The Role of Engineering Simulation in Clean Coal Technologies

In some circles in the United States, coal has become a dirty word. Among mainstream thermal power plants, coal has the highest emissions of carbon dioxide (the primary greenhouse gas) and, when the flue gas is untreated, coal combustion exhaust can also have higher levels of NO (nitrous oxides) and SO (sulfur oxides) emissions. Additionally, coal contains trace amounts of mercury, and it is believed that most of the mercury content in US lakes and rivers can be traced back to coal power plant emissions.

 

 

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