Technology for monitoring power plant water chemistry wins R&D 100 Award

SMART chemWORKS, developed by EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) and recognized as one of the 100 most technologically significant new products of the year, remotely monitors the water chemistry in power plants. It uses secure, real-time connections to the Internet to perform simulations of plant behavior and uses this information to “fingerprint” chemistry disturbances in the plants.

Oct. 19, 2000–BP said Thursday it is finalizing negotiations with a unit of Cinergy Corp. to build new gas-fired power and steam cogeneration facilities at its Texas City and Chocolate Bayou, Tex., refining and chemical sites. Combined, the existing assets and new facilities will produce 805 Mw of electricity and 3.5 million lb/ hr of steam and cut Houston area nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.

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