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Main Title Boiler modification cost survey for sulfur oxides control by fuel substitution /
Author Schreiber, R. ; Davis, A. ; Delacy, J. ; Chang, Y. ; Lockwood., H.
CORP Author Acurex Corp., Mountain View, Calif. Aerotherm Div.;National Environmental Research Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Control Systems Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,
Year Published 1974
Report Number PB-239 455; EPA-650/2-74-123; Aerotherm-74-113; EPA-68-02-1318; EPA-ROAP-21ADE-010
Stock Number PB-239 455
OCLC Number 53209854
Subjects Fossil fuels--Environmental aspects--United States ; Sulfur dioxide--Environmental aspects--United States ; Sulphur dioxide--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Boilers ; Conversion ; Engineering costs ; Cost estimates ; Capitalized costs ; Coal gas ; Solvent refined coal ; Fuel substitution ; Fuel gas ; Liquid fuels ; Air pollution abatement ; Low sulfur fuels
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 650-2-74-123 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 650-2-74-123 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/23/2022
NTIS  PB-239 455 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 121 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
The report gives results of a study to identify capital costs associated with converting industrial and utility boilers from conventional high-sulfur fossil fuels to low-sulfur products from selected coal conversion processes. The boilers of concern include all industrial and utility size equipment in the 10 to the 7th power to 10 to the 10th power Btu/hr capacity range. The substitute fuels include solvent refined coal (SRC) in the solid and hot liquid (melted) phases as well as lower-Btu gas. The cost assessment methods used in the study showed that conversion to liquid SRC is the most expensive alternative. Converting coal-fired boilers to solid SRC is the least expensive alternative for these types of boilers. Between the costs of converting to SRC in either phase lie those costs for converting to the gaseous fuels. A significant result of the study is that the costs of all conversion strategies increase exponentially with boiler capacity: cost appears to be a weak function of boiler design.
"EPA-650/2-74-123." Final. "November 1974." Contract no. 68-02-1318, Task 9. ROAP No. 21ADE-010." EPA Project Officer, C.J. Chatlynne.