||Adipic Acid Enhanced Flue Gas Desulfurization Process for Industrial Boilers. Volume 2. Technical Assessment.
Behrens, G. P. ;
Hargrove, Jr, O. W. ;
||Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
||RAD-81-203-001-35-13; EPA-68-02-3171; EPA-600/7-82-065B;
Air pollution control equipment ;
Adipic acid ;
Sulfur dioxide ;
Flue gases ;
Industrial wastes ;
Combustion products ;
Calcium carbonates ;
Performance evaluation ;
Environmental impacts ;
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The report gives results of an evaluation of an adipic acid enhanced limestone flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system on industrial boilers at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base. The SO2 removal efficiency with the adipic acid averaged 94.3% over a 30-day period. This represents a significant improvement in the performance of the system using only limestone. Economic calculations for an industrial boiler adipic acid enhanced limestone FGD system indicate a slight reduction in both capital and operating expenses relative to a limestone-only system designed for 90% SO2 control of 3.5% sulfur coal. The costs are competitive with those of the dual alkali system. The successful demonstration of the adipic acid enhanced limestone system increases the number of demonstrated technologies available to a potential user.