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Title: Particulate control for the year 2000

As a response to the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAAs) of 1990, utilities will be faced with new emission limitations on SO{sub 2} and NO{sub x} that could have a major impact on their current particulate control equipment. Most of the plants affected already have electrostatic precipitators for particulate control. A large number of power plants will be switching to lower sulfur coals as part of the CAAA Title IV Phase 2 SO{sub 2} rules. The lower sulfur coal ash usually does not collect well in a small precipitator so the existing precipitator will need to be upgraded to continue to meet their current emission limitations. Title IV also requires plants to lower NO{sub x} emissions which is often accomplished by modifications to the boiler such as retrofitting low NO{sub x} burners. These boiler modifications can increase the amount of unburned carbon in the ash as well as reduce the size distribution of the fly ash. Both of these changes can negatively impact a precipitator`s performance. Finally, the CAAA Title III identifies 189 pollutants as hazardous air pollutants, also known as air toxics, which have been viewed as a risk to human health. This may result in further tightening ofmore » particulate regulations for power plants and place an increased burden on the existing particulate control equipment. This paper evaluates the technologies available to comply with these new and more stringent particulate control requirements. To demonstrate the retrofit alternatives available to meet these new particulate emission requirements, two hypothetical case studies are discussed.« less
Authors:
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  1. Sargent and Lundy, Chicago, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
514814
Report Number(s):
CONF-970456--
TRN: IM9737%%308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 59. Annual meeting of the American power conference, Chicago, IL (United States), 1-3 Apr 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the American power conference: Volume 59-1; McBride, A.E. [ed.]; PB: 613 p.
Publisher:
Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago, IL (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; FLY ASH; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; CLEAN AIR ACTS; SULFUR DIOXIDE; NITROGEN OXIDES; ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATORS; PERFORMANCE; BAGHOUSES; ECONOMICS