These new technologies will achieve higher efficiencies, consume less energy, capture multiple pollutants and generate more valuable byproducts. Forecasts by system type are included in the McIlvaine report FGD World Markets. 

Power plants will spend $4 billion for new FGD systems this year, reports McIlvaine, and they will spend $18 billion to operate and maintain over 1.6 million MW of installed systems. Many of these systems are either obsolete or unable to meet the latest environmental requirements. In some cases, corrosion has been extreme and major replacements of segments are necessary.

  • Flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) systems require corrosion resistant materials such as fibre reinforced plastics (FRP) for applications including pipework, vessels and chimney liners. See: Market for FRP grows in the power industry.