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Title: ADVANCED FLUE GAS CONDITIONING AS A RETROFIT UPGRADE TO ENHANCE PM COLLECTION FROM COAL-FIRED ELECTRIC UTILITY BOILERS

The U.S. Department of Energy and ADA Environmental Solutions are engaged in a project to develop commercial flue gas conditioning additives. The objective is to develop conditioning agents that can help improve particulate control performance of smaller or under-sized electrostatic precipitators on utility coal-fired boilers. The new chemicals will be used to control both the electrical resistivity and the adhesion or cohesivity of the fly ash. There is a need to provide cost-effective and safer alternatives to traditional flue gas conditioning with SO{sub 3} and ammonia. This quarterly report summarizes project activity for the period April-June, 2003. In this period there was limited activity and no active field trials. Results of ash analysis from the AEP Conesville demonstration were received. In addition, a site visit was made to We Energies Presque Isle Power Plant and a proposal extended for a flue gas conditioning trial with the ADA-51 cohesivity additive. It is expected that this will be the final full-scale evaluation on the project.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
824878
DOE Contract Number:
FC26-00NT40755
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Jul 2003
Research Org:
ADA Environmental Solutions (US)
Sponsoring Org:
(US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; COAL; ADDITIVES; ADHESION; BOILERS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATORS; FLUE GAS; FLY ASH; PARTICULATES; PERFORMANCE; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL