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Main Title Fluidized bed studies of the limestone based flue gas desulfurization process
Author Skopp, Alvin. ; Sear, John T. ; Bertran, Rene R.
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Sears, John T.
Bertrand, R. R.
CORP Author Esso Research and Engineering Co., Linden, N.J. Government Research Div.
Publisher Esso Research and Engineering Co.,
Year Published 1969
Report Number GR-9-FGS-69; PH-86-67-130
Stock Number PB-189 495
OCLC Number 40486509
Additional Subjects ( Air pollution ; Power plants(Establishments)) ; ( Waste gases ; Adsorption) ; ( Fluidized bed processes ; Waste gases) ; ( Limestone ; Waste gases) ; Sulfur compounds ; Recovery ; Costs ; Design ; Sulfates ; Coal ; Oxides ; Dioxides ; Sulfur dioxide ; Dolomite(Mineral) ; Desulfurization ; Metal oxides
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EKBD  EPA/APTD-1256 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/18/1998
NTIS  PB-189 495 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation iv, 114 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
A conceptual design of a fluidized bed flue gas desulfurization process has been developed based on the ability of coarse lime particles to react with the remove SO2 from combustion flue gases in a fluidized bed. Reduction of the sulfated lime particles formed in such a process has been demonstrated to provide reactivated particles. These particles can again react with the sulfur dioxide in a flue gas to form sulfates. The effluent from reduction has a high SO2 concentration and is suitable for the production of sulfuric acid. Experiments were performed to determine and improve the reactivity of different limestone and dolomitic sorbents in a fluidized bed, and to define conditions for regeneration of the sorbents. A conceptual design of a system was formulated from these data. A coarse particle, high-gas-velocity fluidized bed operating at 1600 f was found the basis of the best design. Regeneration was carried out with a producer-type gas at about 2000 f. Preliminary economics indicated that the system was not applicable in presently operating boilers but a grass-roots power plant might operate competitively. However, other general considerations, such as the large size and location of the equipment in the boiler train, make a commercial process appear unlikely in its present form. Adaption of this process to fluidized bed combustion schemes is promising. (Author)
Colophon title. "August, 1969." "Final Report"--Cover. PB-189 495. Includes bibliographical references (85-86)