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Potential solid waste generation and disposal from lime and limestone desulfurization processes.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8633, 1974 Jun; :1-22
The generation and disposal of solid waste from electric utility plants using a lime or limestone wet-scrubbing system and the potential effects on the environment were estimated for 1975 and 1980. The study indicated that in 1975 approximately 5.8 million tons of desulfurization solid waste (50 percent solids) will be generated. In 1980, when it is estimated that desulfurization will become commercially accepted, approximately 17.4 million tons of this material will be generated for disposal and/or utilization. The desulfurization waste material, when combined with lime, fly ash, and water, may have potential for use as a roadbase material, in landfill reclamation, and as synthetic aggregate.
Waste-disposal; Waste-treatment; Electric-power-generation; Environmental-protection; Environmental-pollution
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 8633
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