Coal-based emissions of environmental concernFunded under: ECSC-COALRES 3C
Concerns about the impact of industries such as coal, paper manufacturers and incinerators on our environment are growing. Informed advice to the government and legislators from industry can have a significant influence in environmental policy decisions. This project is assisting with the development of cheap retrofit control technologies for a small combustion plant in Europe. Smaller plants currently face less stringent emission limits than larger plants because they emit less pollutants due to the scale of their operation. However they cannot utilize technologies used by large scale plants to control emissions as they are very expensive. By using overfire air in some stoker fired plants, combustion efficiency has improved and particulate emissions reduced. At the same time, harmful NOx, CO and hydrocarbon emissions have been reduced. This simple technology has the potential to reduce N2O, mercury and halide emissions which is an important issue for emissions legislations. To date the system has only been tested on a single unit but has demonstrated enough potential to warrant further trials on a different stoker fired plant.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17939 EN (1998) 52pp.
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Record Number: 199910032 / Last updated on: 1999-02-11
Original language: en
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