||Evaluation of Conventional and Advanced Coal Cleaning Techniques.
Onursal, A. B. ;
Buroff, J. ;
Strauss, J. ;
||Versar, Inc., Springfield, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Air pollution control ;
Sulfur dioxide ;
Flue gases ;
Coal preparation ;
State government ;
Cost estimates ;
Air pollution control equipment ;
Stationary sources ;
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The report assesses the capability, cost, and environmental effects of coal cleaning to reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions. It is the culmination of a 4-year program directed by EPA's AEERL. The report includes evaluations of SO2 emission reductions by cleaning coals on a state and regional basis; descriptions of coal cleaning equipment; calculation of environmental tradeoffs; development of algorithms for coal cleaning capital costs, operation and maintenance costs, and cost benefits; brief descriptions of advanced coal cleaning processes; summaries of coal and utility industry trends relative to coal cleaning; and development of a utility-system-based model for calculating SO2 emission compliance costs using coal cleaning, blending, and flue gas desulfurization options. The report notes that 85% of the SO2 emission reductions produced by coal cleaning would be attained from coals in the Northern Appalachian and Eastern Midwest regions.