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Main Title Flue Gas Desulfurization Pilot Study. Phase I. Survey of Major Installations. Appendix 95-L. Copper Oxide Flue Gas Desulfurization Process.
Author Princiotta, Frank ; Gerstle, Richard W. ; Schindler, Edmund ;
CORP Author NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society, Brussels (Belgium). ;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development. ;PEDCo-Environmental, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1979
Stock Number PB-295 013
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Surveys ; Absorbers(Metals) ; Copper oxides ; Flue gases ; Process charting ; Design criteria ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Cost analysis ; Pilot plants ; Performance evaluation ; Electric power plants ; Nitrogen oxides ; Substitutes ; NATO furnished
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-295 013 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 57p
The copper oxide flue gas desulfurization (FGD) process is one of the few dry processes for controlling sulfur dioxide emissions. The U.S. Bureau of Mines and Shell Corporation developed this process in the early 1960's. Shell continued development and installed a pilot plant at their Permis refinery near Rotterdam in 1967. Later they installed a full-size 36-MW boiler unit at the Yokkaichi refinery in Japan. Although all problems have not been solved, the system effectively removes SO2 from an oil-fired boiler at an efficiency of 90 percent or greater. The system has not yet been used on a full-scale coal-fired boiler, but a jointly funded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Tampa Electric Co. (TECO) pilot study has just ended at TECO's Big Bend coal-fired station.