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Main Title Fuel gas environmental impact : final report /
Author Robson, Fred Lee, ; Robson, F. L. ; Blecher, W. A. ; May., V. B.
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Author Title of a Work
Blecher, W. A.,
CORP Author United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, Conn. ;Hittman Associates, Inc., Baltimore, Md.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 600-7-78-088; EPA-68-02-2179
Stock Number PB-284 175
OCLC Number 04305806
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Coal gasification--Environmental aspects. ; Gas power plants--Environmental aspects. ; Steam power plants--Environmental aspects.
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Coal gasification ; Flue gases ; Electric power plants ; Process charting ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Sulfur ; Nitrogen oxides ; Particles ; Cost analysis ; Combined-cycle power plants ; Coal gasification plants
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-088 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/28/2019
ERAD  EPA 600/7-78-088 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-088 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-284 175 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation xiv, 342 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of continued investigation and further definition of the potential environmental and economic benefits of integrated coal gasification/gas cleanup/combined gas and steam cycle power plants. Reported refinements in plant operating characteristics lower heat rates and reduce emissions from previous values. An expanded study of plant environmental intrusions includes a look at potentially hazardous trace elements. Comparisons made of integrated plants using air- and oxygen-blown gasifiers favor air-blowing. Careful theoretical design of plants with low temperature sulfur cleanup reduces to marginal levels the performance and cost advantages of plants with high temperature cleanup. If gasifier steam feed rates are kept low in all but fixed bed types, choice of gasifier among other major generic types is not critical to achieving attractive systems using low temperature cleanup. Excessive thermal NOx emissions may be avoided by departing from conventional combustor designs. Fuel NOx and particulates still pose problems with use of high temperature cleanup. Sulfur removal to very low levels is possible with integrated systems, but cost rises rapidly as it becomes necessary to remove most of the COS as well as the H2S.
Contract no. 68-02-2179, program element no. EHE623A. "EPA 600-7-78-088." "June 1978." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references.