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Main Title Survey of flue gas desulfurization systems : Reid Gardner Station, Nevada Power Co. /
Author Gerstle, Richard W. ; Isaacs., Gerald A.
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Author Title of a Work
Isaacs, G. A.
CORP Author PEDCo-Environmental Specialists, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; Distributed by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA 650-2-75-057-j; EPA-68-02-1321; EPA-ROAP-21AXC-130
Stock Number PB-246 852
OCLC Number 04739815
Subjects Flue gases--Desulfurization. ; Flue gases--Desulphurization
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Flue gases ; Electric power plants ; Sulfur dioxide ; Particles ; Coal ; Combustion products ; Absorbers(Equipment) ; Scrubbers ; Columns(Process engineering) ; Cost effectiveness ; Solid waste disposal ; Sodium carbonate ; Nevada ; Venturi separators
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 650-2-75-057-j Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/14/2014
ELBD RPS EPA 650-2-75-057j repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/2020
NTIS  PB-246 852 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 50 pages in various pagings : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report gives results of a survey of flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems to control SO2 and particulate emissions from two existing 125 MW generating units at Nevada Power Company's Reid Gardner Station. Two additional 125 MW units, originally planned for installation in 1976 and 1977, are to incorporate similar FGD equipment. (Installation of the second new unit has been postponed indefinitely.) The FGD systems utilize a sodium carbonate scrubbing process. The systems, placed in operation in April 1974, did not meet SO2 and particulate performance guarantees during their first year of operation. Each system utilizes twin parallel venturis followed by an absorber tower. As of August 1, 1975, System 1 had operated for 3814 hours and System 2, for 2947 hours. Potential availabilities for the systems seem to be near 100 percent, but the plant has not had access to an adequate supply of trona, a sodium carbonate ore that constitutes the scrubbing medium. Alternate sodium carbonate sources were secured recently.
Errata sheet inserted. Contract no. 68-02-1321, Task 6j. ROAP no. 21AXC-130. Program element no. 1AB013.