Magnesia FGD outlet to close

By Mike O'Driscoll
Published: Tuesday, 08 December 2009

Closure of Exelon Philadelphia power units in 2011 marks end of magnesia use in FGD

Unwelcome news for the US caustic calcined magnesia (CCM) market comes with the announcement by Exelon Power that it is to permanently retire coal-fired units at two of its plants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which, uniquely for the USA, consume a significant volume of CCM in their flue gas desulphurisation (FGD)...

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