05599508 is referenced by 60 patents and cites 13 patents.

A method and apparatus is described for removing acid gases, air toxics and/or other contaminants from a flue gas stream formed during the combustion of fossil fuel, and/or waste materials. The flue gas stream is conditioned immediately downstream of the combustion source with a finely atomized liquid which is preferably water. The water spray decreases the volume of the flue gas and cools the flue gas to condense air toxics or heavy metals on the baghouse fabric filters. Advantageously, this may utilize the alkalinity inherent in the fly ash component of the particulate to assist in the removal of acid gases and/or other contaminants via adsorption. Also, the conditioned gas reduces the flue gas volumetric flow rate and hence the size of the particulate collection device, and the cost of the fabric filter media.

Title
Flue gas conditioning for the removal of acid gases, air toxics and trace metals
Application Number
69639
Publication Number
5599508
Application Date
November 22, 1994
Publication Date
February 4, 1997
Inventor
Peter V Smith
North Canton
OH, US
Fred C Owens II
North Canton
OH, US
Robert B Myers
Copley
OH, US
Dennis W Johnson
Barberton
OH, US
Robert Martinelli
Doylestown
OH, US
Agent
Robert J Edwards
Daniel S Kalka
Assignee
The Babcock & Wilcox Company
LA, US
IPC
B01D 50/00
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