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Reviewed P2 Options
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Chemical Manufacturing - Boiler and Steam System Process

Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.

Reviewed Chemical Manufacturing - Boiler and Steam System Options

Following are a list of options that have been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. These options have worked at other facilities and may work at yours.

 

Replace coil

Replace coil, investigate alternative designs.
 

Use existing steam

Use existing steam superheat.
 

Cogeneration from 'waste' heat

Consider cogeneration options for generating electricity or using "waste" heat. Or, conversely using waste heat from electrical generation to produce steam.
 

Continuously monitor and control water chemistry

Continuously monitoring & controlling water chemistry reduces water treatment chemical use and improves performance.
 

Monitor stack gases

By monitoring stack gases, inputs to boilers can be adjusted for optimum efficiency.
 

Monitor & Repair Steam Leaks

Develop a maintenance program to test for and fix steam leaks.
 

Maintain steam traps

Inspect and repair steam traps
 

Insulate steam lines

Insulate steam distribution and condensate return lines
 

Improve boiler combustion efficiency

Improve boiler combustion efficiency
 

Minimize boiler blowdown

Minimize boiler blowdown to save on treatment chemistry and wastewater generation
 

Recover waste heat

Use feedwater economizers for waste heat recovery
 

Return condensate

Return hot condensate to the boiler to reduce the energy needed to heat fresh water.



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