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Flue Gases: Research, Technology and Economics
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Editors: Theodore B. Naylor
Book Description:
Flue gas is gas that exits to the atmosphere via a flue, which is a pipe or channel for conveying exhaust gases from a fireplace, oven, furnace, boiler or steam generator. Quite often, it refers to the combustion exhaust gas produced at power plants. Its composition depends on what is being burned, but it will usually consist of mostly nitrogen (typically more than two-thirds) derived from the combustion air, carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor as well as excess oxygen (also derived from the combustion air). It further contains a small percentage of pollutants such as particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides.

For each ton of oil or coal fuel burned at a power plant, the flue gas contains 3 to 3.5 tons of carbon dioxide.

At power plants, flue gas is often treated with a series of chemical processes and scrubbers, which remove pollutants. Electrostatic precipitators or fabric filters remove particulate matter and flue gas desulfurization captures the sulfur dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels, particularly coal. Nitrogen oxides are treated either by modifications to the combustion process to prevent their formation, or by high temperature or catalytic reaction with ammonia or urea. In either case, the aim is to produce nitrogen gas, rather than nitrogen oxides. In the US there is a rapid deployment of technologies to remove mercury from flue gas - typically by adsorption on sorbents or by capture in inert solids as part of the flue gas desulfurization product.

This new book presents the latest research in this field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Flue Gases: Research, Technology and Economics, pp. 1-98
(Filomena Pinto, Rui Neto Andre, Pedro Abelha, A. Teresa Crujeira, I. Gulyurtlu, INETI, Estrada do Paco do Lumiar, Lisboa, Portugal)

Chapter 2. Energy in Europe: Economics, Policy and Strategy, pp. 99-150
(Filomena Pinto, Rui Neto Andre, I. Gulyurtlu, I. Cabrita, INETI, Estrada do Paco do Lumiar, Lisboa, Portugal)

Chapter 3. Emissions and Control of Trace Elements and PM 2.5 during Coal Combustion in China, pp. 151-202
(Junying Zhang, Yongchun Zhao, State Key Laboratory of Coal Combustion, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China)

Chapter 4. Control of NOx Emissions from Energy Production, pp. 203-234
(Maria Teresa Izquierdo and Begona Rubio, Instituto de Carboquimica, Zaragoza, Spain)

Chapter 5. Novel Microporous and Mesoporous Materials for CO2 Capture from Flue Gases, pp. 235-262
(Shaobin Wang, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Curtin Univ. of Technology, Perth, WA)

Chapter 6. Mercury Behavior in Flue Gases of Coal-Fired Power Plants: Modeling Study, pp. 263-286
(Gennady Gerasimov, Institute of Mechanics, Moscow State Univ., Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 7. Sorbents in Flue Gas Emission Control, pp. 287-306
(Jinsheng Wang, CANMET Energy Technology Centre, Natural Resources Canada, Ontario, Canada, Siauw H. Ng, National Centre for Upgrading Technology, Alberta, Canada and Thomas Y. R. Tsai, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan, ROC)

Chapter 8. Carbon Dioxide Capture: Technical Review and Proposal of an Alternative Absorption Process, pp. 307-328
(Lidia Lombardi, Dipartimento di Energetica "Sergio Stecco", Univ. degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy, Andrea Corti, Dipartimento di Ingegnaria dell'informazione, Univ. degli Studi di Siena, Siena, Italy)

Chapter 9. No Reduction in Flue Gas by Reaction with N2 and Ammonia-Derived Radicals, pp. 329-346
(Yukihiro Kusano, Frank Leipold, Alexander Fateev, Henrik Bindslev, Riso National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical Univ. of Denmark, Roskilde, Denmark)

Chapter 10. Smoking Process: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Levels in Smoked Foods, pp. 347-356
(Pierina Visciano, Monia Perugini, Dept. of Food Science, Univ. of Teramo, Teramo, Italy, Francesca Conte, Dept. of Veterinary Public Health, Univ. of Messina, Polo Univ. dell'Annunziata, Messina, Italy)

Chapter 11. High Efficient Decomposition of CF4 Gases by Combustion Method, pp. 357-366
(Jun Han, Hubei Province Key Laboratory of Coal Conversion and New Carbon Materials, Wuhan Univ. of Sciences and Technology, Wuhan, China, Dept. of Ecological Engineering, Toyohashi Univ. of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan, Ikuo Kawaguchi, Dept. of Ecological Engineering, Toyohashi Univ. of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan, Shinya Hayashi, Dept. of Ecological Engineering, Toyohashi Univ. of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan, et al.)

Index

   Series:
      Gases - Characteristics, Types and Properties
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: pp.390
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-449-5
   Status: AV
  
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