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Main Title Potential production and marketing of FGD byproduct sulfur and sulfuric acid in the U.S. : (1983 projection) /
Author O'Brien, W. E. ; Anders, W. L.
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Anders, W. L.
CORP Author Tennessee Valley Authority, Muscle Shoals, AL. Emission Control Development Projects.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; Tennessee Valley Authority, Office of Power, Emission Control Development Projects ; National Technical Information Service [distributor,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-106; ECDP B-1
Stock Number PB-299 205
OCLC Number 06268269
Subjects Flue gases--Desulfurization--By-products ; Sulfur industry--Economic aspects--United States ; Sulfuric acid industry--Economic aspects--United States ; Flue gases--Desulphurization--By-products ; Sulphur industry--Economic aspects--United States ; Sulphuric acid industry--Economic aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Sulfuric acid ; Sulfur ; Byproducts ; Flue gases ; Electric power plants ; Scrubbers ; Calcium oxides ; Limestone ; Marketing ; Sulfur oxides ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Cost analysis ; Coal fired power plants ; Waste recycling
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-106 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/03/2013
EJBD  EPA 600-7-79-106 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/19/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-106 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/19/2003
NTIS  PB-299 205 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 44 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report updates to 1983 a 1978-base, computerized marketing evaluation of sulfur and H2SO4 as flue gas desulfurization (FGD) byproducts from U.S. coal-burning power plants. Least-costs of compliance were calculated using comparisons of clean fuel with 50 cents and 70 cents/million Btu premiums, limestone scrubbing, and scrubbing systems with byproduct sulfur and H2SO4 production. Market potential of sales to sulfur-burning H2SO4 plants was also determined. At the 50 cent premium, H2SO4 production was the least-cost method at five plants, four of which had combined sales of 800,000 tons/yr. At the 70 cent premium, H2SO4 production was the least-cost method at 26 plants, 7 of which had sales totaling 1.2 million tons. New boilers coming online by 1983 accounted for 60% of the sales. Market potential was relatively insensitive to sulfur price. Sulfur production was not selected at any plant, but reduction of total FGD costs by 3-25% would make it competitive with sulfur delivered from Port Sulphur at 16 plants with a total production of 266,000 tons. Results indicate the need of a longer time projection and continued updating of the model data bases.
"April 1979." Includes bibliographical references (p. 23-24). "Interagency agreement no. D9-E721-BJ, program element no. INE624A." "ECDP B-1."