Catalytic converters for coal power stations?

19 June 2011


Power stations are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions



Do coal or natural gas powered power plants use catalytic converter technology to reduce the pollution of their exhaust? If not, why not?


Joe - Well, catalysts generally don't change chemistry. They only drive it at accelerated speeds to the same end. When a power plant operates perfectly it does achieve complete combustion. So, a catalytic converter may be good for making carbon monoxide into truly carbon dioxide. It's still carbon dioxide at the end of it so you can't clean up with that fashion. You can only change it from a gaseous form into a mineralised form or into some other form. You have to change state.


natural gas+oxygen=carbon dioxide,an essential product for the plants.the main difference between natural gas and coal,what a price.what 2019 and me think should an exist technology how to produce cleare 99,9percent carbon bricets,what would possible to use even at the big sities,without polliution to atmosther.pretty sure.

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