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Main Title EPA Alkali Scrubbing Test Facility: Advanced Program.
Author Head., Harlan N. ;
CORP Author Bechtel Corp., San Francisco, Calif.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-68-02-1814; EPA/600/7-77/105;
Stock Number PB-274 544
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Scrubbers ; Sulfur dioxide ; Particles ; Electric power plants ; Calcium oxides ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Mathematical models ; Performance evaluation ; Magnesium oxides ; Sulfuric acid ; Particle size distribution ; Limestone scrubbing ; Wet methods ; Mist eliminators
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-274 544 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 708p
The report gives results of advanced testing from February through November 1976 of 30,000 acfm (10 MW equivalent) lime/limestone wet scrubbers for SO2 and particulate removal at TVA's Shawnee Power Station. Short-term factorial tests (6-8 hours each) with lime, limestone, and limestone/MgO were conducted on both systems to determine SO2 removal as a function of operating parameters. Longer tests (averaging 190 hours each) were conducted on the venturi/spray tower with lime and lime/MgO, both with and without fly ash in the flue gas. On the TCA, longer tests (averaging 180 hours each) were conducted with limestone/MgO, lime, and lime/MgO on flue gas containing fly ash. Adding MgO improved SO2 removal but, in some cases, created a scaling problem. On the venturi/spray tower, particulate mass loading, size distribution, and sulfuric acid mist were measured as a function of operating conditions. Mathematical models fitted to the Shawnee data are presented for predicting SO2 removal as a function of operating parameters. A simplified procedure is presented for calculating gypsum saturation from analytical data.