Huge Growth Predicted for FGD in Asia
The Asia-Pacific Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) market is expected to witness substantial growth, the main reason being that the use of coal in electricity generation. The coal-fired power plant tends to have high sulphur content so burning it causes sulphur dioxide to be released. The FGD technology removes this from emissions. FGD systems are also used to reduce SO2 emissions from process plants such as smelters, acid plants, refineries, and pulp and paper mills.
The Asia-Pacific flue gas desulphurization (FGD) market constitutes 60.3% of the global flue gas desulphurization (FGD) market. The large share is attributed to the rising government regulations regarding stringent emissions. These rigid regulations force industry players to install and upgrade flue gas desulphurization (FGD) systems in their manufacturing plants. This thereby influences the growth of flue gas desulphurization (FGD) market.
The FGD technology is based on a chemical reaction that occurs when the warm exhaust gases from the industries come in contact with limestone. This reaction removes 92% of the sulphur dioxide from the flue gas and converts the limestone into calcium sulphite.