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Fossil Fuel Emissions Control Technologies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128015667, 9780128017494

Fossil Fuel Emissions Control Technologies

1st Edition

Stationary Heat and Power Systems

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Author: Bruce Miller
Paperback ISBN: 9780128015667
eBook ISBN: 9780128017494
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 15th May 2015
Page Count: 514
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An expert guide to emission control technologies and applications, Fossil Fuels Emissions Control Technologies provides engineers with a guide to link emission control strategies to available technologies, allowing them to choose the technology that best suits their individual need.  This includes reduction technologies for Nitrogen Oxides, Sulfur Oxides, Mercury and Acid Gases. In this reference, the author explains the most critical control technologies and their application to real-world regulatory compliance issues. Numerous diagrams and examples emphasizing pollution formation mechanisms, key points in pollutant control, and design techniques are also included.

Key Features

  • Provides numerous diagrams and examples to emphasize pollution formation mechanisms
  • Coverage of critical control technologies and their application to real-world solutions
  • Explains Sulfur Oxides, Acid Gases, Nitrogen Oxides Formation and Organic HAPs, Control and Reduction Technologies
  • Covers Particulate Matter and Mercury Emissions Formation and Reduction Technologies


Environmental Engineers, Power Engineers, Pollution Engineers and Energy Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Organization of this book
    • 1.2 Overview of energy usage in the United States
    • 1.3 Fossil fuel usage in boilers for heat and power production
    • 1.4 Characteristics and composition of fossil fuels
    • 1.5 Air emissions from fossil fuel usage
    • References
  • 2. Federal regulations and impact on emissions
    • 2.1 History of legislative action for fossil fuel-fired stationary heat and power plants
    • 2.2 Air quality and emissions trends
    • References
  • 3. Particulate formation and control technologies
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Particle formation and characterization
    • 3.3 Mechanisms of particulate collection
    • 3.4 Particulate control technologies
    • 3.5 Economics of particulate matter control
    • References
  • 4. Sulfur oxides formation and control
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Chemistry of sulfur oxide (SO2/SO3) formation
    • 4.3 Sulfur dioxide control
    • 4.4 Techniques to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions
    • 4.5 Economics of flue gas desulfurization
    • References
  • 5. Nitrogen oxides formation and control
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 NOx formation mechanisms
    • 5.3 NOx control technologies
    • 5.4 Economics of NOX reduction/removal
    • References
  • 6. Mercury emissions reduction
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Mercury in fossil fuels
    • 6.3 Mercury chemistry
    • 6.4 Mercury emissions from stationary heat and power systems
    • 6.5 Technologies for mercury control
    • 6.6 Cost estimates to control mercury emissions
    • References
  • 7. Formation and control of acid gases, and organic and inorganic hazardous air pollutants
    • 7.1 Introduction
    • 7.2 Environmental and health effects of organic and inorganic hazardous air pollutants
    • 7.3 Trace elements/hazardous organic compounds/halogens in fossil fuels
    • 7.4 Formation and emissions of acid gases
    • 7.5 Formation and emissions of organic compounds
    • 7.6 Characteristics and emissions of trace elements
    • 7.7 Control technologies
    • 7.8 Economics of control technologies
    • References
  • 8. Greenhouse gas – carbon dioxide emissions reduction technologies
    • 8.1 Introduction
    • 8.2 Environmental and health effects
    • 8.3 Greenhouse gas emissions
    • 8.4 CO2 capture/reduced emissions technologies
    • 8.5 Transport of CO2
    • 8.6 CO2 storage
    • 8.7 Economics of CO2 capture and storage
    • 8.8 Monitoring, verification, accounting, and assessment
    • References
  • Appendix A. Regional definitions
  • Appendix B. Fossil fuel-fired emission factors
    • B.1 Coal-fired emission factors
    • B.2 Fuel oil emission factors
    • B.3 Natural gas combustion emission factors
    • B.4 Liquefied petroleum gas combustion emission factors
    • B.5 Stationary gas turbines emission factors
  • Appendix C. Original list of hazardous air pollutants
  • Index


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About the Author

Bruce Miller

Mr. Miller (B.S. and M.S. Chemical Engineering) has more than 30 years’ experience in energy research and development, combustion systems, fuels characterization, preparation and handling, hardware development and testing, and emissions characterization and control. He has been PI or co-PI of over $44 M in sponsored research. He is the author of four books published by Elsevier

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Director, The Energy Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

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