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Main Title EPA alkali scrubbing test facility : summary of testing through October 1974 /
Author Epstein., Michael
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Epstein, Michael.
Williams, John E.
CORP Author Bechtel, Inc., San Francisco, Calif.;National Environmental Research Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Control Systems Lab.
Publisher Control Systems Laboratory, National Environmental Research Center,
Year Published 1975
Report Number EPA/650-2-75-047; PH-22-68-67; EPA-ROAP-21ACY
Stock Number PB244901
OCLC Number 52513685
ISBN pbk.
Additional Subjects Scrubbers ; Air pollution control equipment ; Performance evaluation ; Flue gases ; Sulfur dioxide ; Particles ; Absorbers(Equipment) ; Efficiency ; Combustion products ; Calcium oxides ; Reliability ; Particle size ; Washing ; Spray tanks ; Coal ; Test facilities ; Prototypes ; Limestone scrubbing ; Particulates ; Alkaline scrubbing ; Venturi separators ; Wet methods ; Spray tower scrubbers ; Turbulent contact absorbers
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 650-2-75-047 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/13/2013
EJBD  EPA 650-2-75-047 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/02/2014
NTIS  PB-244 901 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) ; 28 cm.
The report describes test results from a lime/limestone scrubbing test facility for removing SO2 and particulates from flue gases. The facility consists of three parallel scrubbers--a venturi/spray tower, a Turbulent Contact Absorber (TCA), and a marble-bed absorber--each able to treat a 10 Mw equivalent (30,000 acfm) of flue gas from a coal-fired boiler at TVA's Shawnee Station. Limestone factorial tests were conducted on all three scrubbers to determine the effects of the independent variables on SO2 and particulate removal. Lime and limestone reliability tests were conducted on the venturi/spray tower and TCA systems, respectively, to demonstrate long-term reliability, primarily of the mist elimination systems. The TCA mist elimination system (a Koch Flexitray in series with a chevron mist eliminator) has remained essentially clean over a 1000 hour period at a superficial gas velocity of 8.6 ft/sec. A recent test of the spray tower mist elimination system (a chevron mist eliminator with provision for underside and topside washing) at a superficial gas velocity of 6.7 ft/sec indicated that long-term operability of this system may be expected.
EPA Project Officer: John E. Williams. "Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development." "Contract No. PH 22-68-67, ROAP No. 21ACY-032, Program Element No. 1AB013." PB 244 901--National Technical Information Service. "EPA/650-2-75-047." "June 1975."