Environmental concerns: flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) & acid discharge

Pisces have worked on the environmental statements of a number of proposed flue gas desulphurisation schemes, using seawater and river water washing methods. These can result in the discharge of low pH water with elevated nitrate, phosphate and heavy metal levels. As well as the potential for harmful effects from contaminants, acutely low-pH water can affect aquatic life in a number of ways, including altering water chemistry, the irritation of sensitive tissues such as gill membranes, or by erosion of calcified shells and other structures.

The effects of these discharges need careful analysis; to find out how Pisces can help, please contact us.