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Finer Trona Particle Sizes in Flue Gas Desulfurization

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Flue Gas Desulfurization technology, which uses dry sorbent injection, is one of the major ways that companies are fighting back against pollution.


What is Flue Gas Desulfurization?


When fossil fuels are burned, it has a tendency to leave high amounts of sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere. This is a dangerous pollutant that is most notable for causing acid rain. However, flue gas desulfurization is the process that is intended to remove the sulfur dioxide from the atmosphere, thus reducing the pollution rate. This is accomplished using a procedure called dry sorbent injection.


What is dry sorbent injection?


Dry sorbent injection is the insertion of chemicals to the exhaust that results from the output from the fossil fuels with the intention of reducing the amount of sulfur dioxide that pollutes the air. The chemicals that are mixed in are either Trona (Sodium Sesquicarbonate), or SBC (Sodium Bicarbonate). These chemicals react with the sulfur dioxide in such a way that the amount of sulfur dioxide in the air is reduced. However, in order for the Trona to be effective, it needs to be a material that consists of very fine particles. This webinar is about the ways that Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems helps to process the Trona so that it can effectively react with the Sulfur Dioxide during flue gas desulfurization.

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