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Main Title Preliminary environmental assessment of the lignite-fired CAFB /
Author Werner, A. S. ; Young, C. W. ; Piispanen, William ; Myatt, B. M. ;
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Werner, A. S.
CORP Author GCA Corp., Bedford, MA. GCA Technology Div.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; National Technical Information Service [distributor,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-048; GCA-TR-78-34-G; EPA-68-02-2632
Stock Number PB-293 225
OCLC Number 08395041
Subjects Flue gases--Measurement ; Fluidized-bed furnaces--Environmental aspects ; Lignite--Combustion
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Fluidized bed processing ; Lignite ; Assessments ; Flue gases ; Solid waste disposal ; Water pollution control ; Combustion products ; Design criteria ; Process charting ; Boilers ; Sulfur oxides ; Nitrogen oxides ; Industrial wastes ; Field tests ; Laboratory equipment ; Economic analysis ; Particles ; Performance evaluation ; Trace elements ; Great Britain ; Texas ; Chemically active fluid bed process ; Abingdon(England) ; San Benito(Texas)
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EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-048 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/19/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-048 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-048 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-293 225 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill., samples ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a preliminary environmental assessment (EA) of the lignite-fired Chemically Active Fluid-Bed (CAFB) process. It follows an earlier EA of the oil-fired CAFB. Waste streams contributing air and solid waste pollutants were evaluated in terms of emission rates and potential environmental effects. Emphasis is placed on flue gas emissions. As part of the investigation, a field sampling and laboratory analysis program was carried out to compile an emissions inventory of the CAFB pilot plant at the Esso Research Centre in Abingdon, England. In addition to the EA, an economic evaluation of the oil-fired CAFB is presented relative to alternative residual oil utilization techniques. Finally, recommendations are made for further control needs and emissions testing to be carried out in conjunction with the CAFB demonstration plant in San Benito, Texas. Particulate emissions were less than those from direct combustion of lignite using multiclones as a control. NOx emissions were quite low: 0.09 lb/million Btu was the highest measured. Light organics were equal to those from conventional units; heavy (> C6) emissions were lower. SOx emissions were half the New Source Performance Standard for coal-fired boilers.
"GCA Corporation, GCA Technology Division." "February 1979." Includes bibliographical references. "Contract no. 68-02-2632, program element no. EHE623."