• composite absorbent;
  • sodium chlorite;
  • sodium hypochlorite;
  • molar ratio;
  • desulfurization;
  • denitrfication


The characteristics of desulfurization and denitrification with composite absorbent were researched through aqueous absorption experiments. The removal efficiencies of SO2 and NO were up to 100 and 95%, respectively. The composite absorbent included NaClO2 and component M. Existence of component M in the solution could reduce the absorbent cost compared with using sodium chlorite alone. Chlorine dioxide, as main reaction intermediate product, participated in oxidation reaction. The optimal experimental conditions involved NaClO2 concentration of1.13 mmol/L, solution pH of 5.5, molar ratio (M/NaClO2) of 4.1, reaction temperature of 323 K. The optimal solution pH and reaction temperature were both in the required ranges of limestone-gypsum wet flue gas desulfurization (FGD) process. The research could offer primary data and important references for simultaneous removal of SO2 and NOx in limestone-gypsum wet FGD process. © 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Environ Prog, 2011