||Symposium on Particulate Control in Energy Processes /
Blake., David E.
||Acurex Corp., Mountain View, Calif. Aerotherm Div.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
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Air--Pollution--United States--Equipment and supplies--Congresses. ;
Coal mines and mining--Dust control--Congresses. ;
Air--Pollution--Equipment and supplies. ;
Coal mines and mining--Dust control. ;
Air pollution control ;
Electric power plants ;
Dust control ;
Flue dust ;
Dust collection ;
Electrostatic precipitation ;
Fly ash ;
Flue gases ;
Mathematical models ;
Air filters ;
Gas turbines ;
High temperature tests ;
High pressure tests ;
Stationary sources ;
Western coal ;
Fabric filters ;
Combined-cycle power plants
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||vi, 581 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Methods of control of particulate emission from conventional electric power generation facilities are well developed and reasonably effective. However, several recent developments in combustion technology have significantly increased the difficulty of particulate collection. There is an immediate problem with the rapidly increasing use of low-sulfur, high-ash Western coals. Because of the high mineral content of these coals, ash is produced at higher rates than for high-sulfur (Eastern) anthracite or bituminous coals. Compounding the problem, the low sulfur content decreases the effectiveness of electrostatic precipitators. The most severe problems arise when attempting to switch existing power plants (with precipitators sized for high-sulfur coal) to low-sulfur coals. A longer-range problem with particulate collection exists with several high temperature and pressure energy processes now being developed. In order to obtain maximum efficiency of power generation from coal gasifier or fluidized bed combustion facilities, it is necessary to remove particulates from hot, high pressure streams upstream of the turbines. The symposium, held in San Francisco on May 11-13, 1976, devoted six sessions, two panel discussions, and some 22 papers to consideration of these problems and their solutions. This volume is a collection of the papers presented at the symposium.
Compiled by Aerotherm Division/Acurex Corporation under Contract No. 68-02-1318, Task 22, Program Element No. EHE624. Symposium was held on May 11-13, 1976. Issued Sept. 1976. Includes bibliographical references (p. 580).