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Main Title Survey of flue gas desulfurization systems : Will County Station, Commonwealth Edison Co. /
Author Laseke, Bernard A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kaplan, Norman.
CORP Author PEDCo-Environmental, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-048b; EPA-68-01-4147
Stock Number PB-281 105
OCLC Number 53712030
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Sulfur dioxide ; Fly ash ; Scrubbers ; Flue gases ; Electric power plants ; Calcium carbonates ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; pH ; Cost analysis ; Capitalized costs ; Operating costs ; Particles ; Process charting ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Solid waste disposal ; Illinois ; Coal fired power plants ; Venturi separators ; Limestone scrubbing
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-048b Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 11/28/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-048b Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-048B Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-281 105 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 61 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a second survey of the flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system on Unit 1 of Commonwealth Edison Co.'s Will County Station. The FGD system, started up in February 1972, uses a limestone slurry in two parallel scrubbing trains. Each train includes a venturi scrubber, sump, and two-stage sieve tray absorber for the control of fly ash and SO2. The flue gas cleaning wastes are stabilized with lime and collected fly ash and hauled away to an off-site disposal area. The FGD system operated as an SO2-removal unit from February 1972 to July 1977, treating flue gas from the combustion of low sulfur western coal, high sulfur Illinois coal, and blends of both. Experimental SO2-removal operations were concluded in July 1977. The scrubbing system remains in service removing fly ash from low sulfur western coal flue gas. Some SO2 is removed from the flue gas during particulate-removal operations because of the alkalinity of the collected fly ash and the limestone additive used for pH control of the scrubbing solution.
Project Officer: Norman Kaplan. PEDCo Environmental, Inc. "March 1978." "EPA-600/7-78-048b."