How does an FGD scrubber work?

How does an FGD scrubber work?

Wet FGD. The process of wet scrubbing typically utilizes an alkaline-based slurry of lime to scrub gases. A shower of lime slurry is then sprayed into a flue gas scrubber, where the SO2 is absorbed into the spray and becomes a wet calcium sulfite. One by-product of that sulfite is it can be converted to salable gypsum.

What is FGD scrubber?

Wet Scrubber – Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) B&W’s proven technology, flexibility of design options and advanced features of our wet flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems help to reduce emissions in new or retrofit applications. Our absorber design also provides reduced operating and maintenance costs.

How does flue gas desulfurization FGD work?

How does it work? The FGD technology is based on a chemical reaction that occurs when the warm exhaust gases from the coal-fired boiler come into contact with limestone. This reaction removes 92% of the sulphur dioxide from the flue gas and converts the limestone into Calcium Sulphite.

What do scrubbers remove?

Scrubbers are air pollution control devices that use liquid to remove particulate matter or gases from an industrial exhaust or flue gas stream. This atomized liquid (typically water) entrains particles and pollutant gases in order to effectively wash them out of the gas flow.

Where are scrubbers used?

Scrubbers are one of the primary devices that control gaseous emissions, especially acid gases. Scrubbers can also be used for heat recovery from hot gases by flue-gas condensation. They are also used for the high flows in solar, PV, or LED processes.

Why is FGD required?

FGD is a system which reduces the SOx in flue gas through chemical treatment and converting the captured SOx into a by-product such as Gypsum or Calcium Sulphate or Sulphuric Acid depending upon the type of mechanism used. Dry scrubbing.

What does FGD mean?


Acronym Definition
FGD Fire & Gas Detection
FGD Flue Gas Desulfurization
FGD Focus Group Discussion
FGD Feature Group D

What is FGD process?

In a flue gas desulphurisation system (FGD), sulphur compounds are removed from the exhaust emissions of fossil-fuelled power stations. This is done by means of an industrial process through the addition of absorbents. In this method, the flue gases are steam-saturated with the absorbent in aqueous solution.

Where are wet scrubbers used?

Wet scrubbers have been used in a variety of industries such as acid plants, fertilizer plants, steel mills, asphalt plants, and large power plants. Small space requirements: Scrubbers reduce the temperature and volume of the unsaturated exhaust stream.