Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 2 OF 15
|Main Title||Applicability of SO2-Control Processes to Power Plants.|
|Author||McSorle, J. A. ;|
|CORP Author||Kellogg (M. W.) Co., Piscataway, N.J.|
|Report Number||CPA-70-68; R2-72-100;|
|Stock Number||PB-213 421|
|Additional Subjects||( Electric power plants ; Air pollution control equipment) ; ( Sulfur dioxide ; Air pollution control equipment) ; ( Scrubbers ; Air pollution control equipment) ; Cost estimates ; Installing ; Oil ; Coal ; Limestone ; Ammonia ; Magnesium oxides ; Adsorbents ; Calcium oxides ; Chemical engineering ; Capital costs ; Waste disposal ; Regeneration(Engineering) ; Materials recovery ; Air pollution ; Air pollution economics ; Alkaline scrubbing ; Limestone scrubbing ; Ammonia scrubbing ; Magnesium oxide scrubbing ; Wellman-Lord process ; Waste gas recovery ; Stone and Webster process ; Air pollution control|
The report describes and discusses the work undertaken in a study which proposed to determine the extent to which SO2-control units can be installed in existing oil- and coal-fired power plants. In this, and a previous similar study, 14 different power systems were evaluated having a total oil- and coal-fired generating capacity of 88,520 megawatts of which 78% had adequate space for retrofitting scrubbers. To obtain an indication of installation costs, a qualitative retrofit complexity factor was estimated for each boiler unit studied by considering such items as space availability, site assessibility, and degree of plant modification. The complexity factor relates the cost of retrofitting a control system to the cost of the same system installed on a new power plant. The distribution of relative operating costs over generating capacity was also calculated.