||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab. ;Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA. ;Department of Energy, Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center.
The paper discusses the 1991 SO2 Control Symposium, held December 3-6, 1991, in Washington, DC, and jointly sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). It focused attention on recent improvements in conventional sulfur dioxide (SO2) control technologies, emerging processes, and strategies for complying with the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. It provided a forum for the exchange of technical and regulatory information on SO2 control technology. More than 800 representatives of 20 countries from government, academia, flue gas desulfurization (FGD) process suppliers, equipment manufacturers, engineering firms, and utilities attended. In all, 50 U.S. utilities and 10 utilities in other countries were represented. In 11 technical sessions, speakers presented 111 technical papers on development, operation, and commercialization of wet and dry FGD, clean coal technologies, and combined sulfur oxide/nitrogen oxide (SOx/NOx) processes.