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Main Title EPA's LIMB (Environmental Protection Agency's Limestone Injection with Multistage Burners) Technology Development Program.
Author Lachapelle, D. G. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/J-85/195;
Stock Number PB86-119559
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Sulfur oxides ; Nitrogen oxides ; Burners ; Boilers ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Cost analysis ; Substitutes ; Comparison ; Technology ; Research projects ; Sorbents ; Performance evaluation ; Solid waste disposal ; Reprints ; Limestone injection multistage burners ; Low nitrogen oxides concentration firing systems ; Coal fired power plants ; Acid rain
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NTIS  PB86-119559 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The paper gives an overview of EPA's Limestone Injection with Multistage Burners (LIMB) program, a progam for research, development, and demonstration of cost-effective emissionscontrol technology for coal fired boilers that can reduce both sulfur oxides(SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). The LIMB concept uses low-NOx burners plus sorbent injection to control these pollutants simultaneously. LIMB technology represents a lower cost alternative to currently available SOx control approaches such as flue gas desulfurization, coal cleaning, and coal switching. LIMB technology is especially attractive where coal-fired boilers must be retrofitted to minimize emissions of NOx and SOx, which are major acid rain precursors. This is due to LIMB's relative ease of retrofit to both small and large coal-fired boilers and its lower cost. LIMB performance goals are: (for retrofit) to achieve a 50-60% reduction of both SOx and NOx from uncontrolled levels; and (for new units) to achieve a 70-80% reduction of NOx and a 70-90% reduction of SOx from uncontrolled levels.