Sulfur Dioxide Emission and Mitigation
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Handbook of Environment and Waste Management - Volume 3: Acid Rain and Greenhouse Gas Pollution Control
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) is a toxic chemical produced during the burning of fossil fuels. It has been widely used in a variety of industrial processes for centuries due to its excellent performance as a reducing agent, refrigerating agent, bleaching agent and as an antioxidant. Consequently, it is a major atmospheric pollutant and has significant impact on the environment as well as human health. SO2 is largely responsible for decreased air quality as well as acid rain. Methods of sulfur dioxide emission mitigation are described including various flue gas desulfurization (FGD) methods, liquid petroleum product desulfurization and various methods of fluidized bed incineration.
Hung, Y.-T., & Ashner, I. (2020). Sulfur Dioxide Emission and Mitigation. In HANDBOOK OF ENVIRONMENT AND WASTE MANAGEMENT: Acid Rain and Greenhouse Gas Pollution Control (pp. 627-658), May 2020.