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Main Title Effect of a flyash conditioning agent on power plant emissions /
Author Sparks, L. E.
CORP Author Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C. Particulate Technology Branch.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/7-76-027
Stock Number PB-262 602
OCLC Number 04116381
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Electrostatic precipitation ; Fly ash ; Power-plants ; Electrostatic precipitation ; Fly ash ; Power-plants
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Flue gases ; Electrostatic precipitation ; Particles ; Fly ash ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Electric power plants ; Coal ; Sulfur oxides ; Ammonia ; Field tests ; Dust ; Boilers ; Performance evaluation ; Injections ; Treatment ; Low sulfur coal ; High sulfur coal ; Conditioning agents
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EKBD  EPA-600/7-76-027 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/17/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-76-027 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-7-76-027 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-262 602 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 127 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a study undertaken as a preliminary program to provide data on the environmental effects of a chemical flyash conditioning agent (Apollo Chemicals conditioner LPA 402A). Both the emissions due to the chemical and its effect on electrostatic precipitator (ESP) performance were investigated. The tests were conducted over a 10-day period at Pennsylvania Power and Light Co.'s Montour Plant with the plant operating on high sulfur coal (without conditioner) and on low sulfur coal (with and without conditioner). Sulfur oxides (SOx), ammonia, organics, particulates, flyash resistivity, and ESP power supply values were measured during each test period. During conditioner injection, the low sulfur coal flyash resistivity was reduced about 60%, although the ESPs responded slowly to this change and its effect was not clearly evident during the test period. The results of the SOx, ammonia, and particulate measurements were inconclusive due both to insufficient precision for the number of field tests and to the effect of boiler transients. It is unlikely that the ESP will meet particulate standards when low sulfur coal is burned even if the conditioner is used under test conditions. The test provided useful background information for planning. More thorough testing at Montour seems warranted.
Program element no. EHE624. Issued Oct. 1976. Includes bibliographical references (p. 40).