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Main Title Cost benefits associated with the use of physically cleaned coal /
Author Isaacs, G. A. ; Isa cs, G. A. ; Ressl, R. A. ; Spaite., P. W.
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Author Title of a Work
Ressl, R. A.
Spaite, Paul W.
CORP Author Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Research Triangle Park, N.C.)
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; National Technical Information Service [distributor],
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA 600-7-80-105; EPA-68-02-2603
Stock Number PB81-113953
OCLC Number 07608690
Subjects Coal--Desulfurization--Economic aspects--United States. ; Coal washing--Economic aspects--United States. ; Coal-fired power plants--Economic aspects--United States.
Additional Subjects Coal--Desulphurization--Economic aspects--United States ; Coal washing--Economic aspects--United States ; Coal-fired power plants--Economic aspects--United States ; Coal preparation ; Benefit cost analysis ; Electric power plants ; Desulfurization ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Sulfur dioxide ; Boilers ; Cost analysis ; Air pollution abatement ; Physical treatment
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-80-105 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/02/2018
EJED  EPA 600/7-80-105 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKBD  EPA-600/7-80-105 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/23/2004
ESAD  EPA 600-7-80-105 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB81-113953 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 115 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report identifies and quantifies several benefits associated with the use of physically cleaned coal in the operation of utility electric power plants. The benefits occur in: coal and ash handling, boiler operation, and gas handling and cleaning. Cleaning removes sulfur from the coal, thus reducing the emission of SO2 into the atmosphere. In most cases, however, the power plant must install supplemental control equipment to reduce emissions enough for compliance with environmental regulations. The cost of this supplemental equipment is less than the cost of a control system for use with uncleaned coal, but the cost decrement is usually insufficient to offset coal cleaning costs. Typically, however, the total of all benefits addressed in the report exceeds the cost of cleaning the coal. In a typical case, the cost of coal cleaning is $4.85 per ton of cleaned coal; whereas, total benefits associated with cleaning the coal are $7.20 per ton of cleaned coal. The report recommends additional projects aimed at quantifying coal cleaning benefits, and presents an annotated bibliography of related studies.
"PEDCo Environmental, Inc." "May 1980." Includes bibliographical references (pages 52-53). "EPA 600-7-80-105." Cover title. "Contract no. 68-02-2603, task no. 31, program element no. EHE623A."