaine Company in its online, ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Coal-fired Power Plant SCR Use to Double between 2012 and 2017

    The coal-fired capacity utilizing SCR for NOx control will nearly double in the period 2012 to 2017. This is the prediction of the McIlvaine Company in its continually updated, NOx Control World Markets. (www.mcilvainecompany.com) Total capacity will grow by almost 385,000 MW during the five-year period. East Asia will account for 78 percent ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • $75 Billion Investment In NOx Control For The World’s Coal-fired Power Plants

    By 2010 coal-fired power plants around the world will have invested $24 billion in NOx control equipment.  By 2020 the investment will have risen to $75 billion.  But despite this investment, NOx emissions will rise from 26 million tons this year to 30 million tons in 2020.  These are the findings in the continually updated online report, NOx Control World Markets, published by the ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • $80 Billion market to upgrade old U.S Coal-fired Power Plants

    Over the next ten years operators of coal-fired power plants will spend $80 billion to upgrade their existing power plants. This is the prediction in the McIlvaine report, Fossil & Nuclear Power Generation: World Analysis & Forecast. (www.mcilvainecompany.com) The U.S. upgrade market will be driven by the following factors: ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Utilizing the Excess Coal-fired Boiler Talent in the U.S.

    The U.S. is not building new coal-fired power plants and will be shutting down nearly 70,000 MW of existing power plants. There is uncertainty regarding the remaining 190,000 MW depending on clean power regulations. The result of this shrinkage is a large excess of coal-fired boiler talent in the country. Two options for beneficial use are to channel this talent into: Other types of power ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • An industry first: SNC-Lavalin successfully integrates a commercial post-combustion CCUS system into a coal-fired power plant

    SaskPower recently set a precedent when it fired up a commercial-grade carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) system at its Boundary Dam power plant in Saskatchewan. It’s the first time that a CCUS system of this size has ever been retrofitted into a coal-fired plant anywhere in the world. SNC-Lavalin was proud to provide complete EPC and training services for the project’s ...


    By SNC-Lavalin

  • Nuclear Power Plant Maker Offers to Replace Two Coal Fired Power Plants

    American Atomics will release a plan later this month to replace two of the nation's oldest fossil fuel fired power plants with modern, zero-emissions plants. The Gallatin Fossil Plant in Tennessee and the Big Sandy Power Plant in Kentucky would both be decommissioned and their base load power production duties assumed by the new environmentally neutral plants. Switchover from the old coal ...


    By PRWeb

  • 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

  • Coal-fired Power Plant Retirements will be Significant but Not a Dominant Factor in Future Capital Expenditures

    Hundreds of coal-fired power plants have been or are going to be retired. The peak year will be 2015 when just fewer than 70 units are slated for retirement or switch to natural gas. McIlvaine tracks each retirement initiative along with upgrade expenditures at each plant in the Utility Environmental Upgrade Tracking System. ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Alstom signs €1.3bn contract with Eskom for coal-fired power plant in South Africa

    Alstom has signed a contract worth more than 1.3 billion euros with state-owned utility Eskom to provide key equipments for a 4,740 MW coal-fired power station located in Mpumalanga province, east of Johannesburg, South Africa. This is the second major agreement within a few months between the two companies after Alstom was awarded a similar contract for the Medupi coal-fired power station, ...


  • UK urges the world to prepare for action on climate change and puts brakes on coal fired power plants

    All nations at this week’s international climate change talks must leave Warsaw with a clear political understanding that a new global climate deal will be agreed in 2015, UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey told the conference today. Mr Davey said: “This week in Warsaw is absolutely critical to getting a climate deal in 2015. No one should leave this conference ...

  • China continues to invest in new coal-fired power plants and air pollution control

    China has had more coal-fired capacity than the U.S. for some time. It has also had more electrostatic precipitators. Now it has surpassed any country in terms of flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems. In the not too distant future, it will become the number one operator of SCR systems for NOx Control. The McIlvaine Company tracks each Chinese power project and also the retrofits of air ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

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