Foster Wheeler to Market Lurgi Lentjes Power Plant Emission-control Equipment Worldwide.Business Editors
CLINTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--February 20, 2001
Foster Wheeler Corporation's (FWC FWC Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (Florida)
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FGD technology is used to remove sulfur-based emissions from power plants and other industrial applications that rely upon the combustion of fossil fuels such as coal and oil, as their primary source of energy. The equipment significantly curtails such emissions and reduces the potential for harmful acid rain.
"The Kyoto Accord laid down the requirements for more stringent emission regulations throughout the industrialized in·dus·tri·al·ize
v. in·dus·tri·al·ized, in·dus·tri·al·iz·ing, in·dus·tri·al·iz·es
1. To develop industry in (a country or society, for example).
2. and developing world," said Henry E. Bartoli, chairman, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Foster Wheeler Energy International. "The combination of Foster Wheeler's solid fuel steam generator technology and the Lurgi Lentjes FGD technology will not only allow the industry to combust com·bust
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a. To catch fire; burst into flame: The fire started when a pile of oily rags spontaneously combusted. high-sulfur, low-cost, solid fossil fuels in an environmentally sound manner, but will also produce a by-product by·prod·uct or by-prod·uct
1. Something produced in the making of something else.
2. A secondary result; a side effect.
1. beneficial to the agricultural industry."
The Lurgi Lentjes FGD technology is suitable for use on all steam generators, including both new and retrofit applications. In particular, this technology is especially well suited for plants with circulating fluidized bed (CFB CFB Canadian Forces Base ) boilers, where Foster Wheeler is the market leader. The CFB boilers are perfectly suited for the combustion of high- sulfur, solid-waste fuels. When combined with FGD technology, the amount of limestone consumed and the quantity of calcium-rich ash generated by these boilers can be greatly reduced.
With conventional FGD technology (wet/dry FGD scrubbers), limestone is the principal feedstock used for capturing the sulfur. Once removed from the flue gas, a calcium/sulfur-based waste product is generated which requires disposal. Typically, such waste is landfilled. The Lurgi Lentjes process differs in that the feedstock is aqueous ammonia and the sulfur is converted into ammonium sulfate, a nitrogen-based, commercial-grade fertilizer used by the agricultural industry on a variety of crops including corn, rice, and potatoes.
With the increased use of FGD equipment in industrialized countries, the amount of sulfur pollutants in the air has diminished. However, this has also reduced the sulfur content of the soil in many farming regions, which has consequently resulted in limited crop yields. The problem is becoming particularly acute in many European farming communities, as well as in the U.S. and other countries throughout the world. The Lurgi Lentjes process circumvents this condition by removing the sulfur at the source of emission and by returning it to the soil via the sulfur-based fertilizer without the deleterious effects of air pollution and acid rain.
Notes to Editors:
1. Foster Wheeler Corporation Foster-Wheeler (FWLT) is a global conglomerate with a focus on Engineering, Construction and Procurement (EPC) and power, which form two different groups of the company. The company was formed in 1927 by the merger of a power company (created by the Foster family) with Wheeler is a global company offering,
through its subsidiaries, a broad range of design, engineering,
construction, manufacturing, project development and management,
research, plant operations and environmental services. The
Corporation's headquarters are at Clinton, N.J. For more
information about Foster Wheeler, visit our World-Wide Web site at
2. Foster Wheeler Energy International, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Foster Wheeler Corporation, designs, manufactures,
and erects steam generators and auxiliary power generation
equipment for electric power producers, industrial users and
public authorities, and is the leading global supplier of CFBs.