NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                    JANUARY 2014

Holistic Air Quality Solutions Needed For Power Plants

In 1960, a power plant had a fairly simple air quality challenge - maintain the opacity of the stack plume at less than 20 percent. Today, the power plant must control SO2, HF, HCl, organic compounds, CO, mercury plus other toxic metals, NOx and particles smaller than 2.5 microns in diameter. Furthermore, it must minimize the CO2 generated.

There are limitations on the solids and water which are the byproduct of the air pollution control activities. Many of the partial solutions to reduce the air emissions create water or solids problems. Partial solutions to decrease one air pollutant increase others e.g. NOx is reduced but CO and organic compounds are increased. Also, to reduce NOx there is NH3 introduced and some is emitted.

The power plant needs a holistic solution to its air pollution control problems. This is a major challenge. Power Plant Air Quality Decisions published by the McIlvaine Company is a guide to holistic solutions. Hundreds of pages of insights and advice are provided each month. This otherwise overwhelming amount of information is made easily usable by the organization and customization employed.

There is a combination of alerts, searchable database, video recordings, analyses and live webinars which allow the user to craft total solutions. A unique tool called the Global Decisions Positioning Systemâ„¢  (GDPS)allows the user to backtrack and revise his journey from one decision tree to another in order to take into account the conflicting goals of each.

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