Advances in Ultra-low Emission Control Technologies for Coal-Fired Power Plants

Advances in Ultra-low Emission Control Technologies for Coal-Fired Power Plants

1st Edition - July 12, 2019

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  • Authors: Yongsheng Zhang, Tao Wang, Wei-Ping Pan, Carlos Romero
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081024188
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081024195

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Advances in Ultra-low Emission Control Technologies for Coal-Fired Power Plants discusses the emissions standards of dust, SO2, NOx and mercury pollution, also presenting the key technologies available to control emissions in coal-fired power plants. The practical effects of ultra-low emissions projects included help the reader understand related implications in plants. Emphasis is placed on 300MW subcritical, 600MW subcritical, 660MW supercritical and 1000MW ultra-supercritical coal-fired units. The influence of different pollutant control units, such as wet electrostatic precipitator, desulfurization equipment and the electrostatic precipitator are also analyzed, and the pollutant levels before and after retrofitted ultra-low emissions are compared throughout.

Key Features

  • Provides a unique analysis of advanced technologies, such as dust-removal, desulfurization and denitrification used for ultra-low emissions in coal-fired power plants
  • Introduces emission standards for dust, SO2, NOx and Mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants in China, the US and Europe
  • Provides solutions to reducing emissions based on technological advances in China
  • Analyzes the environmental and economic effects of these technologies


Thermal Energy Engineers, researchers, students and professionals; mechanical and chemical engineering students and researchers; environmental engineers; environmental protection companies and policy makers; Power generation operators and R&D companies

Table of Contents

  • 1. Coal-fired power plants and pollutant emissions
    2. Coal-fired power plants emission standards
    3. Key technologies for ultra-low emission Coal-fired power plants
    4. Cases of ultra-low emission Coal-fired power plants
    5. Fine particles characteristics of ultra-low emission Coal-fired power plants
    6. Mercury characteristics of ultra-low emission Coal-fired power plants
    7. Economics of ultra-low emission Coal-fired power plants

Product details

  • No. of pages: 273
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2019
  • Published: July 12, 2019
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081024188
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081024195

About the Authors

Yongsheng Zhang

Professor Zhang began his career as a Technician at Labor Industrial Company of Shanxi Province, China, before working as a Post-doctoral research fellow at Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy Sciences. He lectured at the Faculty of School of Energy, Power and Mechanical Engineering, North China Electric Power University, and is now an Professor specializing in Mechanical, Environmental Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. He has published over 400 journals across Elsevier journals such as Fuel and Journal of Environmental Sciences.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Energy, Power and Mechanical Engineering, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China

Tao Wang

Dr. Wang obtained an MD from Norman Bethune University of Medical Sciences in China, a PhD in Toxicology from University of Louisiana, and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology. Dr. Wang’s professional experience includes clinical practice in oncology, research on gene regulation in an academic setting, and more than 20 years of professional practice as toxicologist in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. She is currently the Executive Director of Translational & Development Sciences at Coherus BioSciences, where she oversees preclinical development (in vivo pharmacokinetics, pharmacology and toxicology of small molecules and biologics) of drug candidates from early through late stage development. Prior to joining Coherus, Dr. Wang worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Achaogen, where she led safety assessment efforts for oncology and non-oncology drug development. Dr. Wang received multiple professional awards, recognizing her significant achievements and performance above and beyond work requirements (e.g. Novartis Above & Beyond, Due Diligence, Catalyst Awards, and Spot Awards). She was also acknowledged for outstanding collaboration and contributions on multidisciplinary teams (e.g., Novartis Team Award). Dr. Wang is an active member with Society of Toxicology (SOT), and has contributed to the society’s leadership team as a Councilor and by serving on numerous elected and appointed committees. She also served on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Toxicology (ABT) and is an advisor to the Education Committee at International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX). Dr. Wang is on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Toxicology and Toxicology Research and Application. Dr. Wang has taught a course on Practical Toxicology at the University of California at Berkeley as a guest lecturer.

Affiliations and Expertise

M.D., PhD., D.A.B.T. - Executive Director, Translational & Development Sciences, Coherus BioSciences, Inc.

Wei-Ping Pan

Professor Wei-Ping Pan received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Chung Yuan University, Taiwan and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Michigan Technological University in 1986. Dr. Pan has taught at Western Kentucky University since 1986. Dr. Pan was named the Sumpter Professor of Chemistry at Western in 1993 and was named a Fellow of the North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS) in 1997. He also received the Distinguished Service Award from NATAS in 2004. Dr. Pan has been selected as the 2008 recipient of the Mettler Award. The award is the NATAS’ highest honor and recognizes distinguished achievement in the field of thermal analysis. Dr. Pan has published more than 140 peer-reviewed papers in the last 20 years, the majority of which are related to coal combustion and emissions, and materials characterization. He has pioneered work in the area of clean coal technology, emission control, and thermal analysis involving effluent gas analysis and has used the TG/FTIR/MS technique extensively in the study of many different types of materials. Research interests include: Coal combustion, emission control, nanocomposite, thermal characterization of polymers and materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Chemistry, Director of Combustion Science and Environmental Technology, Western Kentucky University, USA

Carlos Romero

Dr. Carlos E. Romero is the Director and Principal Research Scientist of the Energy Research Center. He joined the ERC in 1995 as a Research Scientist after earlier positions in academic and government research. His most recent position was Associate Director of the ERC and Principal Research Scientist. Dr. Romero has over twenty-five years of experience in power generation research. His background is in the thermal sciences and combustion, with emphasis on chemical kinetics modeling. He is actively working in the areas of power plant performance improvements and emissions control, advanced instrumentation and control, and application of artificial intelligence techniques to the power industry. Dr. Romero has participated as a principal investigator in research projects for electric utilities in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and China. Dr. Romero has written more than 250 journal publications, conference papers and technical reports.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director and Principal Research Scientist, Energy Research Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA

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