Air pollution control for coal-fired power stations in Eastern Europe, IEAPER/24

Author(s): Tim Jones

Ref: IEAPER/24
ISBN: 92-9029-262-8
Published Date: 01/04/1996
No. of Tables: 28
No. of Figures: 10
No. of Pages: 53


This report briefly examines the status of coal-fired power generation in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia and the Ukraine. It describes options for improving environmental performance: pre-combustion (coal switching or cleaning), combustion/gasification measures to minimise emissions and improve efficiency, and post-combustion flue gas treatment for emissions control. The focus of the report is on the use of available technologies to reduce air pollutant emissions on large coal-fired plant in Eastern Europe and draws on specific examples. It does not provide a comprehensive survey of current developments although the rehabilitation programmes in the selected countries are summarised. It is concluded that a phased approach is necessary to improve environmental performance, based on site-specific assessments. Assessments made under the conditions in OECD countries using different coals need careful interpretation and may only provide a qualitative guide for Eastern European countries.

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