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Main Title Medium-Sulfur Coal and Fly Ash Resistivity.
Author Harrison, W. A. ; Nicholson, J. K. ; DuBard, J. L. ; Carlton, J. D. ; Sparks, L. E. ;
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL. ;Southern Co. Services, Inc., Birmingham, AL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-CR-810284; EPA/600/J-88/011;
Stock Number PB88-201207
Additional Subjects Sulfur oxides ; Electrostatic precipitation ; Emission factors ; Fly ash ; Air quality data ; Sulfur dioxide ; Electrical resistivity ; Coal ; Mathematical models ; Flue gases ; Electric power plants ; Air pollution control ; Air pollution ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-201207 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/04/1988
Collation 10p
The paper describes a project to expand the data base of sulfur oxide concentrations, in situ fly ash resistivities, and electrical operating points measured in operating utility fly ash electrostatic precipitators (ESPs). Recent data are presented. In situ resistivity data are compared with laboratory measurements and mathematical predictions. Electric generating plants burning medium-sulfur coal need a way to predict when ESP performance will be limited by high resistivity of the collected fly ash. The main uncertainty in mathematical predictions of fly ash resistivity lies in the marginal effect of sulfur trioxide vapor naturally occurring in the flue gas. A revised version of the resistivity predictor gives results in agreement with values measured both in situ and in the laboratory.