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Title: Enhanced control of fine particles following Title IV coal switching and NOx control

Electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) serve as the primary particle control devices for a majority of coal-fired power generating units in the United States. ESPs are used to collect particulate matter that range in size from less than one micrometer in diameter to several hundred micrometers. Many of the options that utilities will use to respond to Title IV of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments will result in changes to the ash that will be detrimental to the performance of the ESP causing increased emissions of fine particles and higher opacity. For example, a switch to low-sulfur coal significantly increases particle resistivity while low-NO{sub x} burners increase the carbon content of ashes. Both of these changes could result in derating of the boiler to comply with emissions standards. ADA has developed a chemical additive that is designed to improve the operation of ESI`s to bring these systems into compliance operation without the need for expensive capital modifications. The additives provide advantages over competing technologies in terms of low capital cost, easy to handle chemicals, and relatively non-toxic chemicals. In addition, the new additive is insensitive to ash chemistry which will allow the utility complete flexibility to select the most economical coal.more » Results from full-scale and pilot plant demonstrations are reported.« less
Authors:
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  1. ADA Environmental Solutions, Englewood, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
617861
Report Number(s):
CONF-970145--
TRN: 98:002057-0030
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2. joint conference on acid rain and electric utilities, Scottsdale, AZ (United States), 20-22 Jan 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of Acid rain & electric utilities II; PB: 1047 p.
Publisher:
Air & Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; ACID RAIN; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; AIR QUALITY; COMPLIANCE; POLLUTION REGULATIONS; COAL; ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATORS; PERFORMANCE