ESCATAWPA, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Power Co. officials say they are on track to complete the installation of two new scrubbers on time at Plant Daniel in Jackson County.
The Mississippi Press reports (http://bit.ly/1gVfA4A ) the overall project has a completion date of April 2016.
Mississippi Power officials say the flue gas desulfurization system, or scrubber, is needed to keep the plant's two coal-powered units running.
The investment is necessary to comply with changes to federal environmental regulations and the Clean Air Act.
The scrubber will remove up to 95 percent of sulfur dioxide and other emissions from flue gas by mixing it with water and limestone.
The resulting commercial-grade calcium sulfate gypsum will be sold for use in wallboard, cement and as an additive for soil to increase root mass and reduce soil erosion.
Informationfrom: The Mississippi Press, http://www.gulflive.com