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Main Title Fundamental studies of sorbent calcination and sulfation for SO2 control from coal-fired boilers : final report /
Author Cole, J. A. ; Clark, W. D. ; Heap, M. P. ; Kramlich, J. C. ; Samuelson, G. S.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Clark, W. D.
Heap, M. P.
Kramlich, J. C.
Samuelson, G. S.
CORP Author Energy and Environmental Research Corp., Irvine, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher GPO,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/7-85/027; EPA-68-02-3633
Stock Number PB85-221729
Subjects Coal-fired furnaces--Environmental aspects ; Sorbents--Testing ; Sulfur dioxide--Measurement ; Sulphur dioxide--Measurement
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Sorbents ; Boilers ; Roasting ; Sulfation ; Experimental design ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Particle size ; Sampling ; Particle size ; Physical properties ; High temperature tests ; Calcite ; Electric power plants ; Fly ash ; Surfaces ; Limestone ; Calcium hydroxide ; Coal fired power plants ; Limestone injection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-221729 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xv, 174 pages : illustrations
The report gives results of a laboratory-scale investigation of the reactivity of calcium-based sorbents for SO2 capture after calcination at furnace operating temperatures (1200-1950 C). This work was undertaken to provide fundamental information for developing SO2 emission control technology in pulverized-coal-fired utility boilers. Pulverized sorbents (< 100 micrometer diameter) were calcined by injection into a laboratory gas flame reactor. Experimental variables were time, temperature, gas composition, limestone type, and particle size. Samples were collected for analysis of surface area, extent of calcination, particle size distribution, and reactivity toward SO2. Particle heating, calcination, and surface area development occurred typically in 25-35 ms. Flyash materials reduced both the surface area and the SO2 reactivity of the sorbents tested: calcite was affected the most, and dolomite the least. An approximately linear correlation was found between SO2 reactivity and specific surface area which covered both limestones and limestone/mineral mixtures.
"Final report; 7/82 - 9/83." "June 1985." "EPA/600/7-85/027." Microfiche.