Air Pollution Control Equipment Services, Emissions

Robbins plant meets EPA emissions goals

Issue 4 and Volume 101.

Robbins plant meets EPA emissions goals

Foster Wheeler Power Systems Inc. has announced commercial start up of its Robbins Recycling and Waste-to-Energy Facility, the first such plant in the United States to process refuse-derived fuel in a circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) boiler combustor, and the largest integrated facility of its kind in the world.

Air quality tests supervised by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in conjunction with the start-up of commercial operation have shown the plant to perform significantly better than required by state regulations. The facility, built at a cost of about $385 million, is performing even better than the more stringent emission guidelines proposed in 1995 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The plant is designed to process 1,200 tons of refuse per day.