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INDUSTRIAL BOILER RETROFIT FOR NOX CONTROL: COMBINED SELECTIVE NONCATALYTIC REDUCTION AND SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION
Groff, P. AND B K. Gullett*. INDUSTRIAL BOILER RETROFIT FOR NOX CONTROL: COMBINED SELECTIVE NONCATALYTIC REDUCTION AND SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy 16(2):116-120, (1997).
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The paper describes retrofitting and testing a 590 kW (2 MBtu/hr), oil-fired, three-pass, fire-tube package boiler with a combined selective noncatalytic reduction (SNCR) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system. The system demonstrated 85% nitrogen oxides (NOx) reduction with less than 6 ppm ammonia slip. A urea-based SNCR solution was injected in the first pass, reducing NOx and providing ammonia reagent for the SCR. A catalyst housing was designed to fit between the second and third passes where the access doors of the boiler normally attach. The SCR catalyst volume of 0.04 m3 (1.5 ft3) provided a space velocity of 10,000 per hr at a pressure drop of less than 1.5 cm (0.5 in) of water. Numerous runs demonstrated system repeatability and ease of operation. Continued tests using an on-line ammonia monitor, an on-line reagent flow meter, and a different fuel were conducted to show sustained performance and applicability.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION
AIR POLLUTION TECHNOLOGY BRANCH