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Main Title Detailed cost estimates for advanced effluent desulfurization processes /
Author McGlamery, G. G. ; Torstrick, R. L. ; Broadfoot, W. J. ; Simpson, J. P. ; Henson., L. J.
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McGlamery, G. G.,
Torstrick, R. L.,
Broadfoot, W. J.,
Simpson, J. P.,
Henson, L. J.,
Tomlinson, S. V.,
Young, J. F.,
CORP Author Tennessee Valley Authority.
Publisher Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency, Available from Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-600/2-75-006; TVA-Bull-Y-90
Stock Number PB-242 541.
OCLC Number 03739043
Subjects Desulfurization--Costs ; Air quality management ; Desulphuration--Costs
Additional Subjects Flue gases ; Sulfur dioxide ; Desulfurization ; Regeneration(Engineering) ; Cost estimates ; Operating costs ; Capitalized costs ; Scrubbers ; Electric power plants ; Reduction(Chemistry) ; Waste gas recovery ; Economic analysis ; Design ; Air pollution control equipment ; Boilers ; Performance ; Process charting ; Air pollution control ; Cat-Ox process ; Limestone scrubbing ; Magnesium oxide scrubbing ; Wellman process
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-75-006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/07/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-2-75-006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/14/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/2-75-006 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/13/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-2-75-006 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-242 541 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 417 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
A detailed, segmented, highly visible cost comparison of the five leading stack gas desulfurization processes was conducted. Using data available in late 1973, complete economic evaluations were prepared for limestone slurry scrubbing, lime slurry scrubbing, magnesia slurry scrubbing - regeneration to sulfuric acid, sodium solution scrubbing - SO2 reduction to sulfur, and catalytic oxidation (Cat-Ox). Assuming the process technology to be proven in application, a prescribed set of representative power plant, process design, and economic premises was established. For each process design, projections are included for a base case (500-MW, 3.5% S in coal, new unit) and 16 other variations in power unit size, fuel type (coal or oil), sulfur in fuel, unit status (new vs. existing), solids disposal method (off-site vs. on-site ponding), and SO2 removal (80% vs. 90%). Capital investment, annual operating costs (7,000 hr/yr) and lifetime operating costs (over a 30-year declining operating profile) were estimated for the base case and each variation. Using sensitivity analysis, effects of variations in energy costs, raw material costs, maintenance costs, cost of capital, operating labor cost escalation, and net sales revenue were studied. A 3-year construction schedule ending in mid-1975 is assumed for a midwestern location. Investment costs (mid-1974 dollars) can be scaled or altered to reflect any predictable project schedule, escalation rate, or location. Definition of the systems estimated, sources of cost data, and recommended equipment size-cost scale factors are given.
"January 1975." Prepared for Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. PB-242 541. "EPA-600/2-75-006."