||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.
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.