• Coal Ash Pond Polishing Filter System

    The power plant’s wastewater is contaminated by coal ash generated from power plant operations and removed in the scrubber system. The wastewater is sent to a settling pond after polymer injection to allow for sedimentation. The wastewater then travels to a second, third and fourth pond for additional settling. The water is pumped at a maximum flow rate of 10,000 GPM.

  • Filtration System For Thermoelectric Plant

    AES Gener is the second generating company in Chile and the main thermoelectric generator, and provides 4.068 MW (including Guacolda S.A.), equivalent to a share of 22%, whereas 3.797 MW of thermoelectric capacity and 271 MW of hydroelectric capacity.

  • Ultrapure Water Treatment: A Market With Energy

    A look at the market dynamics and drivers for ultrapure water treatment reveals multiple industries with growing demand, including one that stands above the rest.

  • Hydro-Electric Power Station Benefits From The Use Of Siemens Flow Meters

    Pumped storage hydro-electric power is a method of producing electricity to supply high peak power demands by moving water between water reservoirs at different elevations. At times of low electrical demand, excess generation capacity is used to pump water back into the higher reservoir. When there is higher demand, water is released back into the lower reservoir through a turbine. Pumped-storage schemes currently provide the most commercially important means of large-scale grid energy storage. Such systems greatly improve the daily capacity factor of power generating systems though out the world.

  • Power-Gen Efficiency Boosted By Clamp-On Flow Meters

    When an energy storage facility in New York, USA was looking for a way to improve the efficiency of their power generating turbines they did not have many options to choose from. Because of the sheer size, the space limitations and performance requirements of the application, the only option was to install a SITRANS FS230 clamp-on ultrasonic flow meter from Siemens. 

  • Water And Power Generation Remain A Balancing Act Amid Tightening Regulations

    A recent survey digs into the treatment aspects of water in the power industry, revealing how electric utilities are responding to concerns over regulations and volumes of use.

  • ABB Ability: Our Offering For Power Plants

    ABB provides an extensive selection of proven measurement and analytical products and solutions for power generation industry applications.

  • Design And Care Of Reverse Osmosis Systems, Part 3: Operation And Monitoring

    Reverse osmosis (RO) systems offer power plant owners and operators a reliable and well-proven water treatment solution. However, designing and caring for an RO system requires a thorough understanding of a plant’s water supply and the technology’s capabilities. The final article of this three-part series will address RO system operation and maintenance best practices.

  • Design And Care Of Reverse Osmosis Systems, Part 2: Upstream Equipment

    The success of a new reverse osmosis (RO) membrane system is often directly related to its pretreatment. The previous section of this article discussed RO design issues and introduced how a pilot study should include a study of its probable pretreatment equipment since the pretreatment performance will directly affect the performance of the RO system. However, piloting the upstream processes can be challenging in sizing these components for the pilot RO unit’s low flow rate.

  • Design And Care Of Reverse Osmosis Systems, Part 1: Design

    Reverse osmosis (RO) systems offer power plant owners and operators a reliable and well-proven water treatment solution. However, designing and caring for an RO system requires a thorough understanding of a plant’s water supply and the technology’s capabilities. Part one of this series will review the importance of water samples and pilot studies as plant engineers begin to design an RO system to match their needs.


  • Offshore Platform Fire Safety Sprinkler System Depends On Liquid Flow Assurance Switch

    Offshore platforms around the globe are essential to the production of oil/gas and the global energy supply chain, but they represent a daily hazardous operating environment to the employees that work there 24-x-7. The potential dangers range from a mix of toxic and combustible gases, including, but not limited to, deadly hydrogen sulfide (H2S) to explosive methane (CH4), and other mixed hydrocarbon gases that are easily flammable.

  • Thermal Flare Gas Flow Meter Solves Measurement Challenges On FPSO Vessels

    The accurate measurement and disposal of flare gases aboard floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels is essential to manage these potentially hazardous combustible, flammable and toxic gases. Accurate measurement of these waste gases allows them to be processed efficiently and effectively to protect people and equipment aboard the vessel. Measuring of flare gas is also most often a strict regulatory requirement, as it can form the basis for payment of environmental taxes, climate quotas, etc.

  • Real-Time Water Quality Data For Industrial Operations

    We arm plant operators with actionable data necessary to make informed decisions about water management in industrial facilities.

  • In-Line Ultrasonic Meters Provide Continuous Measurement For Sample Stations

    Boilers, cooling towers, and reverse osmosis (RO) systems are some of the most common systems that require monitoring and chemical treatment.  Chemical treatment of boiler systems reduces scale, corrosion, and other mineral deposits. This enables the system to run more efficiently, keep heat transfer rates high and fuel costs down. To determine the proper amount of chemical to be injected into the water stream, samples of key parameters need to be taken. Instrumentation to measure ORP, pH, conductivity, temperature, pressure and flow are deployed to take these measurements.

  • Pista® Sand Removal Chamber

    Applied successfully in thousands of water and sewage treatment schemes on all continents, the PISTA® Sand Removal Chamber serves as the efficient choice for 95 percent sand removal at water treatment plant intakes, power-gen water intakes and similar sand removal applications.


Most of manufacturing activities do some harm to the environment but utilizing untapped reserves and tapping into new ideas we can be more environmentally friendly. This episode of Editions gives us some ideas.