Quality of air
The hydrogen sulphide abatement unit at the Hellisheidi geothermal power plant filters out up to 75% of the hydrogen sulphide and about 30% of the carbon dioxide from the plant’s emissions. This reduces gas emissions in the atmosphere and the likelihood of hydrogen sulphide concentrations exceeding established limits in populated areas.
The health authorities in the capital area and South Iceland monitor the quality of the air in their jurisdictions with, among other things, automated measurements. We participate in this monitoring of air quality, particularly with regard to the concentration of hydrogen sulphide in the atmosphere.