Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology projects recognised at awards ceremony

Lucy Terry - 21 December 2011

Power Engineering magazine recognised several SCR-reduction projects at its 2011 Projects of the Year awards ceremony in Las Vegas, NV.

The Plant Miller Flue Gas Desulfurization Project of Quinton, AL won the award for the Best Coal-Fired Project of 2011. Plant Miller is the largest coal-fired power plant for Alabama Power, constituting a quarter of the company's total capacity. The plant uses an SCR reduction system to reduce nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions. Parent company Southern CO also installed double contact flow scrubber technology, capable of achieving up to 98% instantaneous removal efficiency of SO2.

Additionally, the Hudson Unit 2 Back End Technology project was given an honourable mention for its installation of SCR technology at the Hudson Plant in New Jersey.

PSEG Fossil, which owns the project, selected URS to carry out the work. The project was in response to a consent decree, which required the plant to reduce its NOx emissions, as well as reductions in mercury, SO2 and particulate matter. The SCR system was installed to reduce NOx emissions.

The awards ceremony took place at POWER-GEN International in Las Vegas, NV on December 12. Winners and runners-up signified excellence in three major categories: coal-fired, gas-fired and renewable energy.

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