Increasing demand for electricity coupled with the stringent government regulations against emission of toxic gases in the atmosphere can have direct implications on the market for SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) systems used in coal fired plants. Moreover, the concerns related to energy security leading to installation of new coal fired power plants can also affect the demand for SCR systems in the near future. Due its low cost and easy availability coal is the most common source of fuel for power plants. However, the combustion of coal at higher temperature in the coal fired power plants releases oxides of nitrogen (NOX). The SCR systems convert the toxic oxides of nitrogen (NOX) into harmless nitrogen (N2) and water (H2O). The supportive government policies providing benefits in terms of incentives and tax benefits are likely to propel the use of SCR systems in the coal fired power plants.
The segmentation of the market for SCR systems used in coal fired power plants can be done on the basis of configuration and geography. On the basis of configuration the SCR systems can be classified into high dust SCR systems and tail end SCR systems. High dust SCR systems are the most common type of (NOX) reducing systems used in power plants and CHP applications (Combined Heat and Power). The tail end SCR systems are more compact in design and are mainly used as a means of reducing NOX in glass furnaces and waste incineration systems.
The SCR system reduces the NOX with the help of catalysts such as titanium oxide, zeolites, base metal catalysts and precious metals. Besides, the catalysts the SCR application also makes use of several reductants such as urea and anhydrous ammonia. In a power plant the SCR Unit is installed in between the air heater and the furnace economizer. A reductant such as ammonia is injected into the catalytic chamber with the help of ammonia injection grid.
The regional segmentation of the market for the SCR systems used in coal fired power plants can be done by indentifying the major countries that are engaged in the electricity production using coal fired power plants. The major countries include the United States, Mexico and Canada in North America. The Asia Pacific segment includes the countries such as India, China, Indonesia and Japan. Currently, India and China depends upon their local coal reserves as well as on the import from countries such as South Africa, Indonesia and Australia to fire their thermal power plants. The European countries region includes countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Germany and Poland. RoW (Rest of the World) segment of the market for SCR used in coal fired power plants includes the Middle East and African countries.
Increasing energy demand, stringent regulations against the emission of toxic gases, advancement in technologies and cheaper prices of coal as compared to oil and gas are the major drivers to the market for SCR systems used in coal fired power plants. Additional cost involved in installation of SCR systems and presence of alternative fuels are the major restraints to the market for SCR systems. Increasing industrialization leading to rise in power demand from the countries such as India, China and Brazil can act as the opportunities for the market of SCR systems used in the coal fired power plants.
Some of the key players in this market include companies such as ALSTOM, Duke Energy Corporation, Johnson Matthey and Cormetech, Inc.
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