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Monthly Issue | October 1, 2011

Improved Coal Fineness Improves Performance, Reduces Emissions

Utilizing engineering ingenuity and today’s developing computational fluid dynamics tools, a new classifier design is now available that significantly improves fineness from pulverizers without the heavy costs associated with dynamic…


Pulverizers 101: Part II

Pulverizers prepare the raw fuel by grinding it to a desired fineness and mixing it with the just the right amount of air before sending the mixture to boiler burners…


Obama Shelves Smog Rule on Concerns About Regulatory Burdens, Uncertainty

President Obama has scuttled the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) smog rule, saying that he had underscored the importance of reducing regulatory burdens and uncertainty. The decision has dealt a blow…


EPA Indefinitely Delays Power Plant Greenhouse Gas Rules

Just two weeks after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdrew its smog rule, the agency confirmed it would not meet a Sept. 30, 2011, deadline for issuing proposed New Source…


Recent Blackout Highlights Nation’s Rickety Power Grid

Experts say the cascading blackout  that put millions of Westerners in the dark in early September was no surprise: Major power outages have more than doubled in the last decade.…


Is Coal a Fuel of the Future?

Few reasonable people can dispute that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting a war against coal. If you doubt that conclusion, just look at the large number of…


Luminant, AEP to Mothball Coal Units, Implement Derates on CSAPR Compliance Concerns

Dallas-based Luminant, Texas’ largest power generator, on September 9 filed a legal challenge against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) but said the newly finalized…


Not a Clue

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules are being processed at a furious pace in 2011. Unexpectedly, the new greenhouse gas and ozone rules were stayed by President Obama. However, it’s…


Enhanced Capture of Mercury Using Unique Baghouse Filter Media

Several states have already instituted mercury emission limits in expectation of tightening mercury emission rules that will require reductions of up to 91%. Coal-fired plants searching for an economical way…


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