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Main Title Survey of flue gas desulfurization systems : Green River Station, Kentucky Utilities /
Author Laseke, Bernard A. ; Laseke, Jr., Bernard A.
CORP Author PEDCo-Environmental, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/7-78-048e; EPA-68-01-4147
Stock Number PB-279 543
OCLC Number 04152819
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Flue gases--Desulfurization--Statistics ; Electric power-plants--Kentucky
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Scrubbers ; Sulfur dioxide ; Boilers ; Flue gases ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Calcium oxides ; Design criteria ; Limestone ; Performance evaluation ; Wet methods
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-7-78-048e Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/24/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/7-78-048e Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 11/28/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-048e Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-048E Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-279 543 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 62 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a survey of the flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system retrofitted to Boilers 1, 2, and 3 at the Green River Station of Kentucky Utilities. The FGD system consists of one wet lime scrubber module designed to handle a maximum of 170 cu m/sec (360,000 afcm) of flue gas at 149C (300F). The scrubber module contains a variable-throat venturi with a flooded elbow for fly ash removal and a mobile-bed contactor for SO2 removal. The flue gas cleaning wastes are discharged from the reaction tank to an on-site clay-lined settling pond. Clear water is recycled from the pond to the system for further use. The system was started up in September 1975 and was certified commercial in January 1976. Ensuing FGD operations revealed a number of major problems which required the utility and the system supplier to repair and replace the scrubber stack shell and liner, install a steam tube air injection reheat system, and modify (and possibly replace) the system's mist eliminator. The FGD system was in service 6046 hours in 1976 and 1964 hours in 1977 (November).
Contract no. 68-01-4147, task 3, program element no. EHE624. Issued Mar. 1978.