GE's zero liquid discharge (ZLD) technology will enable Hebei Zhuozhou Jingyuan Thermal Power Plant Co Ltd to meet Chinese emissions and discharge limitations for new thermal power plants and enable the reuse of 99% of the FGD blowdown wastewater at the plant. The power plant’s wastewater will be recycled and used as makeup water.
The GE membrane and brine concentration technologies will be followed by crystallization to produce pure NaCl salt (sodium chloride).
The project is part of a plan for Hebei Zhuozhou Jingyuan Thermal Power Plant to relocate high-pollution plants out of Beijing’s urban areas. The new Jingneng Zhuozhou Power Plant will replace the existing Shijingshan Power Plant, which was decommissioned in March 2015.
The new plant, which is expected to enter commercial operation in May 2017, will be a demonstration ZLD power plant for China.