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Fossil Fuel Emissions Control Technologies by Bruce G. Miller

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Introduction

It has been shown that fossil fuels are a major source of energy worldwide and in the U.S., a trend that will continue for many years. A major portion of fossil fuels usage is for stationary heat and power generation, nearly all of which require some form of pollution control. Of these fuels, coal is the primary source for power generation, followed by natural gas with a very small amount of petroleum-based fuels. This chapter provides information on emissions control technologies for stationary heat and power systems, giving background on energy usage in the United States, fossil fuel usage in boilers and combustion turbines for heat and power production, characteristics and composition of fossil fuels, specifically coal, liquid ...

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