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Main Title Definitive SOx control process evaluations : limestone, lime, and magnesia FGD processes /
Author Anderson, K. D. ; Barrier, J. W. ; O'Brien, W. E. ; Tomlinson, S. V.
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Anderson, K. D.
CORP Author Tennessee Valley Authority, Muscle Shoals, AL. Emission Control Development Projects.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher The Office ; National Technical Information Service [distributor],
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA/600-7-80-001; TVA ECDP B-7
Stock Number PB80-196314
OCLC Number 07410775
Subjects Flue gases--Desulfurization ; Sulfur compounds--Environmental aspects ; Flue gases--Desulphurization ; Sulphur compounds--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Sulfur oxides ; Solid waste disposal ; Slurries ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Byproducts ; Recirculation ; Cost analysis ; Capitalized costs ; Operating costs ; Calcium oxides ; Flue gases ; Limestone scrubbing ; Waste recycling ; Magnesium oxide scrubbing ; Flue gas desulfurization ; Wet methods
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EKBD  EPA-600/7-80-001 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/09/2004
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-80-001 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-7-80-001 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-196314 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xxix, 296 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives economic and ground-to-ground energy evaluations of limestone slurry, lime slurry, and magnesia (producing sulfuric acid) flue gas desulfurization (FGD) processes. The lime slurry process, using purchased lime and lime calcined onsite, remains lower in capital investment (90 $/kW for the base-case 500-MW power plant burning 3.5% sulfur coal) than the limestone slurry process (98 $/kW). The limestone slurry process remains lower in annual revenue requirements (4.02 mills/kWh) than the lime slurry process (4.25 mills/kWh). The magnesia process is about one-third higher in capital investment (132 $/kW) and one-fourth high in annual revenue requirements (5.05 mills/kWh including credit for acid sales) than the limestone slurry process, because of absorbent-recovery and acid-producing complexities. The lime slurry process using purchased lime is more economical than the limestone slurry process at low absorbent consumption rates (below about 200 MW or 2% sulfur coal). Onsite lime calcination becomes economical compared to purchased lime for larger power plants and higher coal sulfur levels (about 1000 MW with 3.5% sulfur coal, 750 MW with 5% sulfur coal). The limestone slurry process has the lowest overall (raw material, FGD, and disposal) energy requirements (26% less than lime and 30% less than magnesia).
"TVA, Office of Power, Emission Control Development Projects." "Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Environmental Engineering and Technology." "January 1980." Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-169). "EPA-IAG-D9-E721-B1 and TV-41967A." "EPA/600-7-80-001." "Program element no. INE624A." "TVA ECDP B-7."