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flue gas desulfurization





A technology that employs a sorbent, usually lime or limestone, to remove sulfur dioxide from the gases produced by burning fossil fuels before discharge to the atmosphere. Flue gas desulfurization is yje current state-of-the art technology for major SO2 emitters, such as power plants.

A flue-gas desulfurization unit is also called a scrubber.


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