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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B51/S20.084

SOLUTIONS FOR REDUCTION OF POLLUTANT EMISSIONS RESULTING FROM FOSSIL FUELS COMBUSTION INSIDE THE BOILERS OF MINTIA THERMAL POWER PLANT

G. L. Dobrei
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-17-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 1, 615-622 pp

ABSTRACT
This paper describes the main measures taken to reduce environmental pollution within MINTIA - DEVA power plant, part of Complexul Energetic Hunedoara S.A.
By burning fossil fuels (hard coal), the Large Combustion Plants respectively the power units discharge large quantities of pollutants into the atmosphere, such as dust (under the form of suspensions or particulate matter) and flue gas (SO2, NOX, CO/CO2). In order to reduce such pollutants emission, Mintia Thermal Power Plant is in progress of implementing a rehabilitation program for two power units within the Large Combustion Plant, no. 2 (LCP 2), respectively power unit no. 3 and power unit no.4. This rehabilitation program involves: - Accomplishment of the flue gas desulphurization system for power units 3 and 4; - Fulfillment of a NOX reduction installation from flue gas at boilers 3A, 3B and 4A, 4B, pertaining to power units no.3 and no.4; - ESP rehabilitation works at power unit no.3 and no.4 for reduction of dust discharged into the atmosphere through the stack; - Technological rehabilitation of power unit 4. All these measures actually represents the short-term priorities of Complexul Energetic Hunedoara S.A which have as final purpose the environment protection as well as the protection of the operational personnel’s health working in the power plant and of the population residing next to the facility.

Keywords: Large combustion plant (LCP), National Power System, industrial
emissions, electricity, air pollutants.