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Main Title Effect of SO2 emission requirements on fluidized-bed combustion systems : preliminary technical/economic assessment /
Author Newby, R. A. ; Ulerich, N. H. ; O'Neill, E. P. ; Ciliberti, D. F. ; Keairns, D. L. ;
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Author Title of a Work
Newby, Richard A.
CORP Author Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Research Triangle Park, N.C.)
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA/600-7-78-163; EPA-68-02-2132
Stock Number 22161
OCLC Number 04966167
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Sulfur dioxide ; Fluidization ; Combustion ; Sulphur dioxide
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Sulfur dioxide ; Fluidized bed processing ; Electric power plants ; Assessments ; Economics ; Capitalized costs ; Particles ; Nitrogen oxides ; Performance evaluation ; Standards ; Flue gases ; Fuel consumption ; Cost analysis ; New Source Performance Standards
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EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-163 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/12/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-163 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-163 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-286 971 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xvii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a preliminary technical/economic evaluation to project the impact of SO2 control requirements (up to 90% control) on the capital and energy costs of atmospheric-pressure and pressurized fluidized-bed combustion (AFBC and PFBC) power plants. Ability of AFBC and PFBC to reduce emissions of particulates and NOx is also considered. Performance and economic projections are presented, both for the current New Source Performance Standards and for more stringent controls; the AFBC and PFBC projections are compared with equivalent projections for conventional boilers with flue gas desulfurization. The projections show that AFBC and PFBC plants can achieve SO2 control up to at least 90%, and still remain economically competitive with conventional boilers using scrubbers. However, FBC plant design and operating parameters are critical to the achievement of high levels of SO2 control at competitive energy costs. In particular, increased gas residence time in the bed, and reduced sorbent particle size, are important in effective attainment of high levels of SO2 control. The projections of FBC performance at 90% SO2 removal must be confirmed experimentally on FBC units large enough to be representative of commercial-scale combustors.
Prepared for Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development. Contract no. 68-02-2132, program element no. EHE623A. "August 1978." "EPA/600-7-78-163." Includes bibliographical references.