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Title: Operating parameters affecting sulfate emissions from an oil-fired power unit

Abstract

The field utilization of the Brookhaven controlled condensation system at several oil-fired power plant units demonstrated the capability of a reasonably simple but quite reliable approach to the sampling of flue gas for the specific constituents, H/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ and total particulates; the latter were subsequently separated into a water soluble and insoluble fraction. The soluble fraction was shown to be entirely composed of water soluble metal sulfates, principally of Mg, V, and Na. Carbon was the main element in the insoluble fraction which also contained metal oxides primarily of Mg, V, and iron. It was conclusively shown that unless the flue gas sampling method used to study the effect of operating parameters on the emission of total sulfates was specific for H/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ and metal sulfates, the exact nature of the mechanisms responsible for the variability of sulfate emissions would have been more difficult to ascertain.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6622324
Report Number(s):
BNL-24366; CONF-780481-1
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-02-0016
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Workshop on measurement technology and characterization of primary sulfur oxides emission from combustion sources, Southern Pines, NC, USA, 24 Apr 1978
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; FLUE GAS; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; SAMPLING; FUEL OILS; COMBUSTION PRODUCTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; CARBON; CHEMICAL EFFLUENTS; COMBUSTION; GASEOUS WASTES; METALS; QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; SAMPLE PREPARATION; SULFATES; SULFURIC ACID; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; ELEMENTS; FUELS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INORGANIC ACIDS; NONMETALS; OILS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OXIDATION; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; POWER PLANTS; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; WASTES; 500200* - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 200200 - Fossil-Fueled Power Plants- Waste Management

Citation Formats

Dietz, R N, Wieser, R F, and Newman, L. Operating parameters affecting sulfate emissions from an oil-fired power unit. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Dietz, R N, Wieser, R F, & Newman, L. Operating parameters affecting sulfate emissions from an oil-fired power unit. United States.
Dietz, R N, Wieser, R F, and Newman, L. 1978. "Operating parameters affecting sulfate emissions from an oil-fired power unit". United States.
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abstractNote = {The field utilization of the Brookhaven controlled condensation system at several oil-fired power plant units demonstrated the capability of a reasonably simple but quite reliable approach to the sampling of flue gas for the specific constituents, H/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ and total particulates; the latter were subsequently separated into a water soluble and insoluble fraction. The soluble fraction was shown to be entirely composed of water soluble metal sulfates, principally of Mg, V, and Na. Carbon was the main element in the insoluble fraction which also contained metal oxides primarily of Mg, V, and iron. It was conclusively shown that unless the flue gas sampling method used to study the effect of operating parameters on the emission of total sulfates was specific for H/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ and metal sulfates, the exact nature of the mechanisms responsible for the variability of sulfate emissions would have been more difficult to ascertain.},
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