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Main Title Conference on Particulate Collection Problems in Converting to Low Sulfur Coals /
Author Nichols., G. B.
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Author Title of a Work
Nichols, Grady B.,
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, Ala.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA 600-7-76-016; EPA-68-02-2114
Stock Number PB-260 498
OCLC Number 03807948
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Combustion. ; Electric power-plants. ; Electrostatic precipitation. ; Dust--Removal.
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Meetings ; Particles ; Electric power plants ; Boilers ; Fly ash ; Air pollution control equipment ; Dust collectors ; Electrostatic precipitators ; Flue gases ; Coal ; Combustion ; Fabrics ; Mathematical models ; Performance evaluation ; Low sulfur coal ; Coal combustion ; Stationary sources ; Fabric filters
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-76-016 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/18/2014
EJED  EPA 600-7-76-016 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/17/2019
EKBD  EPA-600/7-76-016 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/10/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-7-76-016 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-260 498 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Problems encountered in burning low-sulfur coal in electrical utility power plant boilers are discussed. Operating experience with electrostatic precipitators (ESPs), fabric filter baghouses, and wet scrubbers for control of fly ash stack emissions and techniques for improving performance are described. Increasing the collection efficiency of ESPs for high-resistivity fly ash by adding conditioning agents (e.g., sulfur trioxide, sulfuric acid, ammonium sulfate, sulfamic acid, and ammonia) to the flue gas is discussed, as are possible mechanisms for their action. Experiments are described on the reentrainment of fly ash as the result of rapping ESP collection electrodes. A mathematical model is described that calculates the collection efficiency of an ESP as a function of particle size and operating conditions. A mathematical model is also presented for fabric filter action.
Prepared by Southern Research Institute under Contract No. 68-02-2114, Program Element No. EHE624. "EPA 600-7-76-016." "October 1976." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references.