Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2007, Volume 10, Issue 19+20

Reducing of CO2 Emission Released from Fossil Fuel Power Plants by Exhaust Gas Treatment

Elena David *

National Institute of Cryogenics & Isotopic Technologies, Rm. Valcea

*Corresponding author: Elena David, e-mail:

Published: October 2007


The emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other pollutants which result from burning fossil fuels has been identified as the major contributor to global warming and climate change. However, for the immediate term over the next 10 – 20 years at least, the world will continue to rely on fossil fuels as the source of primary energy. The challenge for the fossil fuel industry is to find cost-effective solutions that will reduce the release of CO2 and other pollutants into the atmosphere.The focus of this paper is on the ability to treat the exhaust gas from fossil fuel power plants in order to capture and store the CO2   and remove other pollutants such as SOx and NOx which are released in atmosphere. In summary, capture/separation costs represent the largest financial impediment for this types of plants. Hence, efficient, cost-effective capture/separation technologies will need to be developed to allow their large-scale use.


Exhaust gas, fossil fuel, treatment technologies, carbon dioxide, separation process, pressure swing adsorption, pollutant reduction.

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