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Optimizing Power Boiler Hot Gas Filtration Using High Performance Filter Media

Environment One,  Steve Kilmartin , Webinar, Webcast Experts, Hydrogen Cooled Turbo Generator



Many coal-fired generating plants are struggling to compete with low cost gas-fired generation while adhering to emission regulations such as Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). Coal-fired power plants utilizing a baghouse are realizing that choosing the correct filter media will maximize performance, increase filter life, reduce unit downtime and maintenance costs. With so many different types of baghouse filter fabrics and treatment options to choose from, it is important to know which is the best fit for your baghouse design and operating conditions.

Evonik’s P84® Polyimide fiber provides a proven high-temperature filter media option. In this webinar, Nathan Schindler and Florin Popovici will cover, specifically, how choosing the right filter media for your coal-fired boiler can reduce your operating costs, increase your bag life, and increase your reliability.

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This informative webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Cost effective filter media selection for coal-fired utility boilers

  • Efficiency advantages of choosing the right filter media in reducing emissions of vapor and gas phase constituents

  • Operating cost and lost opportunity costs associated with selecting the wrong filter media

  • Evonik’s P84®, comparative filter media case studies

    • 225 MW United States Power Plant

    • 1,980 MW South African Power Plant

    • 3,450 MW South African Power Plant

Specific questions to be addressed include:

  • What are the key differences between conventional fibers and Evonik’s P84®?

  • How do I meet MATS and other emission requirements without sacrificing efficiency?

  • How does reduced pressure drop and ΔP recovery translate into lower operating costs?

  • How does the proper filtration decision prevent unit derate?

  • How does sorbent injection impact baghouse performance and bag media selection?

The webinar will help power plant operators identify and determine the most suitable filter media solution for your filtration specifications.

Who should attend:

  • Owners and Operators of Baghouses

  • Plant Managers and Engineers

  • Maintenance Personnel

  • Bag Manufacturers

  • Baghouse OEM’s

  • AE’s / EPC’s



Nathan Schindler | US Technical Sales Manager | Evonik Corporation

Steve Kilmartin , Environment One, EOne

Nathan Schindler has twenty years of experience in all aspects of the combustion and air pollution emission control technologies, including sales, contract negotiation, estimating, project management, product development, legal issues, and field service solutions.  Nathan has a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics from Fairfield University.  He also has law degree from UConn with a certificate in Intellectual Property Studies.  Prior to working for Evonik Corporation, he served for six years as the Aftermarket Sales Manager/Product Manager for Peerless Mfg. Co. / Combustion Components Associates, Inc.  He was responsible for sales of all combustion upgrades, retrofits, services, and spares within the division. Previously responsible for commercial development of fuel conversion market, including customer development, proposal drafting, estimating, project oversight, and product development.  He began his career at Combustion Components Associates in, Inc in 2002 as a design engineer and previously worked for John Zink Co., LLC as a project engineer.


Florin Popovici | Principal Consultant | Emission Control Engineering Consulting SRL CR


Florin Popovici is an international Emission Control Technology Consultant. He was born in Bucharest, Romania, where he completed his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Degree with the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest. In 1991 he joined Eskom South Africa as an engineer in charge with the emission control equipment at Arnot Power Station. In 1995, he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management with the University of South Africa. From 1998 to 2004, he coordinated the bag filter research and services group at Eskom Technology Services International in South Africa and from 2004 to 2006, he was in charge with the engineering services at Beier Albany, finalizing new and upgrade projects related to bag houses. Since 2006, he operates as an Emission Control Technology Consultant, assisting various companies in the filtration fibers, filter materials and bag filter technology. He is a registered professional engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa. Florin is a regular presenter at international events: VGB – Flue Gas Cleaning Europe, APC Reinhold – USA, Dry Scrubber Users Association – USA, IEEE – USA, Coal Gen Europe, Cement Filtration Round Tables in South Africa and Tanzania, Coal Fired Boiler Filtration Round Table Australia, etc.


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