Phased Implementation Plan for Installation of Flue Gas De-Sulphurization (FGD)

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Flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) is a set of technologies used to remove sulfur dioxide (SO2) from exhaust flue gases of fossil-fuel power plants, and from the emissions of other sulfur oxide emitting processes.

Flue Gas De-Sulphurization (FGD)

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) Issued Directions to Thermal Power Plants to Ensure Compliance as Per the Plan

  • A phased implementation plan for installation of Flue Gas De-Sulphurization (FGD) and other emission control equipment was prepared by Ministry of Power and submitted to Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
  • The plan is to be used in plants for a capacity of 1,61, 402 MW (414 Units) and upgradation of Electrostatic Precipitator in plants for a capacity of 64,525 MW (222 units) was prepared by Central Electricity Authority.
    • The plants which do not have space for setting up of FGD systems, are to explore alternate technologies such a
    • Wet scrubbing
    • Spray-dry
    • Wet sulfuric acid process
    • dry sorbent injection
    • use of low sulphur coal to comply with the new norms.
  • The first major FGD unit at a utility was installed in 1931 at Battersea Power Station, owned by London Power Company.

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