April 7, 2023

Can Coal be Clean?

Burning Coal Burning coal for power generation gives rise to a variety of wastes that must be controlled or at least accounted for. So-called ‘clean coal’ […]
February 17, 2023

NOX Reduction in Combustion Turbines

The combustion of fossil fuels has a significant impact on the environment. Products such as carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOX), oxides […]
October 26, 2022

Mercury Emissions Reduction

Mercury and Air Toxins Standards (MATS) An undesirable byproduct of the burning of coal is mercury emissions. On average, elemental mercury constitutes approximately 0.17 ppm of […]
September 16, 2022

Is Flyash Dangerous?

Flyash: A result of Burning Coal Today about half of the energy produced in the U.S. is generated from burning coal. As a result, several byproducts […]
May 9, 2022

Acid Gas

What is Acid Gas? Acid gas is a mixture of hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide, with small amounts of hydrocarbon gases and usually water vapor (according to Science Direct). […]
December 22, 2020
wind and solar energy

The Cost of Going Green. Does the push for renewable energy sources make sense?

Early in American history scientists and naturalists grew concerned that America, and the world, were using natural resources faster than they could be replenished.  Largely because […]
June 29, 2020
Power generation plant with smokestack and blue sky

Net-Zero Emissions? What does it mean?

Net-Zero emissions have become a buzz phrase used by Presidential Candidates, state governments, and utilities as a goal to be achieved in the not too distant […]
May 15, 2020
Power Lines in front of setting sun

Static Var Compensators Supporting the Renewable Grid

Several states, including FCS’s home state of Maryland, have aggressive renewable energy goals.  As more renewable energy sources come online, more conventional sources (e.g., coal, natural […]