Toward a green chemistry and engineering solution for the US energy industry: reducing emissions and converting waste streams into value-added products

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Abstract

The U.S. electric power utility industry faces environmental challenges due to the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO.) by coal combustion furnaces and the associated increase in byproduct waste streams. This research program focuses on the development of a green chemistry and engineering solution for the U.S. energy industry that can guarantee a long-term source of energy for the 21st century by simultaneously reducing emissions and converting byproduct waste streams into value-added products. This solution combines the installation of low-NO, burners that efficiently reduce NO, emissions coupled with strategies that manage the associated increase in byproduct streams, mainly fly ash and unburned carbon.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvancing Sustainability Through Green Chemistry and Engineering
EditorsRebecca L Lankey, Paul T Anastas
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Pages225-241
Number of pages17
Volume823
ISBN (Electronic)9780841219236
ISBN (Print)9780841237780
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event4th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference - Washington, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 200029 Jun 2000

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
Volume823
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

Conference

Conference4th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period27/06/0029/06/00

Cite this

Maroto-Valer, M. M., Andresen, J. M., & Zhang, Y. (2002). Toward a green chemistry and engineering solution for the US energy industry: reducing emissions and converting waste streams into value-added products. In R. L. Lankey, & P. T. Anastas (Eds.), Advancing Sustainability Through Green Chemistry and Engineering (Vol. 823, pp. 225-241). (ACS Symposium Series; Vol. 823). American Chemical Society. https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2002-0823.ch015