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Front. Energy    2019, Vol. 13 Issue (2) : 307-316     https://doi.org/10.1007/s11708-019-0620-4
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Air pollutant control and strategy in coal-fired power industry for promotion of China’s emission reduction
Weiliang WANG1(), Bo LI2, Xuan YAO3, Junfu LYU1, Weidou NI1
1. Key Laboratory for Thermal Science and Power Engineering of the Ministry of Education, Department of Energy and Power Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2. Electric Power Planning and Engineering Institute, Beijing 100120, China
3. Key Laboratory for Thermal Science and Power Engineering of the Ministry of Education, Department of Energy and Power Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China; Beijing Guodian Longyuan Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd., Beijing 100084, China
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Abstract

Coal-fired power industry has always been the major power source in China. As coal-fired power industry consumes around a half of China’s coal production, it is always thought to be a big air pollutant emission source. As more and more strict legislations in coal-fired power industry have been issued by the government, the emission performance in coal-fired power industry has been drastically reduced recently. Based on a brief review of the development of emission control in China’s coal-fired power industry, the affecting mechanism among the development of installed capacities of emission control device, pollutant emission, and emission performances in coal-fired power industry is studied. According to a systematic study on the development of emissions of classified categories, the role of coal-fired power industry as a pollutant source is reevaluated. It is found that, coal-fired power industry has contributed the most to China’s emission reduction, and the barycenter of air pollutant emission has been transformed to other high energy consumption industries, like heat, iron/steel, and cement. Then some development strategies are suggested, such as maintaining the current emission standard in coal-fired power industry; expending the coal-fired power emission standards to categories of heat generation and supply, nonmetallic mineral production and ferrous metals smelting and processing; and controlling other heavy metal by consulting the method of Hg control.

Keywords coal-fired power industry      energy intensive industries      pollutant emission control      NOx      SO2      soot     
Corresponding Authors: Weiliang WANG   
Online First Date: 29 April 2019    Issue Date: 04 July 2019
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Weiliang WANG,Bo LI,Xuan YAO, et al. Air pollutant control and strategy in coal-fired power industry for promotion of China’s emission reduction[J]. Front. Energy, 2019, 13(2): 307-316.
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Fig.1  Soot emission performance in China’s coal-fired power industry
Fig.2  Installed capacity and its percentage of De-SO2 of coal-fired power plants in China
Fig.3  Emission and its performance of SO2 of coal-fired power plants in China
Fig.4  Installed capacity and its percentage of De-NOx of coal-fired power plants in China
Fig.5  Emission and its performance of NOx of coal-fired power plants in China
Fig.6  Development of soot emission in China
Fig.7  Soot emission standard of different categories
Fig.8  Development of SO2 emission in China
Fig.9  SO2 emission standard of different categories in China
Fig.10  Development of NOx emission in China
Fig.11  NOx emission standard of different categories in China
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