Environment

Projects:

FGD Inlet Ductwork

FGD Inlet Ductwork

THE PROBLEM R.M Schahfer Units 17 & 18 are Combustion Engineering (CE) tangential firing PC boilers with net full load output of 361 MW. They currently burn Illinois bituminous fuel and are equipped with limestone wet flue gas desulfurization…
Power Plant FGD Training Model

Power Plant FGD Training Model

Simulation and Visualization of a Power Plant FGD Unit THE PROBLEM NIPSCO has two new Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) systems at its Schahfer Generating Station.  The FGD systems are designed to remove SO2 from flue gas generated by the boiler. …
Venturi Scrubber

Venturi Scrubber

THE PROBLEM A venturi scrubber is a device which utilizes liquid to remove fine particulates from gaseous streams. ArcelorMittal USA has developed a pollution control process using venturi scrubber for removal of particulates from the exhaust…
Virtual Groundwater

Virtual Groundwater

Simulating Solute Transport in Groundwater THE PROBLEM Groundwater, as the major contributor to the fresh water resource, has been contaminated by agricultural and industrial activities in recent years. However, it is extremely difficult to…
Wind Flow Simulations

Wind Flow Simulations

INTRODUCTION Wind energy, as one of the cleanest renewable energy, is becoming increasingly important. Both the installed wind power and the generated energy are increasing by 30% per year world-wide. Economical performance of a wind turbine is determined…
Wind Turbine Simulator

Wind Turbine Simulator

THE PROBLEM A lack of trained wind energy professionals exist qualified to develop and maintain the increasing number of wind turbines across the country. Further, effective training of new technicians is obstructed by a disconnect between theoretical…