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Main Title Flue Gas Desulfurization Pilot Study. Phase I. Survey of Major Installations. Appendix 95-C. Double Alkali/Sludge Flue Gas Desulfurization Process.
Author Princiotta, Frank ; Gerstle, Richard W. ; Schindler, Edmund ;
CORP Author NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society, Brussels (Belgium). ;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development. ;PEDCo-Environmental, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1979
Stock Number PB-295 004
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Surveys ; Flue gases ; Absorbers(Materials) ; Sludge ; Boilers ; Substitutes ; Solubility ; Process charting ; Design criteria ; pH ; Sulfates ; Cost analysis ; Performance evaluation ; Sulfur dioxide ; Sodium hydroxide ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Pilot plants ; Dual alkali scrubbing ; NATO furnished ; Chloride ions
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NTIS  PB-295 004 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 79p
The double alkali system is a relatively new flue gas desulfurization (FGD) process that was developed to overcome some of the problems associated with lime/limestone systems without losing any of their advantages. The problems generally associated with lime/limestone systems are scaling, plugging, and erosion, all of which result from the absorbant's being in slurry form. The double alkali system overcomes these problems by using a soluble absorbant. The inexpensive raw materials and the relatively simple processing steps that are the major advantages of the lime/limestone systems are also advantages of the double alkali system. Pilot plant investigations on the application of double alkali to combustion sources began in 1973. Now three utilities, with a total capacity of 1102 MW, and three industrial-sized boilers in the United States are installing this system.