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This volume presents the report of a contractors' meeting held in June 1988 under the European R & D programme "Utilisation of solid fuels". Environmental aspects of flue gas and fly ash are considered. Although particulate control has been widely used for years, possibilities still exist for improving efficiencies or cutting costs for large power plants, medium and small capacity boilers and small domestic appliances burning solid fuels. More innovative are efforts to develop hot gas clean-up systems. No major improvement can be expected in SO(2) and NO(x) control technologies although research aimed at reducing costs would be beneficial. Flue gas treatment of fluidised bed combustion with sorbants gives rise to solid wastes. Where landfill methods are used for disposal of these wastes, there is concern about harmful effects of trace elements on groundwater. Research is needed into regenerable sorbents, particularly for use in populated areas.

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Authors: SENS P F, CEC Bruxelles (BE);WILKINSON J K (EDITORS), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11845 EN (1989) 173 pp.
Availability: Available from Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd., Crown House, Linton Raod, Barking, Essex IG11 8JU (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 1-85166-324-X
Record Number: 198910956 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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