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Effects of decreased SOx emissions

Emissions of sulfur oxides (SOx) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) are dependent upon the fuel(s) burned, by virtue of their chemical composition and combustion properties. For example, fuels that are higher in sulfur content have a potential for greater uncontrolled SOx emissions. The alkaline nature of wood ash reduces SOx emissions.

SOx control is approached principally through post-combustion flue gas treatments. The treatments have attributes, limitations, and trade-offs dependent, in part, upon the configuration of the source 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 SOx emission controls, outside the bounds of the combustion sources where they are applied.

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Power boiler SOx

Recovery furnace SOx

Lime kiln SOx

TRS incineration SOx

Beyond the source