Effects of Physicochemical/Mineralogical Characteristics of Limestones and Porosity after Calcination on Desulfurization Reactivities

  • Baek, Chul-Seoung (Department of Research and Development, Korea Institute of Limestone and Advanced Materials) ;
  • Seo, Jun-Hyung (Department of Research and Development, Korea Institute of Limestone and Advanced Materials) ;
  • Cho, Jin-Sang (Department of Research and Development, Korea Institute of Limestone and Advanced Materials) ;
  • Cho, Kye-Hong (Department of Research and Development, Korea Institute of Limestone and Advanced Materials) ;
  • Han, Choon (Department of Chemical Engineering, Kwangwoon University)
  • Received : 2015.12.17
  • Accepted : 2016.01.19
  • Published : 2016.01.31


Characteristics of wet flue gas desulfurization and in-furnace desulfurization of domestic and overseas limestone with different crystallinity and crystalline size are studied in this article. Properties of desulfurization were evaluated in relation to physicochemical/ mineralogical characteristics, degree of pore formation for different calcination temperatures and TNC(total neutralizing capability). TNC of domestic high crystalline limestone was lower than that of overseas one. On the other hand, the porosity after calcination was shown to be relatively high for domestic limestone, which had high initial rates of desulfurization reactions in-furnace. Based on low pore formation and porosity with high TNC of crystalline high-Ca limestones compared to macrocrystalline ones, the former are preferred for wet desulfurization processes.


Supported by : Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning


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