By SOLVAir Solutions - Solvay Chemicals, Inc.
SOLVAir Solutions’ Quick Facts is a short, snappy Q&A focusing briefly on air pollution problems and ideas to help resolve them. Quick Facts reflects SOLVAir Solutions’ experience and proficiency in helping plants implement the right air pollution control technology, effectively and cost effectively, in order to reach regulatory compliance.
Particulate matter in flue gas can exhibit highly variable and dynamic characteristics that are dependent on plant fuels, processes, and control parameters. The main characteristics of interest are mass concentration, particle size, defined by the aerodynamic diameter of the particle, and chemical composition, which relates to the eventual toxicity of the particulate matter in the ambient air outside the stack.