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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

Technology Triumph: Track 4A Is POWER’s Plant of the Year

Winning POWER’s highest honor is Track 4A, Southern Power Generation’s 1.4-GW natural gas–fired power plant in southern Malaysia that is equipped with the first commercial GE 9HA.02 gas turbines—one of…



Eco-Friendly Ultrasonic Treatment System Controls Algae in Power Plant Settling Pond

Water treatment professionals often turn to chemicals to control algae in power plant settling ponds. While this can be effective, environmentally friendly ultrasonic technology may do a better job at…


Power Industry Automated Scraper Strainers Filter Full Spectrum of Debris Sizes

Unlike backwash systems, scraper strainers reliably resist clogging and fouling when faced with micron-sized particles, oversized solids, and high solids concentration. The power generation industry often prefilters raw water from…


How Thermal Power Plants Can Save 80% of Their Water

An adiabatic cooling tower system can save great amounts of water at power plants compared to typical wet-type cooling towers. While there are challenges to implementation, understanding how these 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…