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January 15, 2008

Controlling SO2 Without Corroding the Bottom Line

Mist eliminators in wet scrubbers comprise a large portion of system operating costs. Consider these material selection and replacement criteria to curb chronic maintenance requirements

Bill Looney and Brian Baleno, Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC

Among the many types of pollution-abatement systems that are in use today, wet fluegas desulfurization (FGD) systems — also known as wet scrubbers — are notoriously capital- and maintenance-intensive. These systems are widely used by electric power plants and chemical process facilities to capture and neutralize sulfur-laden fluegas, and help plant operators to meet strict federal and state mandates related to SO 2 emissions....

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