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Main Title Potential abatement production and marketing of byproduct sulfuric acid in the U.S. /
Author Bucy, J. I. ; Torstrick, R. L. ; Anders, W. L. ; Nevins, J. L. ; Corrigan., P. A. ;
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Bucy, J. I.
CORP Author Tennessee Valley Authority, Muscle Shoals, Ala. Office of Agricultural and Chemical Development.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-070; TVA-BULL-Y-122
Stock Number PB-284 200
OCLC Number 04305647
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Sulfuric acid industry--By-products ; Sulfur industry--By-products ; Pollution ; Sulphuric acid industry--By-products ; Sulphur industry--By-products
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Sulfur ; Sulfuric acid ; Electric power plants ; Solid waste disposal ; Market research ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Boilers ; Cost analysis ; Mathematical models ; Marketing ; Byproducts ; Substitutes ; Scrubbers ; Coal preparation ; Regulations ; Sulfur oxides ; Flue gases ; Limestone ; Fertilizers ; Smelters ; Waste recycling ; Air pollution abatement ; Liquid wastes
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-070 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/15/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-070 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/05/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-070 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-284 200 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xxxvi, 231 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of an evaluation of the market potential for sulfur and sulfuric acid byproducts of combustion in power plant boilers. (Air quality regulations require control of SOx emissions from power plant boilers. Recovery of sulfur in useful form would avoid waste disposal and conserve natural sulfur and natural gas used to mine sulfur.) A cost model was developed to estimate the least-cost compliance method from three alternatives: selecting a clean fuel strategy, selecting a limestone-throwaway scrubbing technology, or selecting a sulfuric acid or sulfur-producing scrubbing technology. For plants where production of byproducts was the economic choice, a market simulation model was used to evaluate distribution of byproducts in competition with existing markets. Significant amounts of sulfuric acid could be produced from SOx in power plant flue gas and sold in competitive markets.
EPA Interagency agreement D8-E721-BJ(TV-41967A), program element no. EHE624A. Issued Apr. 1978. Includes bibliographical references.