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The most common method actually used for flue gas desulphurisation is the wet method, consisting of lime or limestone scrubbing. This method, although almost universally applied, has some intrinsic drawbacks: (i) costs are incurred in handling the lime and limestone and the resulting large quantities of wet slurries; (ii) considerable amounts of waste water are produced; (iii) disposal of large quantities of gypsum will cause problems. For these reasons, new regenerative processes may still offer considerable advantages. In the present paper such a new process is described, which produces sulphuric acid as a useful product.

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Authors: VAN VELZEN D, JRC Ispra (IT);LANGENKAMP H, JRC Ispra (IT);MARTINO A, Ansaldo Richerche, Genova (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Energia ed Ambiente verso il 2000, Capri (IT), June 3-5, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37578 ORA
Record Number: 199310893 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en