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Acid rain control and clean coal technology an analysis of Title II of the Clean Air Act amendments proposed by the Senate Subcommittee on Environmental Protection by Parker, Larry

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Published by Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Acid rain -- Law and legislation -- Economic aspects -- United States,
  • Air -- Pollution -- Law and legislation -- Compliance costs -- United States,
  • Air -- Pollution -- Environmental aspects,
  • Coal -- Desulfurization -- Technological innovations -- United States,
  • Coal -- Combustion -- Technological innovations -- United States,
  • Electric industries -- United States,
  • Electric utilities -- Canada

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesCRS Report for Congress
Statementby Larry B. Parker and Gregory J. Chin
SeriesReport (Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service) -- no. 87-700 ENR, Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1987-88, reel 1, fr. 01039
ContributionsChin, Gregory J, Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationiii, 79 p.
Number of Pages79
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15455626M

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  By , the amount of low-sulfur coal burned had doubled, but the implications for acid rain control were underappreciated by most policy-makers and power plant operators, says Munton. In fact, Smith and her colleagues say, because plant operators shied away from the unknowns of the fuel-switching option in favor of more familiar scrubbing, phase I reductions Cited by: At present, devices called scrubbers are the front line of defense acid-rain-causing pollutants. These can be effective; most snare more than 90 percent of the sulfur dioxide in coal : Scott Armstrong. 1. Precombustion Technologies Precombustion clean coal technologies mainly refer to coal cleaning or beneficiation before combustion. The purpose is to remove impurities and imp rove coal’s heat content, which affects generating efficiency. Most physical cleaning processes crush and wash the raw coal before removing the impurities. The book addresses many coal-related subjects of interest ranging from the chemistry of coal and the future engineering anatomy of a coal fired plant to the cutting edge clean coal technologies.

acid rain, and pollute water. Clean Coal Engineering Technology - 1st Edition Emissions control strategies are presented in Chapter 9 with carbon capture, and storage is discussed in Chapter In the book’s fourth part, a discussion of clean coal technology programs for near-zero emissions when generating electricity is provided in Chapter The low pH levels in the Northeast are evidence of acid rain. The acid-rain story begins in the midth century, when European scientists first began to suspect that the combustion of coal, the force driving the Industrial Revolution, produced smoke containing sulfur and that this led to sulfuric acid in the atmosphere. Acid rain is rain that is more acidic than it should be. Acid rain is a complicated problem affecting soil and water chemis- try, as well as the life cycles of plants and animals on land and in the water. In addition, weather conditions contribute to air pollution and cause acid rain to spread vast distances.   The most common precombustion technologies include coal switching, in which high-sulfur coal is replaced with oil, gas or coal that has a lower sulfur content, and coal cleaning, in which coal is.