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NOX AND SO2 EMISSION FACTORS FOR SERBIAN LIGNITE KOLUBARA

ABSTRACT
Emission factors are widely accepted tool for estimation of various pollutants emissions in USA and EU. Validity of emission factors is strongly related to experimental data on which they are based. This paper is a result of an effort to establish reliable NOx and SO2 emission factors for Serbian coals. The results of NOx and SO2 emissions estimations based on USA and EU emission factors from thermal power plants Nikola Tesla Obrenovac A and B utilizing the Serbian lignite Kolubara are compared with experimental data obtained during almost one decade (2000-2008) of emissions measurements. Experimental data are provided from regular annual emissions measurement along with operational parameters of the boiler and coal (lignite Kolubara) ultimate and proximate analysis. Significant deviations of estimated from experimental data were observed for NOx, while the results for SO2 were satisfactory. Afterwards, the estimated and experimental data were plotted and linear regression between them established. Single parameter optimization was performed targeting the ideal slope of the regression line. Results of this optimization provided original NOx and SO2 emission factors for Kolubara lignite.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2012-03-19
PAPER REVISED: 2012-03-28
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2012-03-30
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI120319055J
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2012, VOLUME 16, ISSUE 4, PAGES [1213 - 1228]
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