SMM News: on the 6th, the central second ecological environment protection inspection team exposed that the adjustment and optimization of the coking industry in Shanxi Province was not enough, and that the coking capacity was "adjusted more and more", and it would be easy to take refuge in pollution control. The problems such as unorganized discharge of coke oven and excessive quenching water are very prominent.
In November 2018, the inspection team carried out a "look back" on Shanxi Province and co-ordinated the development of special inspectors for the prevention and control of air pollution. The inspection team pointed out that coking is an important industry in Shanxi Province, and in recent years, the coke output in Shanxi Province has remained at more than 80 million tons per year, ranking first in the country. In the first round of feedback from central environmental protection inspectors in 2017, it has been pointed out that the adjustment and reorganization of coking capacity in Shanxi Province has not been promoted for many years. For this reason, the rectification and reform plan of Shanxi Province is clear, strengthen the integration of the coking industry, and ensure the stability of the coking industry to meet the emission standards by the end of 2017.
The State Council's "three-year Action Plan to win the Blue Sky Defense War" clearly proposes that new capacity such as coking is strictly prohibited in key areas. The "look back" found that Shanxi Province coking capacity expansion impulse is still strong. The process of promoting the construction of large machinery and coke and improving the equipment level of the industry in Shanxi Province is also a process of allowing a new round of expansion of coking capacity.
The inspection team pointed out that the Shanxi Provincial Economic and Information Department approved the province's coking capacity of 187.94 million tons in 2009 and actually completed 147.68 million tons by September 2018. Shanxi Province regards the capacity gap as the capacity replacement index for new and expanded coking projects. At a time when other provinces are vigorously promoting the elimination and transformation of independent coking enterprises, these reserved capacity indicators in Shanxi Province are being released at an accelerated pace. It has been verified that eight coking projects are currently under construction in Shanxi Province, involving an additional capacity of 10.7 million tons, and 10 proposed projects, involving a production capacity of 13.36 million tons. On the one hand, the utilization rate of coking capacity in the province in recent years is less than 60%, on the other hand, it has accelerated the capacity expansion of the coking industry, and the adjustment of industrial structure has fallen into a strange circle of "more and more adjustment".
At the same time, the inspection team pointed out that in the process of promoting the overall standard treatment of the coking industry, Shanxi Province has neglected to manage the unorganized discharge of coke oven and excessive quenching water, and the pollution problem of coking industry is very prominent. The inspection team extracted coke quenching water from 14 coking enterprises in Taiyuan, Jinzhong, Linfen, Lv Liang, Changzhi, Yuncheng, and other places. 12 of them exceeded the standard, of which 10 volatile phenols exceeded the standard, with an average of 174.3 times exceeding the standard. A large number of pollutants are converted into gaseous emissions. For example, some of the wastewater from Loufan Dongsheng Coal Coke Co., Ltd., Shanxi Yinyan Group, directly extinguished coke without treatment. The concentration of NH nitrogen was 986mg / L, 38.4 times higher than the standard, and the concentration of volatile phenol was 425mg / L, 849times higher than the standard.
According to the analysis of the inspection team, the development and reform of Shanxi Province and other departments and relevant prefectures and cities do not pay enough attention to the feedback of the central environmental protection inspectors, and are not determined to fight a good battle for the prevention and control of pollution in the coking industry and to promote transformation and upgrading. The problems of industrial structure and distribution pollution are still prominent. As the competent departments of the industry, the economic and information departments at all levels in Shanxi Province have not performed their duties well, the supervision of the ecological environment departments at all levels is weak, and the pollution problem of the coking industry has not been effectively solved.