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Main Title Generation and Control of Air Pollutants from Orimulsion (Trade Name) Combustion.
Author Miller, C. A. ; Hall, R. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher 2000
Year Published 2000
Report Number EPA/600/A-00/105;
Stock Number PB2001-101543
Additional Subjects Air quality management ; Fuel emulsions ; Combustion products ; Electric power generation ; Air pollution ; Bitumen ; Venezuela ; Water ; Surface active substances ; Boilers ; United States Congress ; US Environmental Protection Agency ; Environmental impacts ; Combustion ; Carbon monoxide ; Nitrogen oxides ; Sulfur oxides ; Particulates ; Organic compounds ; Fuel oils ; Nickel ; Vanadium ; Particle size ; Air pollution control equipment ; Orimulsion
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NTIS  PB2001-101543 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Orimulsion is an emulsified fuel, composed approximately 70% Venezuelan bitumen, 30% water, and trace amounts of surfactant, and is being marketed primarily as a base-load fuel for utility boilers. The U.S. Congress requested that the Environmental Protection Agency conduct a study to provide technical information regarding Orimulsion and its potential environmental impacts. The study by EPA team and led by the Office of Research and Development's National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) and literature reviews, visit to sites now using Orimulsion, and a series of combustion tests measured mass emissions of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and sulfur, particulate matter, trace metals and organic compounds generated by the combustion of Orimulsion and heavy fuel oil. Potential air-pollution-related issues associated with Orimulsion combustion include elevated levels of sulfur, nickel, and vanadium, and generation of submicron particles and sulfur trioxide. These issues are similar to those associated with heavy fuel oil combustion, and can be addressed by use of appropriately designed and operated pollution control equipment.