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Main Title EPA alkali scrubbing test facility : advanced program, first progress report /
Author Epstein., Michael
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Williams, John E.
Epstein, Michael.
CORP Author Bechtel Corp., San Francisco, Calif.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Energy, Minerals, and Industry,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA-600/2-75-050; EPA-68-02-1814; EPA-ROAP-21AAZ-001
Stock Number PB-245 279
OCLC Number 52500413
Additional Subjects Scrubbers ; Air pollution control equipment ; Sulfur dioxide ; Electric power plants ; Performance tests ; Test facilities ; Flue gases ; Calcium oxides ; Limestone ; Desulfurization ; Particles ; Coal ; Prototypes ; Spray tanks ; Washing ; Boilers ; Absorbers(Equipment) ; Particle size ; Reliability ; Combustion products ; Chemical analysis ; Limestone scrubbing ; Alkaline scrubbing ; Venturi separators ; Spray tower scrubbers ; Turbulent contact absorbers ; Wet methods ; Particulates
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-75-050 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/11/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-2-75-050 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/14/2016
EKBD  EPA-600/2-75-050 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/27/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-2-75-050 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/28/2018
NTIS  PB-245 279 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of advanced program tests on a prototype lime/limestone wet-scrubbing SO2 and particulate removal facility at TVA's Shawnee Power Station. With the objective of achieving reliable mist eliminator operation, a venturi/spray tower was operated with lime slurry, and a Turbulent Contact Absorber (TCA) with limestone. Each had 30,000 acfm (10MW equivalent) flue gas capacity. The venturi/spray tower system was maintained essentially clean in an 823-hour run at 8.0 ft/sec gas velocity and 8% slurry solids (the 3-pass, open-vane chevron mist eliminator was intermittently washed on both topside and underside with makeup water). The TCA system was operated successfully in an 1835-hour run at 8.6 ft/sec gas velocity and 15% slurry solids (the mist elimination system consisted of a Koch Flexitray in series with a 6-pass, closed-vane chevron mist eliminator, both with underside wash). Both scrubber systems operated with better than 99% particulate removal efficiency and with outlet grain loadings of 0.01 to 0.03 grains/scf. A correlating equation is presented for TCA pressure drop tests.
Project Officer: John E. Williams. Bechtel Corporation Contract Number: 68-02-1814 "September 1975." "EPA-600/2-75-050."