SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1987

Development and Commercialization of the Thiosorbic Lime Wet Scrubbing Process for Flue Gas Desulfurization


The development and commercial status of the Thiosorbic lime wet flue gas desulfurization (FGD) process is described. Addition of magnesium oxide to lime used for FGD significantly improves sulfur dioxide (SO2) removal and reliability. Overall costs for a Thiosorbic lime FGD system are competitive with FGD systems based on limestone.

Author Information

Benson, LB
Dravo Lime Company, Pittsburgh, PA
Price: $25.00
Contact Sales
Reprints and Permissions
Reprints and copyright permissions can be requested through the
Copyright Clearance Center
Developed by Committee: C07
Pages: 20–31
DOI: 10.1520/STP23148S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5000-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0499-0