Sulfur dioxide removal prom stack gases
US T909017 I4
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PUBLISHED APRIL 17, 1973 T909,017 SULFUR DIOXIDE REMOVAL FROM STACK GASES John E. Jordan, 1306 30th St., Sheffield, Ala. 35660,
and George M. Newcombe, 200 Seven Oaks Road,
Apt. 8G, Durham, N.C. 27704 Filed Apr. 13, 1972, Ser. No. 243,636 Int. Cl. C01b 17/00 US. Cl. 423-442 3 Sheets Drawing. 18 Pages Specification Sulfur oxides can be removed from waste gases by ab sorption in ammoniacal solution forming ammonium bisulfite, ammonium sulfite, and, unavoidably, ammonium sulfate. The absorber effiucnt solution may be treated with ammonium bisulfatc to form ammonium sulfate and to release a concentrated stream of S0 suitable for conversion to H 80 or elemental sulfur. Ammonium sulfate may be crystallized from the solution and thermally decomposed to ammonia for recycle to the absorber and ammonium bisulfate for recycle to the S0 release step. The economics of the process are improved by operating the absorber with an ammoniacal solution having a high content of ammonium sulfate; subsequent treatment of the scrubber efiluent with ammonium bisulfate and, after S0 release, with ammonia causes precipitation of ammonium sulfate without evaporation of the large amounts of water required in earlier concepts of this process.
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