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Main Title Air Quality Impacts Using SRC Versus Conventional Coal in Power Plants.
Author Leichter, Irving ; Koch, R. C. ; Nagda, N. L. ; Swift, J. L. ;
CORP Author Hittman Associates, Inc., Columbia, MD.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-68-02-2162; EPA/600/7-78/023;
Stock Number PB-290 237
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Electric power plants ; Coal ; Coal gasification ; Sulfur dioxide ; Nitrogen oxides ; Particles ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Concentration(Composition) ; Standards ; Comparison ; Solvent-refined coal ; Air quality ; Air pollution abatement ; Gaussian plume models ; Numerical solution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-290 237 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 356p
The report gives results of air quality modeling to assess the impact of burning solvent-refined coal (SRC) instead of conventional coal in three power plants which exceeded National Ambient Air Quality Standards when burning conventional coal. The EPA CRSTER Gaussian plume model with minor modifications was used to calculate ambient air pollution concentrations (for SO2, NOx, and particulates) when (a) conventional coal and (b) SRC were burned. SRC test burn emissions data were used to determine emission factors for the three pollutants when burning SRC at each plant . The most significant impact of switching from conventional coal to SRC was the reduction of SO2 and particulate concentrations at each plant. The highest 20 maximum 24-hour SO2 concentrations were reduced by 60-75%. At all three plants, the annual mean particulate concentrations were reduced to essentially background levels when SRC was burned.