Technical Improvement of Air Pollution Through Fossil Power Plant Waste Management

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Sarmad Dashti Latif 1

1. Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Selangor 43000, Malaysia

* Corresponding author.


Received: 6 May 2020 / Revised: 6 Jun. 2020 / Accepted: 23 Jul. 2020 / Published: 8 Aug. 2020

Index Terms

Fly Ash, Fossil Power Plant, Waste Management


Fly ash was generally released into the atmosphere in the past, but standards for air pollution control now require that it be captured before release by fitting pollution control equipment. During this process, there are many wastes for example ash and fly ash which is a waste. It is invisible, it has a nasty, and sharp smell. It affects human health when it is breathed in. It irritates the airways to cause coughing and shortness of breath. About 99% of the ash and fly ash in the air comes from human sources. The objective of this study is to reduce wastes and manage it. This project shows two different ways of waste management for two different locations which are Lukut, Malaysia, and Hanau, Germany. Both systems have advantages and disadvantages. The ash pond offers cheap costs and an easy process but exposes the fly ash and its sometimes-hazardous components to the environment. The electrostatic filter acquires more knowledge and is higher in Installation costs, but keeps fly ashes safe in a closed process the electrostatic filter seems to be more environmentally friendly and sustainable. The finding shows that this treatment was successful in reducing the wastes and managing it.

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Sarmad Dashti Latif, " Technical Improvement of Air Pollution Through Fossil Power Plant Waste Management ", International Journal of Engineering and Manufacturing (IJEM), Vol.10, No.4, pp.43-53, 2020. DOI: 10.5815/ijem.2020.04.04


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