Vortecone Modification for Emission Control at Coal Fired Power Plants

  • Saito, Kozo (PI)
  • Li, Tianxiang (CoI)
  • Salazar, Abraham (CoI)

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720 coal-fired power plants in the U.S. emit 76 million tons per year of fly-ash. The EPA is currently mandating reduction of particulate emissions by coal-fired power plants with a new focus on small particles less than 2.5 micron meter in diameter. There is no current technology to effectively capture the small particulate and mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. These issues affect both Kentucky's coal industry as well as Kentucky power plants that use coal. New green technology to recover small particulates and to remediate particulate losses at transfer points would help make the continued use of coal in power plants a viable option both economically and environmentally, as called for in Kentucky's Comprehensive Energy Strategy, as developed by the Governor's Energy Policy Task Force, embody Governor Fletcher's guiding principles for Kentucky's energy future.
Effective start/end date7/1/066/30/08


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