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Main Title Pilot demonstration of sodium carbonate conditioning /
Author Schliesser, Steven.
CORP Author Acurex Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/7-79-107; EPA-68-02-2646
Stock Number PB-298 068
OCLC Number 07769556
Subjects Electrostatic precipitation. ; Sodium carbonate industry. ; Coal-fired furnaces.
Additional Subjects Sodium carbonates ; Air pollution control equipment ; Electrostatic precipitators ; Electric power plants ; Injection ; Particle size distribution ; Concentration(Composition) ; Fly ash ; Fines ; Pilot plants ; Tables(Data) ; Graphs(Charts) ; Sampling ; Sodium oxides ; Performance evaluation ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Design ;
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-107 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/03/2013
EJBD  EPA 600-7-79-107 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/20/2014
EKAM  EPA-600/7-79-107 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 03/31/1995
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-107 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/19/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-107 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 10/24/1997
NTIS  PB-298 068 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 175 p. in various pagings : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report describes a performance evaluation, conducted with a pilot electrostatic precipitator (ESP), studying the effects of injecting anhydrous sodium carbonate into the exhaust of a utility boiler burning Western coal. In situ resistivity measurements, ESP operating conditions, particulate concentration and size distribution measurements, and analyses of fly ash composition constitute the data assembled from this demonstration. The following results reflect the effects of conditioning the base fly ash with a 1-2% concentration as sodium oxide: (1) a sixfold reduction in resistivity; (2) a threefold improvement in average current density; (3) a threefold reduction in emission rate, significant enough to move performance from noncompliance to compliance; and (4) an enhancement in the fractional efficiency characteristics, particularly in the fine particle range. The characteristics of sodium carbonate conditioning are discussed, including the injection considerations, material specifications, and the distinctive rationale for resistivity reduction.
"Acurex Corporation." "Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry." "April 1979." Includes bibliographical references. "Contract no. 68-02-2646, program element no. EHE624A."