Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) Evaporator Operation Report, ENEL Brindisi
International Water Conference 2012
Abstract: Environmental quality remains a high priority in the power industry. These quality requirements result in the advancement of treatment techniques to provide plant discharges air and water to be minimized by reuse or of a quality that is either equal or higher in purity of the influents. Applications of existing technology are often employed but not validated with reports of performance. Historically FGD wastewater treatment methods have centered on physical chemical and biological methods. Zero Liquid Discharge thermal solutions have been applied and are presently in use. The potential users and the EPA have yet to determine if thermal treatment techniques are the best available technology (BAT) for this pollution source. This paper is a report on the operation of a plant in Italy that is operated and maintained by ENEL.
Five FGD ZLD plants were installed at ENEL power plants in Italy. They have been operating for 4 years. How have they lived up to the expectations regarding expected operation? This paper is a report of the operation of one of the units at ENEL 4 years after their startup.
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