Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 52 No. 2 (2015)   Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
    New Products

    Wide Air Quality Control System (AQCS) Product Line-up to Meet the Needs of Any Country World Wide

    Air Quality Control Systems Business Department,
    Business & Strategic Planning Headquarters,
    Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

    As is common knowledge, emissions from thermal power plants contain PM and SOx, and can cause problems such as acid rain and health damage. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary for power plants and factories to have environmental equipment for the removal of such air pollutants (i.e., electrostatic precipitator and desulfurization equipment). In Japan, environmental issues became serious from the 1960s, and to address these issues, emission regulations were progressively introduced and laid down stricter standards. The current regulations in effect have some of the most stringent criteria in the world. As a pioneer in developing flue gas treatment technologies, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has designed and supplied environmental equipment mainly for use at domestic/overseas thermal power plants, thus taking part in environmental conservation. Recently, environmental regulations are being reinforced in many countries. We are facing the challenge of adapting our Japan-developed advanced flue gas treatment technology in ways that suit the different conditions of flue gas based on the wide range of fuel supply situations and surrounding environment of relevant countries around the world, to be chosen as highly reliable technology.