Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Projection of 1985 market potential for FGD byproduct sulfur and sulfuric acid in the U.S. /
Author O'Brien, W. E. ; Anders, W. L. ; Veitch, J. D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Anders, W. L.
Veitch, John D.
CORP Author Tennessee Valley Authority, Chattanooga. Div. of Energy Demonstrations and Technology.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA 600-7-80-131; TVA-EDT-115
Stock Number PB81-106841
OCLC Number 07770096
Subjects Flue gases--Desulfurization--By-products ; Sulfur compounds ; Sulfuric acid ; Economic forecasting--United States ; United States--Economic conditions ; Economic history ; Flue gases--Desulphurization--By-products ; Sulphur compounds ; Sulphuric acid
Additional Subjects Market surveys ; Electric power plants ; Sulfuric acid ; Sulfur ; Economic forecasting ; Marketing ; Supply(Economics) ; Demand(Economics) ; Byproducts ; Production ; Flue gases ; Air pollution control ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Solid wastes ; Flue gas desulfurization
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-7-80-131 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/15/2019
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-80-131 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/7-80-131 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/19/2013
NTIS  PB81-106841 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 53 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm.
The report projects the 1985 market potential for flue gas desulfurization (FGD) byproduct sulfur and sulfuric acid in the U.S. The projection is 165,000 tons of sulfur from 11 power plants and 554,000 tons of acid from 6 power plants, with a combined benefit to the affected industries of $20 million. FGD technology improvements and cost increases, particularly for fuel oil, enhanced the FGD sulfur market potential and decreased the FGD sulfuric acid potential, relative to previous projections. The 1979 revised New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), and the requirement (in many cases) for FGD waste treatment, improved the potential for both products. The revised NSPS, which preclude low-sulfur coal as an option, greatly increase the FGD market potential for plants coming on line after the mid-1980s. Fuel-oil cost escalation is important in reducing FGD sulfuric acid market potential, as are process modifications for chloride control. Limestone scrubbing with waste sludge ponding remains the economically predominant option. The limestone scrubbing advantage is decreased, however, when extensive waste treatment and landfill are required.
Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory by Tennessee Valley Authority, Office of Power, Division of Energy Demonstrations and Technology, Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Contract Number: EPA Interagency agreement D9-E721-BI. Final report. "EPA 600-7-80-131." "July 1980." Cover title. Bibliography: pages 28-29.