Calcium Carbonate in Flue Gas Desulfurization – Nature’s Pollution Control Agent

Ensuring the air that we breathe and the water that we drink is clean has never been more important. The Clean Air Act of 1970 gave the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the power that it needed to reduce air pollution. But early technology for flue-gas desulfurization dates back to England around 1850.

At GLC Minerals, we provide municipal and industrial companies in the Midwest with ground calcium carbonate products that naturally remove pollution from the air. As an alkaline product, ground calcium carbonate (GCC) is used in Flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) applications to remove harmful sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from power plant stations.

Calcium Carbonate Plays Important Role in Flue Gas Desulfurization

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GLC Minerals manufactures Calcium Carbonate that is used in Flue Gas Desulfurization Processes

Calcium Carbonate plays an important role in various air pollution control applications. The mineral formula CaCO3 combines with mainly SO2  from flue gases when products like coal are burned to produce power.

Flue-gas desulfurization is a set of technologies that is used to detoxify exhaust gases before releasing it into the air. These gases can be harmful to plants, animals and other living organisms. These harmful gases come from power plants, oil and gas industries and major industrial and municipal plants where fossil fuels are burned.

FGD technology is based on a chemical response that transpires when warm exhaust gases from a coal-fired boiler interact with limestone. This reaction removes 90% or more of the sulphur dioxide and transforms the limestone into calcium sulfate (CaSO4). The processes most commonly used are wet scrubbing and dry scrubbing.

Contact GLC Minerals for Your Flue Gas Desulfurization Process Evaluation

Contact GLC Minerals today for a quote on your ground calcium carbonate needs for air pollution control. They are well versed in flue-gas desulfurization processes and solutions in the Midwest.