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The ISPRA process for flue gas desulphurisation relies on the direct oxidation of sulphur dioxide to sulphuric acid and continuous regeneration of the oxidiser. The developments which have led to the construction and operation of a 1.2 million cu.ft/h pilot plant are described. The economic evaluation of the process, resulting in very attractive and competitive capital and operating costs, is summarised. The status of commercial plant design and the development of materials and components is presented. The commercial utilisation of by-product sulphuric acid and hydrogen is also described.

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Authors: CAPRIOGLIO G, Ferlini-General Atomics Development Corp., San Diego (US);LANGENKAMP H, JRC Ispra (IT);VANVELZEN D, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 1990 SO(2) Control Symposium, New Orleans (US), May 8-11, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35794 ORA
Record Number: 199011628 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en