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Main Title Economics of Retrofitting Big Rivers Electric Corporation's Lime-Based FGD (Flue Gas Desulfurization) System to Organic-Acid-Enhanced Limestone Operations.
Author Laslo, D. ; Ostroff, N. ; Foley, R. ; Schreyer, D. G. ;
CORP Author Peabody Process Systems, Inc., Norwalk, CT.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1985
Report Number DCN-85-203-001-78-05; EPA-68-02-3171; EPA/600/7-85/016;
Stock Number PB85-191146
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Electric power plants ; Economic analysis ; Adipic acid ; Industrial wastes ; Calcium oxides ; Combustion products ; Comparison ; Capitalized costs ; Pilot plants ; Flue gases ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Limestone scrubbing ; Flue gas desulfurization
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-191146 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 42p
The report describes the site specific changes required to convert an existing lime FGD system to a limestone system enhanced by dibasic acid (DBA) or adipic acid, and the costs of making such a change. In 1982-83, pilot plant tests were conducted at the R. D. Green Station of Big Rivers Electric Corporation (BREC). The final report of the pilot testing included comparisons of the operating costs of a lime-based full-size absorber, to those of a retrofit limestone system enhanced with DBA or adipic acid. Results of this analysis indicate that an annual cost savings of $2.6 million could be achieved by converting the existing BREC lime system to an adipic-acid-enhanced limestone system, and an annual savings of $3.1 million could be achieved by converting to a DBA-enhanced system.