Biomass such as plant matter (typically waste wood, wood chips, dead trees etc) can be burned in an incinerator to produce electricity and/or heat.
Steam turbines or gasification plants use the heat / steam from incinertors to produce electricity to power stand-alone industrial processes, or to be fed back into the national grid.
During the incineration process, ash residue and greenhouse gases are generated within the waste gas, for which emissions to atmosphere must be reduced to below legal air quality standards. In Australia, air quality standards are set by the National Environment Protection Council (NEPC); however monitoring and enforcement is carried out by State/Territory agencies.
Luhr Filter provides Air Pollution Control Technology to reduce emissions from Biomass plants well below those set by the NEPC. Through our custom designed dry absorption processes, using a range of additives –such as Activated Carbon, Ca(OH)2, CaCO3, Na2CO3, NaHCO3 etc – and specialised gas conditioning equipment, we reduce waste gas temperatures to the ideal levels for chemical reaction with absorption reagents. Patented equipment such as the Luhr Conditioning Rotor, ensure ideal reaction conditions with the additives. Additionally the Luhr KUV additive recirculation system ensures fully efficient use of additive material, vastly reducing plant operating costs. The specialised range of Luhr Flat Bag Filters ensures the collection of ash residue and spent additive, prior to the treated gases being released to atmosphere.
Luhr Filter has accumulated a wealth of experience on many successful plant installations within the Biomass Industry across the UK, Europe and the United States.