2011 May 11: Biomass tech firm unveils emissions control system
The System will enable new biomass power plants built by HRE’s Fibrowatt … reducing emissions of particulates and certain acid gases to virtually zero. …
The System, developed by Peter Jackson, Chief Engineer of Fibrowatt and John Vernon, Managing Director of Emvertec, works by condensing the plume of gaseous emissions and recycling both the water in the plume and the heat that would otherwise be wasted.
As a result, many of the trace emissions either become dissolved in the condensed water solution or are “captured” in the condenser. Importantly, the plant becomes self-sufficient in water, since the water required for boiler make-up is effectively being “harvested” from the biomass fuel being used by the plant.