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Main Title Pilot-scale evaluation of LIMB technology /
Author Dahlin, Robert Steven. ; Beittel, R. ; Gooch, J. P.
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Author Title of a Work
Beittel, R.
Gooch, J. P.
CORP Author Southern Research Inst., Birmingham, AL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/7-87/019; SORI-EAS-86-675; EPA-R-810012
Stock Number PB87-224630
Subjects Acid rain--United States. ; Sulfur oxides. ; Sulphur oxides
Additional Subjects Air pollution control equipment ; Coal ; Natural gas ; Combustion ; Limestone ; Calcium oxides ; Particulates ; Limestone injection multistage burners ; Stationary sources
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-224630 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 151 pages ; 28 cm
The report gives results of pilot-scale studies of sulfur capture in the EPA's Limestone Injection Multistage Burner (LIMB) process and the effect of LIMB on particulate properties and electrostatic precipitator (ESP) performance. The sulfur capture studies showed that hydrated lime was generally superior to limestone as a sorbent for in-furnace sulfur removal. For both sorbents, downstream injection was found to be preferable over near-flame injection. With hydrated lime, the optimum injection temperature was found to be about 1200 C, where utilizations as high as 30% were achieved. The injection of either sorbent resulted in a large increase in the electrical resistivity of the ash, which could severely impact ESP performance. Laboratory and pilot-scale studies showed that the resistivity increase could be offset by flue gas conditioning using sulfur trioxide (SO3) or water vapor. With limestone injection, acceptable resistivity levels were restored by the injection of 30 ppm of SO3.
Caption title. "July 1987." "EPA/600/7-87/019." Microfiche.