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Water Impacts from Coal-Burning PowerPlants

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Energy, All Departmental Locations, All DOE Federal Offices
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  • Original Grant - Nov 5, 2004
Applications Due:

Nov 30, 2004

total funding: Not Available
max award: none
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: Yes
number of awards: Not Available
type of funding: Grant

NOTE: Please read the Master Funding OpportunityAnnouncement for completeevaluation criteria and instructions on how to prepare your application.https://e-center.doe.gov/iips/faopor.nsf/1be0f2271893ba198525644b006bc0be/7dd24fd3b334d11985256f32005c0821?OpenDocumentApplications which fit the following description should be submitted underthisfunding opportunity title of Water Impacts from Coal-Burning Power Plants(DE-PS26-05NT42244-07).Thermoelectric power generation is water intensive, requiring on average 25gallons of water per kWh produced. In fact, on a national basis,thermoelectric generation uses almost as much freshwater as doesirrigation.Most of the water is used for cooling the plant. Associated with plantcoolingis the consumption of water through evaporative loss from the coolingsystem.Constraints on freshwater resources and competition from other use sectors(e.g., agriculture, industrial, public, in-stream use) will challenge theNation?s ability to provide sufficient water to meet current and futurethermoelectric generation needs. In addition, coal-based electric powergeneration can impact water quality in terms of effluent discharges frompointand area sources such as ash and scrubber liquor ponds and scrubber. Inaddition, re-circulating cooling towers require the addition of biocidesandcorrosion inhibitors that may be released during blowdown operations.Grantapplications are sought to further research for improving water qualityassociated with coal-fired power generation in the following areas: (1) useofnon-traditional waters (e.g., grey water, mine water, produced water fromoiland gas extraction) for cooling; (2) novel approaches for reducingevaporativeloss from cooling towers; (3) innovative technology for recovering andreusingwater from power plant flue gases; (4) novel approaches for the removal ofmercury, other trace metals, and nitrogen compounds from ash and scrubberpondeffluents; (5) advanced water-related sensors and controls at power plantstominimize adverse impacts to water quality, and (6) novel approaches forremoving biocides from cooling tower blowdown.

Who can apply:

Anyone/General Public
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

University Coal Research

More Information:

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If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: JoAnn Zysk

Address Info:

U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy TechnologyLaboratory, 3610 Collins Ferry Road (MS-I07) P.O. Box 880 Morgantown, WV26507-0880

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