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Main Title Results of the first two years of commercial operation of an Organic-Acid-Enhanced FGD System /
Author Glover, R. L., ; Brown, G. E. ; Dickerman, J. C. ; Hargrove, O. W.
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Author Title of a Work
Brown, G. E.
Dickerman, J. C.
Hargrove, O. W.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Radian Corporation,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600-7-84-065; RAD-83-203-001-53-19; EPA-68-02-3171
Stock Number PB84-207679
OCLC Number 949905455
Subjects Pollution. ; Flue gases. ; Sulfur oxides.
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Dibasic organic acids ; Sulfur dioxide ; Flue gases ; Electric power plants ; Performance evaluation ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Additives ; Flue gas desulfurization ; Continuous emission monitoring systems
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-84-065 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/23/2016
NTIS  PB84-207679 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, charts ; 28 cm
Abstract
The report documents the first 2 years (1982 and 1983) of commercial operation of the dibasic acid (DBA) system at Springfield's Southwest Power Plant (SWPP), during which SWPP averaged an SO2 emission rate of less than 1.0 lb SO2/million Btu. (NOTE: EPA has sponsored research to develop organic-acid-enhanced flue gas desulfurization (FGD) technology for existing and new coal burning facilities. A 1981 EPA-sponsored demonstration program at SWPP, near Springfield, MO, showed that adipic acid and DBA greatly enhanced FGD performance. SWPP has continued to use DBA to comply with the 1971 SO2 emissions standard under which they are regulated. Thus, SWPP became the first commercial-scale system to use an organic additive to enhance SO2 removal). At SWPP in 1980 (before DBA addition), SWPP averaged about 5 lb SO2/million Btu. FGD system reliability was also greatly improved, averaging 97.9% in 1982 and 98.7% in 1983, compared to 45% in 1980. The SO2/O2 continuous emissions monitoring system also showed excellent reliability, exceeding 97%. Overall, DBA has increased the flexibility of the SWPP system and, most importantly, allowed SWPP to operate in compliance.
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Prepared for Office of Environmental Engineering and Technology. -- From T.p. "EPA/600-7-84-065." IERL - RTP Project Officer : J. David Mobley. "June 1984." Task Final; EPA, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory
Contents Notes
The report documents the first 2 years (1982 and 1983) of commercial operation of the dibasic acid (DBA) system at Springfield's Southwest Power Plant (SWPP), during which SWPP averaged an SO2 emission rate of less than 1.0 lb SO2/million Btu. (NOTE: EPA has sponsored research to develop organic-acid-enhanced flue gas desulfurization (FGD) technology for existing and new coal burning facilities. A 1981 EPA-sponsored demonstration program at SWPP, near Springfield, MO, showed that adipic acid and DBA greatly enhanced FGD performance. SWPP has continued to use DBA to comply with the 1971 SO2 emissions standard under which they are regulated. Thus, SWPP became the first commercial-scale system to use an organic additive to enhance SO2 removal). At SWPP in 1980 (before DBA addition), SWPP averaged about 5 lb SO2/million Btu. FGD system reliability was also greatly improved, averaging 97.9% in 1982 and 98.7% in 1983, compared to 45% in 1980. The SO2/O2 continuous emissions monitoring system also showed excellent reliability, exceeding 97%. Overall, DBA has increased the flexibility of the SWPP system and, most importantly, allowed SWPP to operate in compliance.