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Water


Technical, legal, and regulatory articles on water-related topics for power plants: cooling, wastewater, intake, chemistry, purge water, and once-through systems

How to Effectively Treat Power Plant Cooling Water with Fewer Chemicals

Power plants across the globe are looking for an alternative to traditional chemistry to manage the water used throughout the cooling process. An innovative non-chemical water treatment technology may offer…



Preparing for Temporary and Emergency Steam Outages

Steam plays a prominent role in the Power Industry. When a boiler goes down, companies can be faced with a potential loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars for each…


The Control of Two-Phase Flow-Accelerated Corrosion

Flow-accelerated or flow-assisted corrosion (FAC) is the uncontrolled dissolution and transportation of iron oxides in a steam-water cycle system that occurs in both single-phase locations (water) and two-phase locations (water and…


The Steam Cycle Mechanical Relationship to Chemistry and Its Influence on Heat Rate and Reliability

It is well-known that a conventional boiler or heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) and related steam turbine have innumerable pieces all working in conjunction to produce the end product of…


A Half Century of Environmental Progress

In the late 1960s, the U.S. was facing an environmental crisis. Air pollution was a serious problem in cities across the country (see slideshow), industrial activities and the widespread use…


How the Clean Energy Transition Is Intensifying the Energy-Water Nexus

Decarbonization is posing a fundamental dilemma that could have widespread serious implications for the power sector: the clean energy transition, if not properly managed, could increase water stress, or be…