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The first of two articles on the science and mechanics of reducing air pollutants... continue reading
From: Distributed Energy Topics: Air Quality, Emissions, IC Powerplant
The origins of the above quote are lost to us, but the words summarize the beliefs and goals of the sustainability movement. This movement seeks to balance the needs of humanity with the continued ecological health of the planet and preservation of its biodiversity. A “footprint” has become a metaphor for the impact of humanity as a whole—and of people as individuals—on the environment. This brings us to the latest buzz phrase defining our species’ impact on the rest of the world, our “carbon footprint....... continue reading
From: Distributed Energy Topics: Air Quality, Environment
A recent challenge that management at San Jose, CA–based Calpine Corp. faced when it needed to retrofit a natural gas–fired cogeneration plant in the Houston, TX, area was a familiar one: adhere to increasingly stringent environmental standards in the most cost-effective manner. Unique aspects of converting the first of three turbines at the 457-MW combined-cycle cogeneration Texas City power plant, however, were the local environmental standards—and an available technology for drastically reducing both...... continue reading
From: Distributed Energy Topics: Air Quality, Emissions, Turbine