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Main Title Feasibility of producing and marketing byproduct gypsum from SO2 emission control at fossil-fuel-fired power plants /
Author Ransom, James M. ; Ransom, J. M. ; Torstrick, R. L. ; Tomlinson, S. V.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Torstrick, R. L.
Tomlinson, S. V.
CORP Author Tennessee Valley Authority, Muscle Shoals, AL.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
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 EPA600/7-78/192; TVA-BULL-Y-137
Stock Number PB-290 200
OCLC Number 05306105
Subjects Gypsum ; Flue gases--Desulfurization--By-products ; Flue gases--Desulphurization--By-products
Additional Subjects Gypsum ; Materials recovery ; Solid waste disposal ; Air pollution control ; Electric power plants ; Byproducts ; Industrial wastes ; Marketing ; Cost analysis ; Sulfur dioxide ; Feasibility ; Wallboards ; Design criteria ; Flue gases ; Fossil-fuel power plants ; Waste recycling
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-78-192 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/03/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-78-192 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-290 200 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xxxvi, 231 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a study to identify fossil-fuel-fired power plants that might, in competition with existing crude gypsum sources and other power plants, lower the cost of compliance with SO2 regulations by producing and marketing abatement gypsum. In the Eastern U.S., gypsum production has a limited but important potential to lower the cost of compliance by power plants. Gypsum consumption was projected as 2 million tons in wallboard use and 3 million tons in cement, and total 1978 sales were estimated at $124.4 million in the Eastern U.S. Potential gypsum production by 113 Eastern U.S. steam plants requiring flue gas desulfurization for compliance amounts to 27 million tons. For about 90% of the potential abatement gypsum production, the cost difference between producing gypsum and conventional sulfite sludge by limestone scrubbing is greater than the estimated cost of mining natural gypsum. However, 30 power plants (generally <200 MW) with small annual outputs were identified that could reduce compliance cost by producing and marketing abatement gypsum. The 30 plants would replace 2.23 million tons of crude gypsum at 93 demand points (92 cement plants and 1 wallboard plant). Of the gypsum replaced, 74% is imported. First-year saving to steam plants is $11 million, and about $2 million is saved by the gypsum industry.
EPA Interagency agreement D8-E721-BJ program element no. EHE624A. Issued October 1978.
Contents Notes
The major purpose of this study was to identify fossil-fired power plants that might, in competition with existing sources of crude gypsum and other power plants, lower cost of compliance with SO2 regulations by producing and marketing abatement gypsum.