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Product development of Flue Gas Treatment System in Industry
In recent times, one of thebiggest concerns for the world is the increasing pollution,which is adversely affecting the environment. With the increasing industrial emission levels, regulations related to environment are getting more stringent. Governments are striving to curb environmental damagescaused by manufacturingindustries; and hence, industries were put under the scanner to meet these regulations, which mandate the installation and maintenance of flue gas treatment systems. The treatment of industrial exhaust gases using such equipmentminimizes industrial air pollution to a large extent.
The by-products produced during these treatment procedures have their own benefits. Some of the key by-products that are produced during the cleaning of industrial flue gas include gypsum, fly ash, and nitrogenous fertilizers. These products find application in construction and agriculture. The world today is struggling to maintain a balance betweensupply and demand of certain nitrogenous fertilizers.
The figure below shows the production of ammonium sulfate in each of the main countries in 2012.
Ammonium Sulphate Production, by Country, 2012
Source: Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd.
According to the above chart, the production of ammonium sulfate is not evenly distributed across different regions of the worlds. As a result, the situation drives the necessity to produce more of the product for the agrarian economies such as India.One way of overcoming this production deficit could be the use of flue gas treatment systems that produce ammoniumsulfate as a by-product.
Wet flue gas desulfurization systems are specifically utilized for this technological process. Thissystem helpsindustries in reducing the amount of oxides of sulfur from the flue gases released. In the process of purification, the exhaust gases are treated with reagents such as lime, limestone slurry, or ammonia resulting inby–products such as gypsum and ammonium sulfate. It is proven that the ammonium sulfate produced in such a manner meets the agricultural grade fertilizer specifications and can be used for farming. Gypsum can be used in the cement industry as a raw material in clinker grinding. Apart from the cement industry, this gypsum has several other applications in industries such as agriculture, construction, and glass manufacture.
In a nutshell, this revolutionary technology of using flue gas treatment systems to treat industry emission not only helps in meeting the environmental regulations, but also helps in utilization of polluted air for production of useful chemicals.
Industrial Flue Gas Treatment Systems & Services Market by Pollutant Control System (FGD, DeNOx, Particulate Control, Mercury Control) by Application (Power Generation, Cement, Iron & Steel, Chemical & Others) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019
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