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Main Title Catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides with ammonia : utility pilot plant operation /
Author Kline, Jules M. ; Owen, Paul H. ; Lee., Y. C.
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Author Title of a Work
Owen, Paul H.,
Lee, Y. C.,
CORP Author Environics, Inc., Newport Beach, Calif.;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 1976
Report Number EPA 600-7-76-031; EPA 68-02-0292
Stock Number PB-261 265
OCLC Number 04116362
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Catalysis ; Oxides ; Reduction (Chemistry)
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Nitrogen oxides ; Electric power plants ; Pilot plants ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Ammonia ; Boilers ; Flue gases ; Capitalized costs ; Cost estimates ; Operating costs ; Platinum ; Catalysis ; Fuel oil ; Natural gas ; Reduction(Chemistry) ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Trace elements ; Utilities ; Concentration(Composition)
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-76-031 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/04/2019
EJBD  EPA 600-7-76-031 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/16/2020
ESAD  EPA 600-7-76-031 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-261 265 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation [98] pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report describes work to demonstrate, on a utility pilot plant scale, the performance, reliability, and practicability of reducing nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from steam boilers by reduction of NOx with ammonia over a platinum catalyst. A utility pilot plant treating a slipstream from an operating electric utility boiler, equivalent to approximately 1.5 MW output, was designed, installed, and tested on gas and oil fuel. Laboratory pilot plant testing supplemented the utility pilot plant testing. Results of gas-firing the utility pilot plant, together with laboratory pilot plant test results, indicated that the catalytic reduction system has consistently provided 85-90% NOx removal for over 4000 hours, with no significant performance loss at a 50,000 per hour space velocity. Results of oil-firing the utility pilot plant, together with laboratory pilot plant tests results, indicated that this system could provide at least 65% NOx removal when the flue gas temperature is above 575 F. Preliminary cost estimates indicate a capital expenditure of less than $11 per kW plant capacity, with an operating expenditure of less than $0.02 per kWhr for a full-scale system, based on 1974 dollars and a gas-fired 480 MW plant.
Contract no. 68-02-0292, program element no. EHE624. "EPA 600-7-76-031." "October 1976." Cover title.