Regenerative Method For Quantitative Removal Of Sulfur Dioxide From Stack Gases
Elston, Lewis W.
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Sulfur dioxide is removed from stack gases by absorption in an aqueous medium, the preferred embodiment containing a chemical oxidant which generates hydrogen peroxide on a demand that equals the rate sulfur dioxide is absorbed into the medium whereby the absorbed sulfur dioxide is converted to sulfate form. The converted sulfur dioxide is removed in the form of an alkaline earth metal sulfate precipitate and spent oxidant is regenerated for reuse. In the other illustrated embodiments, the aqueous medium is maintained acidic from the start-up of the system. Barium peroxide is the preferred oxidant and acts both as oxidant and precipitant. Alternately, the oxidant and precipitant may be separate compounds.
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