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Main Title EPA evaluation of water plant lime sludge in an industrial boiler FGD system at Rickenbacker Air Force Base /
Author Ferb, Robert J.
CORP Author Cottrell Environmental Sciences, Somerville, NJ.;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-600/7-79-247
Stock Number PB80-167075
OCLC Number 06910799
Subjects Flue gases--Desulfurization ; Lime ; Flue gases--Desulphurization ; Desulphuration
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Sludges ; Flue gases ; Water treatment ; Solid waste disposal ; Calcium oxides ; Water softening ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Operating costs ; Cost analysis ; Sulfur dioxide ; Performance evaluation ; Potable water ; Substitutes ; Scrubbers ; Capitalized costs ; Design ; Flue gas desulfurization ; Rickenbacker Air Force Base
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-247 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/09/2004
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-247 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-7-79-247 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/25/2018
NTIS  PB80-167075 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 78 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report gives results of a September 1978-February 1979 test program to evaluate lime water softening waste sludge as an alternate reagent for a flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system on an industrial boiler at Rickenbacker Air Force Base, Ohio. The study also included assessing the availability of the material, designing a system to handle and feed the material, and comparing the economics with conventional lime and limestone reagents. The tests showed that such material worked very well as a reagent and was comparable to lime performance during earlier tests. At SO2 removal efficiencies of up to 80%, utilization exceeded 95%. The study showed that as much as 4-5 million tons/year of the material may be available, much of it in the Midwest U.S. where large deposits of high sulfur coal and a heavy population of industrial plants are located. Estimates indicated that use of water softening sludge in a typical industrial FGD system results in substantially lower annual operating costs compared with either lime or limestone.
EPA-600/7-79-247. PB80-16707 5.