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Main Title Organic Acids Can Enhance Wet Limestone Flue Gas Scrubbing.
Author Mobley, J. D. ; Cassidy, M. A. ; Dickerman, J. C. ;
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-68-02-3994; EPA/600/J-86/114;
Stock Number PB86-231834
Additional Subjects Desulfurization ; Flue gases ; Air pollution control ; Gas scrubbing ; Sulfur dioxide ; Coal ; Organic acids ; Buffers(Chemistry) ; Reprints ; Limestone flue gas desulfurization process ; FGD process
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-231834 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 6p
The paper is an overview of organic acid use to enhance the limestone flue gas desulfurization (FGD) process, and describes the application of the technology in operating FGD systems. The case studies illustrate the potential economic benefits of converting FGD systems to organic-acid-enhanced limestone scrubbing systems. Organic acids were identified as potentially attractive buffering agents for FGD systems more than 10 years ago. Use of the acids to counteract the effects of high concentrations of dissolved salts has resulted in increased SO2 removal efficiencies, lowered operating costs, decreased limestone consumption, increased system flexibility (e.g., ability to respond to unplanned fluctuations in coal sulfur content), and improved process reliability. (Copyright (c) Power Engineering 1986.)