Pollution Research Paper

Vol. 35, Issue 1, 2016; Page No.(127-130 )

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THERMAL POWER PLANTS- CO2 EMISSION AND CONTROL

DHRITI MISHRA, RICHA TIWARI AND A.K. DWIVEDI

Abstract

In general, there are many types of power generating sources available in India; among all thermal power plants is the most economical and widely used source of power. Around 66% (Sarath et al. 2014) of electricity generation in our country is produced from coal fired thermal power plants. Coal is primarily composed of carbon, along with a range of other elements, particularly sulphur (The Industrial Heritage of Britain, 2015). The burning of coal in thermal power plants can have many bad effects on both humans and the environment. Coal plants are the nation’s top source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the primary cause of global warming. In this research work, our main emphasis is calculating CO2 emission from thermal power plants stacks. In order to identify all possible effects of proposed project, environmental impact assessment is required prior to installation of any thermal power plant. Various mitigation measures for the control of pollution caused by thermal power plants along with some new technologies are discussed.

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