chapter  18
Membranes in Power Generation: A Review of Current Uses and Emerging Applications
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The production of electricity is one of the largest-scale industrial activities. Electricity can be generated from a variety of fuels, but the current mix heavily emphasizes coal and natural gas (NG). The process involves a number of steps, and separation technologies are needed to condition fuel, air, and water inputs, as well as control emissions and pollutants in waste streams.