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Main Title Disposal of flue gas cleaning wastes : EPA Shawnee field evaluation : third annual report /
Author Fling, R. B. ; Hurt, P. R. ; Rossoff, J. ; Witz, J. R.
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Author Title of a Work
Fling, R. B.
CORP Author Aerospace Corp., Los Angeles, CA. Energy and Resources Div.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher The Office ; Available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/7-80-011; ATR-80(7660-05)-2; EPA-68-02-2633
Stock Number PB80-176795
OCLC Number 07016170
Subjects Coal preparation plants--Mathematical models. ; Flue gases--Desulphuration--Waste disposal.
Additional Subjects Sludge disposal ; Electric power plants ; Air pollution control ; Scrubbers ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Industrial waste treatment ; Flue gases ; Solid waste disposal ; Leaching ; Limestone ; Gypsum ; Sites ; Calcium oxides ; Runoff ; Sulfur dioxide ; Ground water ; Sampling ; Cost analysis ; Concentration(Composition) ; Shawnee Power Plants ; Chemical treatment ; Limestone scrubbing
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-80-011 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/11/2013
EKAM  EPA 600/7-80-011 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 07/07/1995
EKBD  EPA-600/7-80-011 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/09/2004
ESAD  EPA 600-7-80-011 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-176795 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation xi, 211 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report describes progress made on a field evaluation project being conducted by the EPA to assess techniques for disposing of power plant flue gas cleaning (FGC) wastes. The evaluation site is at TVA's Shawnee steam plant in Paducah, KY. Two prototype scrubbers, using lime and limestone absorbents and rated at 10 MWe, produced the sludges used in the project. By mid-1978, eight ponds were being evaluated: two untreated, three chemically treated, and three untreated with underdrainage. One underdrained pond contains sulfite sludge which has been oxidized to sulfate (gypsum). Groundwater, supernate, leachate, underdrain, runoff, and sludge and soil cores are being analyzed. After 3 years, the wastes in two of the chemically treated ponds and the untreated ponds with underdrainage are exhibiting the ability to shed water and to control seepage, respectively, and to support construction vehicles. The chemically treated pond under water reduces sludge permeability by about 1 order of magnitude as do the others, and provides strength but not traction for vehicles. Gypsum dewaters and handles easily, but its runoff and leachate must be controlled to prevent discharge to water supplies. It becomes structurally unstable when rewet; however, the disposal site can be managed to prevent these conditions.
"Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Environmental Engineering and Technology, Research Triangle Park, N.C." Jan. 1980. "Contract no. 68-02-2633, program element no. EHE624A." Includes bibliographical references.