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Main Title IAPCS: A Computer Model That Evaluates Pollution Control Systems for Utility Boilers.
Author Kaplan, N. ; Soderberg, E. ; Pickett, D. ; Meyers, J. ;
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Detroit Edison Co., MI. ;New York State Electric and Gas Corp., Binghamton.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher cJun 94
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA-68-D1-0031; EPA/600/J-94/305;
Stock Number PB94-192721
Additional Subjects Computerized simulation ; Boilers ; Air pollution control ; Coal fired power plants ; Reprints ; Sulfur dioxide ; Nitrogen oxides ; Particulates ; Cost analysis ; Performance evaluation ; Study estimates ; Compliance ; Clean Air Acts ; Design criteria ; Integrated Air Pollution Control System Model ; Flue gas desulfurization
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-192721 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/11/1994
Collation 11p
The paper discusses the use of the Integrated Air Pollution Control System (IAPCS) computer model for estimating sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) control system costs for real-world utility plants. The IAPCS can perform cost and performance estimates of 15 air pollution control systems as applied to coal-fired utility boilers. Estimates can also be made for particulate control systems. This personal-computer-based interactive model allows the user to specify boiler, coal, and control system operating parameters. Detroit Edison and New York State Electric and Gas Company, each provided the boiler and coal specifications for three of their existing or proposed units. The IAPCS model was used to provide capital costs, annual operating and maintenance costs, levelized annual revenue required, and pollution reduction estimates for each control system estimated. The model is a tool that utilities can use to evaluate compliance options for meeting the regulatory requirements of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, in addition to options for meeting state regulations. It can also be used by legislators and their staffs, public utilities commmissions, and architectural/engineering companies for preliminary control system design and budget estimates.