Coal-based emissions of environmental concern
Recent environmental legislation has increased the pressure on industries, particularly those using coal-fired plant, to conform to emissions reduction targets. Further legislation is anticipated, and companies who do not meet emissions control standards may find themselves involved in costly litigation. Although research into emissions reduction for large industries is well established, smaller concerns may find the cost of pollution control prohibitive, and may struggle to meet future environmental targets. Industrial plant likely to be affected by forthcoming legislation could include stoker-fired boilers, pulverized fuel combustors, and fluidized bed combustors. Cost-effective pollution control technologies need to be developed, therefore, and accurate emissions records are necessary, so that progress can be monitored. A group of British companies has co-operated in a project to develop accurate emissions data with regard to selected industrial sites in the UK. This data will be used to inform the design and modification of production technologies in accordance with environmental legislation, and to develop low cost emissions control technologies for smaller industrial plants.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17939 EN (1998) 52pp.
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ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4491-9
Record Number: 199910612 / Last updated on: 1999-04-13
Original language: en
Available languages: en