||Advanced fine particulate control and implications toward soliving multiple pollutant control poroblems in coal-fired boilers /
Gooch, John P. ;
Sedman, C. B.
||Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Air Pollution Prevention and Control,
Coal fired boilers ;
Air pollution control ;
Emission control ;
Exhaust gases ;
Electrostatic precipitators ;
Electric utilities ;
Electric power industry
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||24 pages ; 28 cm
The paper discusses advanced fine particulate control and implications toward solving multiple pollutant control problems in coal-fired boilers. Recent advances in fine particulate matter (PM) control, including wet electrostatic precipitation (ESP) and combined ESP/fabric filtration, have demonstrated advanced control of fine particles. These and other improvements in fine particle control offer intriguing routes to solving other emissions problems facing the utility industry. These include sulfates, nitrates, and metals, both solid and vapor, most of which may contribute to plume opacity and the formation of secondary particles in the atmosphere. Current and future advances in fine particle control are discussed, and their integration with other gas cleaning technology to alleviate opactity problems and reduce secondary particle formation is proposed for future development.