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Effects of decreased NOx emissions

Emissions of sulfur oxides (SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) are dependent upon the choice of fuels burned, by virtue of their chemical composition, and combustion properties. For example, fuels that are higher in nitrogen content have a potential for greater uncontrolled NOx emissions. Wood residuals, by virtue of their moisture content, may not be as energy efficient, but offer combustion properties less conducive to NOx emissions.

NOx control is approached principally through combustion modifications. These modifications have attributes, limitations, and trade-offs dependent, in part, upon the configuration of the sources to which they are applied.

Resources are also required to manufacture and operate emission control systems. Therefore, there are potential trade-offs accompanying the benefits of NOx emission controls that are outside the bounds of the combustion sources to which they are applied.

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Power boiler NOx

Recovery furnace NOx

Lime kiln NOx

TRS incineration NOx

Beyond the source