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Main Title Research and Development : performance and cost mercury emission control technology applications on electric utility boilers /
Author Srivastava, Ravi K. ; Sedman, C. B. ; Kilgroe, J. D.
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Author Title of a Work
Sedman, Charles B.
Kilgroe, James D.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Risk Management Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division,
Year Published 2000
Report Number EPA/600/R-00/083; NRMRL-RTP-203
Stock Number PB2001-101935
Additional Subjects Electric utilities ; Air pollution control equipment ; Mercury(Metal) ; Performance evaluation ; Coal fired boilers ; Emissions ; Cost estimates ; Combustion ; Activated carbon
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NTIS  PB2001-101935 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 154 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report presents estimates of the performance and cost of powdered activated carbon (PAC) injection-based mercury control technologies and projections of costs for future applications. (NOTE: Under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, the U.S. EPA has to determine whether mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants should be regulated. These estimates and projections were developed to aid in this determination.) Estimates based on currently available data using PAC range from 0.305 to 3.783 mills/kWh. However, the higher costs are associated with the minority of plants using hot-side electrostatic precipitators (HESPs). If these costs are excluded, the estimates range from 0.305 to 1.915 mills/kWh. Cost projections, developed based on using a composite lime-Pac sorbent for mercury removal, range from 0.183 to 2.270 mills/kWh, with the higher costs being associated with the minority of plants using HESPs. A comparison of mercury control costs with those of nitrogen oxides (NOx) controls reveals that total annual costs for mercury lie mostly between applicable costs for low NOx burners and selective catalytic reduction. The performance and cost estimates of the PAC injection-based mercury control technologies presented in the report are based on relatively few data points from pilot-scale tests and, therefore, are considered to be preliminary.
"EPA/600/R-00/083." "PB2001-101635." Microfiche.