Xuan Zhang1, Xiu-yan Wang1, Zhi-peng Bai 1,2, Bin Han1

  • 1 College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin, 300071, China
  • 2 Chinese Academy of Environmental Sciences, Beijing 100012, China

Received: June 8, 2012
Revised: November 1, 2012
Accepted: November 1, 2012
Download Citation: ||https://doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.2012.06.0144  

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Zhang, X., Wang, X.y., Bai, Z.p. and Han, B. (2013). Co-Benefits of Integrating PM10 and CO2 Reduction in an Electricity Industry in Tianjin, China. Aerosol Air Qual. Res. 13: 756-770. https://doi.org/10.4209/aaqr.2012.06.0144



Based on the actual PM10 and CO2 emissions in 2010, and the projected situation in 2015, this study assesses the co-benefits of the Local Air Particulate Matter (LAP) reduction plan and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) control plan in a coal-fired power industry in Tianjin, China. This co-benefit analysis used the Ambient Least Cost Model (ALC) to estimate PM10 and CO2 emission reduction and cost, then developed a PM10 and CO2 control technologies inventory. The results show that a rebuilt bag-house precipitator in 300 MW units is most cost-effective method of reducing PM10 emissions in a thermal power plant. In contrast, CCS-MEA is the most effective option for reducing CO2 emissions in the existing plant. The results of the cost-benefit analysis indicated that using a Nuclear Power plant is the most cost effective way to reduce PM10 and CO2 emissions at the same time, but IGCC is a safer choice for Tianjin. The integrated environmental strategy (IES) scenario presented in this work makes it possible to reduce CO2 emissions by 28,095,386 t and PM10 emissions by 35,930.73 t, at a cost of 9.69 billion Yuan from 2010 to 2015, which is better than both suggested targets (ST) for PM10 and CO2 during the Twelfth Five-Year Plan.

Keywords: PM10 reduction potential; CO2 reduction; Cost-benefit analysis; Co-benefits

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