NOx Emissions Abatement Practices

Applies to: Pellet/Briquettes Plant; CHP Plant

Description:

This indicator refers to the prevention of negative effects of NOx emissions from fuel combustion on human health and the environment (e.g acidification). NOx emissions adversely affect human health and contribute to the formation of ozone and PM, the two pollutants with the highest estimated impact on human health. Common abatement measures include primary measures (avoiding creation of pollutants through a modification of the combustion process, e.g. air and fuel staging, low NOx burner, air distribution, flue-gas recirculation) or secondary measures (removing pollutants from the flue gas, e.g. selective catalytic reduction or selective non-catalytic reduction).

Question:

Which measures are implemented to abate NOx emissions of the plant?

Rating:

DeNOx (e.g. selective catalytic reduction or selective non-catalytic reduction)

Primary measures (e.g. air and fuel staging, low NOx burner, air distribution, flue-gas recirculation)

No measures

Sources of information:

Sjaak van Loo and Jaap Koppejan. 2008. The Handbook of Biomass Combustion and Co-firing. Earthscan, London, UK.

The Centre for Biomass Technology. 1998. Straw for Energy Production. Technology-Environment-Economy.

European Environment Agency (EEA). 2013. EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook 2013. Technical guidance to prepare national emission inventories. Energy industries and Manufacturing industries and construction.