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Main Title Impact of modification/reconstruction of steam generators on SO2 emissions /
Author Bornstein, M. ; Fennelly, Paul F. ; Hall, Robert R. ; Roeck., Douglas
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Durkee, K. R.
Woodward, K. R.
CORP Author GCA Corp., Bedford, Mass. GCA Technology Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Waste Management, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Year Published 1977
Report Number GCA-TR-77-21-G; 68-02-2607; EPA-450/3-77-048; PB-281 333; EPA-68-02-2607
Stock Number PB-281 333
OCLC Number 37387058
Subjects Boilers--Environmental aspects. ; Sulfur dioxide.
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Boilers ; Sulfur dioxide ; Revisions ; Technology ; Coal ; Wood ; Electric power plants ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; New source performance standards ; Coal fired power plants
Internet Access
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-3-77-048 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/28/2014
EKBD  EPA-450/3-77-048 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/01/1997
ELBD RPS EPA 450-3-77-048 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/09/2017
ESAD  EPA 450-3-77-048 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-281 333 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation v, 23 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Abstract
This report discusses the terms 'modification' and 'reconstruction' as related to New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for SO2 emissions from coal-fired boilers greater than 250 million Btu per hour input. An analysis of current boiler technology indicates there are few physical or operational changes that would qualify as modifications or reconstruction in the sense of altering SO2 emissions from a boiler system. This is true because SO2 emissions are a function of the sulfur content of the fuel and are not affected by furnace and boiler design and operating parameters. Two situations which could be construed as modifications affecting SO2 emissions would be conversion of a wood burning facility to coal or the use coal/oil slurries in a boiler originally designed for oil. Neither of these are expected to be widespread occurrences. First, there are few wood-fired boilers in the size range covered by NSPS and, secondly, it is doubtful there would be any incentive for such units to switch from a cheap waste fuel to a more expensive primary fuel. Boilers using coal/oil slurries have only recently been proposed and are still at an experimental stage. Also discussed in this report are some of the constraints that could inhibit an existing facility from installing flue gas desulfurization equipment.
Notes
Project Officers: K.R. Durkee and K.R. Woodward. Prepared by GCA Corporation under Contract Number 68-02-2607. Includes bibliographical references (page 20).
Contents Notes
This report discusses the terms "modification" and "reconstruction" as related to New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for SOb2s emissions from coal-fired boilers greater than 250 million Btu per hour input. An analysis of current boiler technology indicates there are few physical or operational changes that would qualify as modifications or reconstruction in the sense of altering SOb2s emissions from a boiler system. This is true because SOb2s emissions are a functionsof the sulfur content of the fuel and are not affected by furnace and boiler design and operating parameters. Two situations which could be construed as modifications affecting SOb2s emissions would be conversion of a wood burning facility to coal or the use coal/oil slurries in a boiler originally designed for oil. Neither of these are expectd to be widespread occurrences. First, there are few wood-fired boilers in the size range covered by NSPS and, secondly, it is doubtful there would be any incentive for such units to switch from a cheap waste fuel to a more expensive primary fuel. Boilers using coal/oil slurries have only recently been proposed and are still at an experimental stage. Also discussed in this report are some of the constraints that could inhibit an existing facility from installing flue gas desulfurization equipment.