COAL POWER Direct [Mar. 8, 2017]

Trump Orders WOTUS Rule Rewrite

An executive order signed by President Donald Trump on February 27 authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to rewrite a contentious rule asserting federal authority over small bodies of water.…

A Comparison of ELG Compliance Options for Flue Scrubber Wastewater

Meeting the requirements of the Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELG) means careful consideration of the various options. Both biological treatment and zero liquid discharge (ZLD) approaches have their place, but ZLD…

Kemper IGCC, Delayed Again, May Not Be Economically Viable

Southern Co.'s Kemper County integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) project, stricken by steep cost increases and an in-service date delayed again to mid-March, isn't economically viable in the face of…

Using Reclaimed Water in Power Plant Cooling Applications

Using reclaimed water as a makeup supply for cooling tower systems has become a popular option for reducing impacts on local water resources, but it comes with its own challenges because of its unique

Experts Debate Carbon Pricing, Leasing Federal Lands

The Donald Trump administration can look to the energy sector to increase federal revenue and offset the national debt in numerous ways, but there are pros and cons to everything,…

Eddy Current Tube Inspections Efficiently Find Defects

Eddy current testing is a well-established method of nondestructive testing that is used to examine nonferrous/nonmagnetic materials such as condenser and heat exchanger tubes in power generation plants. Eddy current…