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SO(2) emissions in the Mediterranean countries total 10.778 million tonnes, nearly 24% of the total of Europe. To bring these emission rates to an acceptable level, the introduction of flue gas desulphurisation is needed urgently. Available flue gas desulphurisation techniques are reviewed, emphasising the introduction of regenerative processes in general and the Ispra Mark 13A process in particular. The available technology consists mainly of lime/limestone scrubbing processes producing gypsum. This family of processes is attractive for large scale utilities, using low and medium sulphur coals. For smaller plants and high sulphur fuels, regenerative processes can form a very attractive alternative.

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Authors: VAN VELZEN D, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Les pays méditerranéens face à leur environnement, Aix-les-bains (FR), Oct. 20-21, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35868 ORA
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