Water and Wastewater Solutions For The Power Generation Industry

  1. Membrane Technologies In Containerized Units Allow For Installation In A Small Footprint
    4/23/2018

    After an international tender process, the Israel Electric Company (IEC) chose Fluence to design, manufacture, and supply containerized ultrapure water production systems for use as makeup water for heat-recovery steam generators (HRSG) and for NOx emission reduction at recently upgraded power plants across Israel. More than 15 units of 20 m3/h production modules, each fitted in two 40-foot shipping containers, were provided to seven power plants. Their compact design allowed for ease of installation, operation, and maintenance while meeting the customer’s demanding engineering standards.

  2. Power Plant Water: Wanted Dead And Alive
    7/17/2017

    Water is the lifeblood of electrical power plants, whether they are water-cooled steam plants or turbine-spinning hydroelectric installations. Regardless of how the facility generates electricity, there is a growing awareness that each power plant is part of its own, unique industrial watershed — drawing water from the environment, altering its contents and temperature, releasing some to the atmosphere as steam, and returning the rest to receiving waters.

  3. Boiler Feed Water Pump Local Instrumentation — Necessity Or Nuisance?
    2/28/2017

    Anyone remember the old cars of the 1950s and 1960s? They all pretty much came equipped with an ammeter, an oil pressure gauge, a water temperature gauge, as well as a speedometer and a fuel level gauge. Then came the ’70s, ’80s, even the ’90s and turn of the century cars, where “idiot lights” replaced the ammeter, oil pressure and water temperature gauges. Now the latest up-to-date vehicles have again returned to certain analog gauges, and digital read-outs, as well as computerized “information centers” that tell the operator more than they possibly ever wanted to know about their vehicle.

  4. Filter Installations Remove Solids From FGD Scrubber Effluent
    4/9/2019

    Power plants and refineries around the world must manage and treat complex effluent waste streams from the Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) process. Flue gas is generated by the combustion process of fossil and fossil-derived fuels, such as coal, oils, and natural gas in power plants. Petrochemical refineries may generate flue gas from a number of different processes, including Catalytic Cracking, Steam Methane Reforming, and Heaters or Furnaces.

  5. Building An Invisible And Soundless Power Plant
    6/23/2017

    The Villoresi Channel, located north of Milan, was designed with the main purpose of agricultural irrigation while providing water to the city of Milan. The paths running along the canal were also used for recreational purposes and cross through some of the most beautiful natural parks in Lombardy.

  6. Benefits Of Clean Power Plan Are Measureable – Drop For Drop
    10/17/2014

    Since EPA released its proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) in June of this year, the plan has been a hot topic in every state.

  7. 3 Tips To Optimize Cooling Water Management For Lower Plant Operating Costs
    6/12/2015
    The proper control and treatment of cooling water is essential for efficient, safe, and economical operations. Chemicals are fed to these systems that protect against fouling, corrosion, and microbiological contamination. The proper dosage of these key chemicals is determined by having accurate information on the system make-up and blowdown water.
  8. Saving Texas’ Water Through Smart Energy Choices In 2016
    1/19/2016

    2015 proved to be another weird weather year around the country, especially for Texas. 80 degrees and dry in Austin on Christmas Day, spring wildflowers in bloom, and kids playing outside in shorts — a surprise ending to a wild ride of drought followed by devastating floods followed by drought and then more floods.

  9. Desalinated Water Supply Helps Plant Meet Strict Environmental Regulations
    4/23/2018

    STX Heavy Industries, a Korean EPC, recently implemented a flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) system at a coal-fired power plant in Chile in order to comply with the country's strict environmental regulations. The FGD process requires large amounts of high-quality water. STX.

  10. A Promise To Our Children To Save Water In Texas
    5/4/2015

    It’s no secret that Texas is currently in the midst of a multi-year drought – yet the vast majority of our electricity comes from sources that contribute to this prolonged drought, namely coal, nuclear, and natural gas. All of these energy sources require copious amounts of water to produce electricity.