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Main Title The magnesia scrubbing process as applied to an oil-fired power plant /
Author Koehler, George.
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Burns, James A.
CORP Author Chemical Construction Corp., New York.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.;Boston Edison Co., Mass.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ;
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA 600/2-75/057; CPA-70-114; EPA-ROAP-21ADA
Stock Number PB-247 201
OCLC Number 43000814
Subjects Flue gases--Desulfurization. ; Scrubber (Chemical technology)
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Flue gases ; Sulfur dioxide ; Electric power plants ; Fuel oil ; Combustion products ; Process charting ; Performance evaluation ; Operating costs ; Scrubbers ; Particles ; Regeneration(Engineering) ; Sulfuric acid ; Absorption ; Tables(Data) ; Physical properties ; Magnesium oxides ; Wet methods ; Magnesium oxide scrubbing
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-75-057 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/11/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/2-75-057 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/13/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-2-75-057 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-247 201 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation x, 257 p. : ill ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a full size demonstration of the magnesia wet-scrubbing system for flue gas desulfurization on an oil fired, 150 MW generating unit. The project involved: design and construction of both an SO2 removal system (based on firing 2.5% sulfur fuel) and an MgO regeneration facility for 50 ton/day acid production; and operation of both plants over a 2 year period. The report shows that the system removed 90% of the inlet SO2 and controlled particulate emissions from the generating station, where 4000 hours of operation were logged. Regenerated magnesia was recycled successfully and over 5000 tons of acid was marketed from the regeneration plant, demonstrating the feasibility of the process. Correlations were developed both to determine SO2 removal for varying boiler loads and fuel sulfur content, and to control regeneration of acceptable alkali. Several other studies of the process technology and chemistry were undertaken as part of the work.
"EPA-600/2-75-057". EPA contract no. CPA 70-114, ROAP no. 21ADA-004, program element no. 1AB013; EPA project officer: C.J. Chatlynne. References: p. 216; Bibliography: pp. 217-218.