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Main Title Design of a Graphite Element Drop-Tube Reactor System for Study of SO2 Removal by Injected Limestone Sorbents.
Author Gullett, B. K. ; Snow, G. C. ; Blom, J. A. ; Kirchgessner, D. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab. ;Acurex Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/273;
Stock Number PB87-166682
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Sulfur dioxide ; Sorbents ; Limestone ; Design ; Reprints ; Drop tube reactors ; Stationary sources
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-166682 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 8p
The article describes the design and operation of a graphite element drop-tube reactor system for a study of the fundamental mechanisms and reaction rates of SO2 removal by high-temperature injection of limestone-based sorbents. The reactor system is designed for laminar flow in an environment that allows for control of reaction temperature, sorbent particle residence time, and atmosphere composition. The sorbent injection system allows variable feed rates to as low as 1 mg/min. for particles as small as 1 micrometer in diameter. The water-cooled sorbent collection system arrests the high-temperature reaction upon capture and allows analysis of the sorbent's efficiency of SO2 capture and in situ particle size distribution. The results presented show the reactivity of different types of sorbents at varying conditions of system operation.