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Main Title EPA's LIMB (Environmental Protection Agency's Limestone Injection Multistage Burner) Research, Development, and Demonstration Program.
Author Hendriks, R. V. ; Nolan, P. S. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab. ;Babcock and Wilcox Co., Barberton, OH.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/D-86/026;
Stock Number PB86-156536
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Sulfur oxides ; Nitrogen oxides ; Burners ; Boilers ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Design ; Performance evaluation ; Reaction kinetics ; Fossil fuels ; Economic analysis ; Solid waste disposal ; Limestone injection multistage burners ; Low nitrogen oxides concentration firing systems ; Coal fired power plants
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-156536 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 18p
The paper describes and discusses key design features of the retrofit of EPA's Limestone Injection Multistage Burner (LIMB) system to an operating, wallfired utility boiler at Ohio Edison's Edgewater Station, based on the preliminary engineering design. It further describes results of pertinent projects in EPA's LIMB program and shows how these results were used as the basis for the design of the system. The full-scale demonstration is expected to prove the effectiveness and cost of the LIMB concept for use on large-scale utility boilers. To date, a preliminary engineering design for the Edgewater unit has been prepared incorporating the technology developed in smaller-scale studies. The schedule calls for system start-up by March 1987. EPA is engaged in a multi-year program to develop an improved control technology for emission of sulfur and nitrogen oxides (SOx and NOx) from the combustion of fossil fuels. The technology, called LIMB, involves staged-flow coal burners and injection of a reactive sorbent into the furnace to reduce emissions. The program includes fundamental studies of reaction chemistry and kinetics, bench and pilot scale experimental studies, a full-scale demonstration, and economic and applicability studies. It is structured to establish a basis for future public sector commercialization, as well as help understand the technology's controlling factors.