Mud cockle over harvesting sparks calls for quotas
Towering as one of the biggest industrial plants in the world, China’s giant smelter (Changanghui Niuyuan) has emerged as a key technology hub for a range of coal-fired power plants, including the most powerful in the world.
The plant, which is on the edge of Hubei province온라인 바카라 and can burn up to 9,600 tonnes of coal a year, supplies three million homes and the equivalent of 18,000 Boeing 747 aircraft, making it one of China’s most heavily used smelters.
The smelters in question are known for massive piles of ash. The ash flows in from the construction of old mines, while the water is sucked up from the ocean or rivers and pumped out in the form of effluent. The wastewater is often salty and contains sulphur.
Tanks filled with the black sludge are driven along the site’s 2km river system.
One of the major challenges of the project is the size of the mine, the size of the wastewater-treatment plant needed to cope with it and the water-management problems posed by the sediment that flows down the river as a result of the effluent discharge. The latter may lead to serious water-quality issues for some watersheds.
As wit룰렛h most of the plants China has planned for its rapidly expanding coal industry, the power plant’s footprint will be heavily constrained.
On paper, the project will have only two sites, a 400MW coal plant in the central province of Hebei and a 50MW plant near the town of Dandong in southern Hubei province. The total power generated during China’s first year of operation is expected to reach 60MW.
The plants would need to have capacity of at least 400MW and produce at least 8,700MW, all on the grid. The water quality for the plants will need to be improved enough for them to meet Chinese laws on reducing waste as effectively as possible.
The Hubei provincial government’s environmental group called for the projects to be halted for another two to five years to “give the government time to improve the environment and the power plants and find the most effective solution”.
“The water treatment is just not high quality enough,” said Wu Xiaoli, the regional director for environmental affairs for the government-funded Hebei State Environmental Protection Bureau.
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