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  • 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

  • EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

    The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material. Environmentalists had pushed for the hazardous classification, citing the hundreds of cases nationwide in which coal ash waste had tainted waterways or underground aquifers, in many cases legally. A ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups

    Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan. Last February, there was another spill and gray sludge spewed into the Dan River in North Carolina. With each disaster, environmentalists sounded alarms and called for the byproduct of burning coal to be treated as hazardous ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • 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

  • EPA approves cleanup plan for remaining coal ash at TVA Kingston site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 today has approved the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) selected cleanup plan for the next phase of coal ash removal at the TVA Kingston site in Roane County, Tenn. The cleanup plan, one of three alternatives proposed to the public earlier this year, requires TVA to permanently store on site all of the ash being removed from the Swan ...

  • EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage

    Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material. The Obama administration is under court order to unveil the rule Friday, ending a six-year effort that began after a massive spill at a ...


    By Associated Press

  • 650,000 MW Of Chinese Coal-fired Boilers In Operation Or Under Development

    The total capacity of Chinese fossil-fired power plants in operation or under construction as displayed in the new McIlvaine Chinese Utility Plans database is 699,700 MW.  The database displays data on 1255 plants (or multiple units) comprising more than 2500 individual boilers.  Coal accounts for 646,000 MW, gas 8,100 MW, and oil 2,145 MW.  The fuel is unknown or undecided for ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Coal-fired Power Generators have lots of “Clean” opportunities

    In many Asian localities coal will be the only near term solution to create electricity, prosperity and health. In Japan, the U.S. and Europe coal will continue to provide much of the electricity for decades to come. Coal can be greener than any other form of generation. An example would be a system which uses 70% coal and 30% biomass and is producing CO2 which is injected to enhance oil ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Burn Waste PVC in Coal-fired Boilers and Solve Multiple Environmental Problems

    Coal-fired power plants can add PVC scrap to their coal and make byproduct hydrochloric acid.  The result would be elimination of mercury both from coal-fired stacks as well as from the obsolesced chlorine manufacturing facilities.  There would also be greenhouse gas benefits and elimination of the ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Eco Power Solutions Tour Demonstrates Capabilities of COMPLY 2000™ Technology to Remove Coal Emissions

    Eco Power Solutions, the leading provider of advanced multi-pollutant emissions control systems, demonstrated the success of its COMPLY 2000 technology during a Coal-Gen tour of its Technology Center on Tuesday, August 14. The Center's coal unit removed nearly 100 percent of NOx and SOx emissions during the two-hour tour. Eco Power Solutions hosted a group of industry executives at its Technology ...


  • Cansolv Technology to Remove SO2 from Major Chinese Coal-fired Power Plant

    MONTREAL, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shell (NYSE: RDSA) announced today that its Cansolv Technologies Inc. subsidiary (Cansolv) has signed an agreement ...

  • 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

  • FirstEnergy, Citing Impact of Environmental Regulations, Will Retire Three Coal-Fired Power Plants in West Virginia

     FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) announced today that its Monongahela Power Company (Mon Power) subsidiary will be retiring three older coal-fired power plants located in West Virginia by September 1, 2012.  The decision to close the plants is based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which were recently finalized, and other environmental ...


    By FirstEnergy

  • Eco Power Solutions Conducts Tours of its Louisville Technology Center During 2012 Coal-Gen Conference

     Eco Power Solutions, the leading provider of advanced multi-pollutant emissions control systems, is offering tours of its Technology Center on Wednesday, August 15th, as part of the 2012 Coal-Gen Conference (August 15-17, 2012). Opened in 2010, the Technology Center in Louisville gives visitors the chance to see the COMPLY 2000™, theworld's most ...


  • Multi-pollutant control system for small coal based power plants meets & exceeds goals

    A US Department of Energy project has successfully demonstrated the cost-effective removal of multiple pollutants from the emissions of an older 100-megawatt coal-fired power plant at AES Greenidge's facilities in Dresden, New York.  The successful retrofit means the unit can meet increasingly stringent emissions regulations while continuing operations another 20–30 years. In addition, wide ...

  • EPA expects to revise rules for wastewater discharges from power plants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to revise the existing standards for water discharges from coal-fired power plants to reduce pollution and better protect America’s water. Wastewater discharged from coal ash ponds, air pollution control equipment, and other equipment at power plants can contaminate drinking water sources, cause fish and other wildlife to die and create other ...

  • Nederman receives order in China with an order value of SEK 26 million

    Nederman China has received an order for a boiler flue gas cleaning project. The customer is building district heating in China using environmentally friendly coal fired power plant technology. The order value is SEK 26 million.  The solution will provide an efficient low emission two-stage system with dust filtration and dry scrubbing for additional emission elimination. Nederman ...


    By Nederman

  • $14 billion market for FGD equipment and consumables

    Revenues for equipment, repair parts and consumables to remove SO2 from power plant stacks around the world will increase to over $14 billion in 2011 up from $13.2 billion in 2010. This is the forecast in the McIlvaine online report FGD Markets and Strategies. www.mcilvainecompany.com Fifty percent of the expenditures will be for ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Asia Will Purchase 64 Percent of Fabric Filter Systems Next Year

    Total world sales of fabric filter systems will be $8.8 billion in 2016. Sixty-four percent of the sales will be in Asia. This is the conclusion reached by the McIlvaine Company in N021 World Fabric Filter and Element Market. China is playing a major role in the Asian market. It has been a fast growing and large market over the last decade. Now sales are starting to level off. The major ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

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