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Main Title Environmental assessment of a firetube boiler firing coal/oil/water mixtures : Volume 1. Technical results /
Author DeRosier, R.
CORP Author Acurex Corp., Mountain View, CA. Energy and Environmental Div.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/7-84/095A; ACUREX/TR-81-89/EE-VOL-1; EPA-68-02-3188
Stock Number PB85-108082
Subjects Boilers--Fuel. ; Coal-fired furnaces--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Oil burners--Environmental aspects--United States.
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Gas analysis ; Fire tube boilers ; Assessments ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Sampling ; Infrared spectroscopy ; Mass spectroscopy ; Tables(Data) ; Extractions ; Chemical analysis ; Flue gases ; Sulfur oxides ; Trace elements ; Coal oil water slurries ; Environmental impact assessments ; Air pollution detection ; Coal oil slurries ; Coal water slurries ; EPA method 5 ; Source assessment sampling systems ; Spark source mass spectroscopy
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-108082 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 115 pages ; 28 cm
This volume describes emission results from sampling of flue gas from a firetube boiler burning a coal/oil/water (COW) mixture and COW with soda ash added (COW+SA) to control SO2 emissions. Measurements included: continuous monitoring of flue gas emissions; source assessment sampling system (SASS) sampling of the flue gas with subsequent laboratory analysis of the samples to give total flue gas organics in two boiling point ranges, specific quantitation of the semivolatile organic priority pollutant species, and flue gas concentrations of 73 trace elements; Method 5 sampling for total particulate; and controlled condensation system sampling for SO2 and SO3 emissions. Flue gas SO2 emissions decreased almost 99% with soda ash addition from 1,089 to 13.6 ppm (3% O2). NOx emissions decreased slightly from 477 to 427 ppm, while CO emissions increased significantly from an average of 25 to 426 ppm (all at 3% O2). Particulate loading at the boiler outlet almost doubled (from 1,970 to 3,715 pg/dscm) with the additive. The size distribution of particulate also shifted to a much smaller mean diameter. Total organic emissions increased from 6.7 to 13.1 mg/dscm; most of the increase were nonvolatile (C16+) organics. Of the semivolatile organic priority pollutant species, only fluoranthene and phenanthrene were detected with the COW fuel, and phenanthrene with the COW+SA fuel.
Caption title. "September 1984." "EPA-600/7-84-095." Microfiche.