Global industries are facing a period of unparalleled disruption due to the push for decarbonization and the integration of associated low-carbon technologies. Low-carbon fuels, renewables, carbon capture, and energy storage are tools that may help us on the road to decarbonization, but they also create new challenges for the critical infrastructure that we rely on now and will remain a vital part of our economy for decades to come. These challenges include disruptions to the emissions control systems that are used today to keep our air clean. Environex is uniquely positioned to help our industrial partners address the problems that this volatile environment is creating.
The unpredictable nature of renewable energy sources requires conventional power plants to be more responsive than ever. This means running at lower minimum loads to stay online and fast-start operation to meet demand a quickly as possible. These scenarios create emissions control requirements that most legacy systems were not designed to handle.
Hydrogen and other low carbon fuels may help reduce CO2 emissions, but there is a trade-off: higher NOx emissions. Existing power plants that are considering adding hydrogen to their fuel mix must factor in the impact on combustion NOx emissions and how this will impact SCR system performance, stack emissions, and catalyst life. Retrofits and redesigns are expected to be necessary if hydrogen is in your plans.
Environex has the expertise and field experience to help you identify and implement changes that will allow your plant to operate reliably and profitably in this new reality. Whatever emissions control challenges you are facing, Environex is ready to help. Our Catalyst System Design and Operations Consulting Services include, but are not limited to:
Since emissions performance can be affected by anything from fuel combustion to catalyst system design to stack monitoring, it is important to work with someone who understands all the factors that impact overall plant emissions performance. Our independent perspective and extensive project database allow us to make sure that the root cause is being addressed so that you avoid costly pitfalls.
Environex serves as technology experts in regulatory and legal matters related to emissions control technology. This includes providing regulatory analysis to support the permitting process by benchmarking similar plants and offering our expertise on a consulting basis. Environex’s Regulatory and Legal Consulting Services include: