Limestone's use for flue gas desulphurization: limited impact on VOM for operators
The limestone market in the US is a large low-value, high quantity market, with average per ton FOB prices between $8.05/t and $9.05/t over the last five years. In 2011, production amounted to approximately 750 Mt of limestone, produced at over 2,000 quarries in nearly every state. Limestone importance for the coal industry comes from its use as a sorbent in flue gas desulphurization (FGD) equipment at coal-fired electric generating stations (EGU). Limestone is the plurality sorbent used...
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Limestone Supply and Demand: primary usage over the last decade
Limestone for use in the Coal and Steel Industries