Employing Primary Methods for NOx emission reduction

This white paper presents an effective approach by Fortum eNext for reducing nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions in thermal power production.

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Nations are increasingly tightening their limits on maximum allowed emission levels in power production, and simultaneously asset owners are seeking solutions to reduce the emissions accordingly – in the most cost efficient way possible. Complying with tightening environmental regulations calls for not only advanced technical solutions, but also wise technology choices to ensure cost efficiency.

Low-NOx technology based on primary methods reduces emissions effectively by staging and optimizing the combustion process, thus eliminating of NOx formation at its source. Although CAPEX is obviously required, implementing primary methods typically will not increase OPEX, as no additional operational substances are involved.

The white paper provides you with information on:

  • The alternative NOx reduction technologies and their differences
  • The key elements of a successful combustion modification
  • Why employing primary methods for NOx emission reduction is the most cost-effective solution in the long run?

Since the 1990s, Fortum eNext has implemented approximately 50 projects to reduce the nitrogen oxide emissions of our customers’ coal- and oil-fired boilers in the EU area – and recently also in India.

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White paper on proven low-NOx technology