January 2007

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: China planning major projects for flue gas desulfurization

In the 11th plan from 2006 to 2010, the six major Chinese utilities will install 300 new SO2 flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems. "To put this in perspective, the US is the leading constructor of s..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the 11th plan from 2006 to 2010, the six major Chinese utilities will install 300 new SO2 flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems. "To put this in perspective, the US is the leading constructor of scrubber systems. But only 222 systems have been installed on utility units between 1968 and 2004. Even with all the new scrubbers being mandated by the Clean Air Interstate Rule, the US will not be able to maintain its number one position," according to the McIlvaine Company. The Chinese will surpass the US coal-fired utility capacity between 2010 and 2012. Since they plan to install FGD technology on all units, and the US has not yet made that commitment, it is only a matter of a few years

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