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Title: Process for the removal of acid forming gases from exhaust gases

Abstract

Exhaust gases are treated to remove NO or NO.sub.x and SO.sub.2 by contacting the gases with an aqueous emulsion or suspension of yellow phosphorus preferably in a wet scrubber. The pressure is not critical, and ambient pressures are used. Hot water temperatures are best, but economics suggest about 50.degree. C. are attractive. The amount of yellow phosphorus used will vary with the composition of the exhaust gas, less than 3% for small concentrations of NO, and 10% or higher for concentrations above say 1000 ppm. Similarly, the pH will vary with the composition being treated, and it is adjusted with a suitable alkali. For mixtures of NO.sub.x and SO.sub.2, alkalis that are used for flue gas desulfurization are preferred. With this process, 100% of the by-products created are usable, and close to 100% of the NO or NO and SO.sub.2 can be removed in an economic fashion.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (El Cerrito, CA)
  2. (San Pablo, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA
OSTI Identifier:
868542
Patent Number(s):
5164167
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Berkeley, CA) LBNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; removal; acid; forming; gases; exhaust; treated; remove; contacting; aqueous; emulsion; suspension; yellow; phosphorus; preferably; wet; scrubber; pressure; critical; ambient; pressures; hot; water; temperatures; economics; suggest; 50; degree; attractive; amount; vary; composition; gas; concentrations; 10; 1000; ppm; similarly; ph; adjusted; suitable; alkali; mixtures; alkalis; flue; desulfurization; preferred; 100; by-products; created; usable; close; removed; economic; fashion; water temperature; yellow phosphorus; forming gas; gas desulfurization; exhaust gases; flue gas; hot water; exhaust gas; ambient pressure; acid forming; acid form; ambient pressures; wet scrubber; forming gases; suitable alkali; aqueous emulsion; /423/

Citation Formats

Chang, Shih-Ger, and Liu, David K. Process for the removal of acid forming gases from exhaust gases. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Chang, Shih-Ger, & Liu, David K. Process for the removal of acid forming gases from exhaust gases. United States.
Chang, Shih-Ger, and Liu, David K. Wed . "Process for the removal of acid forming gases from exhaust gases". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868542.
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abstractNote = {Exhaust gases are treated to remove NO or NO.sub.x and SO.sub.2 by contacting the gases with an aqueous emulsion or suspension of yellow phosphorus preferably in a wet scrubber. The pressure is not critical, and ambient pressures are used. Hot water temperatures are best, but economics suggest about 50.degree. C. are attractive. The amount of yellow phosphorus used will vary with the composition of the exhaust gas, less than 3% for small concentrations of NO, and 10% or higher for concentrations above say 1000 ppm. Similarly, the pH will vary with the composition being treated, and it is adjusted with a suitable alkali. For mixtures of NO.sub.x and SO.sub.2, alkalis that are used for flue gas desulfurization are preferred. With this process, 100% of the by-products created are usable, and close to 100% of the NO or NO and SO.sub.2 can be removed in an economic fashion.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
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