TC Chemistry


In the Technical Committee Chemistry all chemical aspects of power plant operation are discussed. This includes:
  • Recommendations for chemical aspects in the scope of fossil-fired power plant operation
    • Water-Steam Chemistry
    • Co-firing and new fuels
    • Cooling water system
    • Chemistry of flue gas cleaning systems
    • Cycling operation
    • Special items
  • Recommendations for chemical aspects in the scope of nuclear power plant operation
  • Advising, initiation and supervising of research projects in connection with chemical questions
  • Evaluation of new technological developments especially in the scope of flue gas cleaning chemistry and water treatment concerning its applicability for power plant operation
  • Evaluation of the effects of water pollution especially of organic nature on the water steam cycle in thermal power plants
  • Developing and revising of VGB-Standards
  • Organization of conferences and seminars


  • Advice in the area of water steam cycles
  • Advice in the area of cooling water cycles
  • Advice in the area of water treatment

Current Topics

  • VGB Conference "Chemistry in Power Plants 2018"
    24/25 October 2018 in Magdeburg, Germany
  • Elaboration and updating of VGB-Standards
    • Tasks and methods of condensate polishing
      VGB-S-412-00-2012-09-DE (formerly VGB-M 412 L), Third Edition 2012
    • Damage from Ingress of Impurities into Water-Steam Circuits and Its Avoidance
      VGB-M413Le (under revision)
    • Organic Matter and Dissolved Carbon Dioxide in the Steam Water Circuit of Power Plant
      VGB-M418Le, First Edidition 2002
    • Feed Water, Boiler Water and Steam Quality for Power Plants / Industrial Plants
      VGB-S-010-T-00;2011-12.EN (formerly VGB-R 450 Le), Third Edition 2011

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