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EPA Smog Rule Targets Cross-State Air Pollution

The EPA today announced a proposal that targets smog-forming air pollution transported across state lines. The agency says it will reduce summertime emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from power plants that contribute to downwind ozone problems in the eastern half of the US. The proposed updates to the agency’s … Read more »

Thermo Scientific Orion 2395 Phosphate Analyzer

Phosphate Analyzer Provides Critical Water Quality Measurement in Boiler Water

Power plants in need of water quality control and steam-generating equipment protection now have access to a new phosphate analyzer designed to provide measurement of a critical water quality parameter at the boiler. Phosphates are present in natural and effluent waters. In power plant boilers, phosphates are added to control … Read more »

Ion’s Carbon Capture Technology Captures 99% of CO2

Ion’s Carbon Capture Technology Captures 99% of CO2

Carbon capture technology company Ion Engineering says it has completed the first pilot scale testing of its proprietary solvent and process technology for the removal of carbon dioxide from large-point sources including natural gas and coal-fired power plants. Throughout testing, Ion captured more than 99 percent of the incoming CO2 … Read more »

steam electric power plants

EPA Finalizes Pollutants Discharge Rule for Steam Electric Power Plants

The EPA has finalized the Steam Electric Effluent Limitation Guidelines, in a move that the agency says will reduce the discharge of toxic pollutants into America’s waterways from steam electric power plants by 1.4 billion pounds annually, as well as reduce water withdrawal by 57 billion gallons per year. Toxic … Read more »

Reducing Freshwater Use in Fracking, Thermoelectric Power Plant Cooling

Reducing Freshwater Use in Fracking, Thermoelectric Power Plant Cooling

Fracking operators are improving their water management, and using more waterless and water-efficient fracturing technologies, such as treating produced water for recycle and reuse, according to a US Government Accountability Office technology assessment. This is part of their overall strategy to reduce cost, improve operational efficiency, and reduce the demand … Read more »

coal power plant

How to Cut Coal Power Plants’ Emissions, Costs

New technologies can reduce coal’s emissions and improve coal-fired power plants’ efficiency, according to a report by the Coal Utilization Research Council (CURC) and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The CURC-EPRI Advanced Coal Technology Roadmap focuses on the technologies needed to improve the environmental performance of coal use and provides … Read more »

coal power plant

Clean Power Plan Mandates Steeper Carbon Cuts

The Obama administration released the final version of the Clean Power Plan today and it sets even stricter emissions regulations than the proposal announced last year. The regulation, which aims to cut carbon pollution from power plants, cuts emissions 32 percent by 2030 from levels recorded in 2005. The draft … Read more »

GE corrosion inhibitor

GE Saves Power Plant 1.3M Gallons, $120,000 on Water Costs

A gas-fired power plant in Russia saved 1.3 million gallons of water annually and reduced water consumption enough to save $120,000 annually by using General Electric’s AZ8101 corrosion inhibitor technology. The power plant, TEC VAZ VoTGK, located in the Samara area of the Volga region of Russia, also decreased the … Read more »

Power Sector Emissions Continue to Drop

The largest electric utilities in the US — including Entergy, Hoosier Energy and Xcel — have seen significant reductions in global warming pollution in recent years, according to an analysis of power plant air pollution emissions. The report — a collaborative effort between Ceres, Bank of America, four power producers … Read more »

DCC1000

Conductivity System Detects Power Plant Corrosive Contaminants

The Mettler Toledo Thornton DCC1000 System offers a new design for conductivity measurement for power cycle chemistry monitoring. This system provides assurance of water purity to maximize power production and minimize corrosion, the company says. High purity water is used in the water/steam cycle in power generation and maintaining its … Read more »