Coal

Coal power plant design, construction, operation and maintenance, as well as legal and regulatory issues.


Curbing the blue plume: SO3 formation and mitigation
Curbing the blue plume: SO3 formation and mitigation

Recent, widespread additions of scrubbers and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems at U.S. coal-fired power plants have significantly reduced concentrations of the pollutants SO2 and NOx in America’s air. But…


Big bucks for carbon sequestration
Big bucks for carbon sequestration

The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently awarded about $14 million for carbon sequestration projects to be overseen by the West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership. Westcarb, as the partnership is…


Gas turbine "refueling" via IGCC
Gas turbine "refueling" via IGCC

From the mid-1990s until about four years ago, natural gas–fired combined-cycle plants dominated new capacity additions in North America. They became the technology of choice for all the right reasons:…