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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology
Center for Environment and Energy Research and Studies (CEERS)
ISSN: 1735-1472
EISSN: 1735-2630
Vol. 5, No. 4, 2008, pp. 555-564
Bioline Code: st08062
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
Document available free of charge

International Journal of Environment Science and Technology, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2008, pp. 555-564

 en Economic evaluation for air pollution control technologies selection in power plants processes
Soltanali, S.; Shams Hagani, Z. & Pazouki Yaftabadi, M.

Abstract

Air quality legislation is entering a transformation phase, shifting the concept of atmospheric emission control towards pollution prevention and emission minimization through a more integrated approach. This transformation, along with public pressure and increased foreign trade, is providing industries with incentives to consider their effect on the environment and to take action where required. To assist industries in determining what air pollution control technologies are best suited to power plants; an assessment of air pollution control technologies used in other countries was carried out. This assessment concluded that the best available technologies for power plants to control air emissions are electrostatic precipitators, low-NOX burners, selective catalytic reduction systems and wet flue gas desulphurization (limestone) systems. An assessment of the financial effects associated with air pollution control at power plants was conducted by completing a cost analysis. This analysis demonstrated that by increasing capital expenditure on control technologies by US$ 0.25 billion, the external costs associated with producing electricity can be reduced by almost US$ 0.5 billion. Formulation of external cost factors and the development of a software database for the information obtained from the different countries, will promote future technology selections

Keywords
Environmental engineering group, environmental costing model, equipment costs, life cycle assessment, external cost

 
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