This Capstone Project will produce an implementation plan that addresses the problem of low industrial water quality from the water treatment plant (WTP) for use in the thermal power plant - “Kosova B” (TPP-KB) in Kosovo. The project will have special importance because the quality of water is one of the most dominant problems in the TPP-KB. The problem of low industrial water quality is due to an old WTP system and manually controlled water treatment process. Since water in thermal power plants is transformed into steam, low quality water produces low quality steam. Low quality of steam causes foliation of turbine blades with moss or algae and may potentially cause boiler pipeline blockage. The Capstone Project will include a short introduction of my company - KEK; a description of the WTP process; the problem background, project description including the problem solving approach, research methods, project plan steps and plan evaluation; information about my Capstone Project Consultant; project findings; plan of work, timeline and budget; and conclusion with recommendations. Executing the implementation plan developed in this project will involve the replacement of old mechanical parts with new ones, replacement of old measurement devices with new ones, or adding more if necessary. It will also include the implementation of a visualized control system with computers in the WTP, the implementation of a training plan for the new technology, and new software for the visualized control system for the employees, which will be implemented after the project is finished. The anticipated outcomes will be high quality industrial water, rational usage of treatment chemicals used for water chemical treatment, visualized and online control of the industrial water process, and higher responsibility at work in WTP.
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Beqiri, Visar, "Assessment of a proposed project for improving the quality of industrial water for the thermal power plant - “Kosova B” : [presentation given May 20, 2009]" (2009). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
American University in Kosovo