Thermal power plant emissions: MoEFCC zeroes in on FGD, environmentalists say tech outdated


Thermal power plant emissions: MoEFCC zeroes in on FGD, environmentalists say tech outdated

The Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) in its technology hunt spree to reduce emissions of thermal power plants has zeroed down on Flu Gas Desuplhurization (FGD) technology, which according to a section environmentalist is an outdated technology used in the last century. Following the MoEFCC’s notification of new environmental standards, which called for cut in particulate matters by 65%, oxides of nitrogen ( NOx) by 70% and Sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions by 85% at 1,246 billion units of power production level from 2 48,000 mw of installed capacity by 2026-27, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) recommended use of FGD technology to mainly meet the SO2 emission norms because the larger units installed after 2008 were already designed to meet the emission standards of particulate matters and NOx. Installed capacity of such plants aggregated to 83,000 mw.  Read More…

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