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Main Title Adipic acid degradation mechanism in aqueous FGD systems /
Author Meserole, F. B. ; Lewis, D. L. ; Nichols, A. W. ; Rochelle, G.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lewis, D. L.
Nichols, A. W.
Rochelle, G.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-224; EPA-68-02-2608
Stock Number PB80-144595
OCLC Number 663585200
Subjects Flue gases--Desulfurization ; Biodegradation ; Metals--Environmental aspects--United States ; Oxidation
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Flue gases ; Sulfur dioxide ; Adipic acid ; Degradation ; Limestone ; Scrubbers ; Carboxylic acids ; Oxidation ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Field tests ; Sampling ; Gas analysis ; Performance evaluation ; Gas chromatography ; Mass spectroscopy ; Carbon dioxide ; Chemical analysis ; Laboratory equipment ; Chemical reaction mechanisms ; Air pollution detection ; Flue gas desulfurization ; Wet methods ; Ion chromatography
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EJBD  EPA 600-7-79-224 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/03/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-224 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-224 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 04/18/2017
NTIS  PB80-144595 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 87 pages : illustrations, charts ; 28 cm
The report gives results of a field and laboratory study of the adipic acid degradation mechanism in aqueous flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems. (Adding adipic acid to limestone-based, SO2 wet scrubbers increases SO2 removal and limestone utilization. However, as much as 80% of the adipic acid added to some systems is lost, supposedly through degradation.) The degradation is associated with the oxidation of sulfite, possibly through a free radical mechanism. At least one mechanism is an oxidative decarboxylation yielding valeric acid, butyric acid, glutaric acid, and CO2. The quantities of products measured during laboratory testing only account for approximately 30% of the adipic acid degraded.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 74-75). "September 1979." "EPA-600/7-79-224." "Contract No. 68-02-2608, Task No. 58, Program Element No. EHE624." "EPA Project Officer: Robert H. Borgwardt."