Flue Gas Desulphurisation studies
A potentially-important weapon in combatting airborne pollution, Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) facilities are increasingly being proposed for existing and new power plants. FGD can, however, have environmental impacts of its own, so it is essential that the ecological effects of proposed FGD plants are thoroughly studied to ensure that the best environmental solution is applied.
Pisces Conservation were asked to assess the feasibility, benefits, and potential impacts of FGD plant retro-fitted to 3 major power plants in Wales, Oxfordshire and Northern Ireland. Each plant was in an area of some considerable ecological value, so it was vital that all environmental issues were addressed, and compliance ensured with the full range of UK and EU regulations.
With over 50 years' combined experience working with the power industry, Pisces staff are uniquely placed to understand the complexities of power plant ecology. Pisces' huge library of power plant internal reports and grey literature provides a vast source of information on which to base sound commercial and ecological decisions.
Further information on our power plant-related work is available on our Power Station Effects website