Validation and Accuracy Study of SO3 Detection Using the Controlled Condensation Method
Ding Yang 1,   Fang Zheng 2,   Xinglian Ye 1, 2  
,   Jun Guo 2,   Zongshu Zou 1,   Xizhong An 1
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College of Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China
State Environmental Protection Engineering and Technology Center for Power Industrial Dust Control, Longyan, China
Xinglian Ye   

Northeastern University
Submission date: 2018-07-09
Final revision date: 2018-09-30
Acceptance date: 2018-12-15
Online publication date: 2019-09-10
Publication date: 2019-12-09
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2020;29(1):951–960
The SO3 in coal-fired flue gas is easy to condense, reduce the smoke emission transparency and cause corrosion on the surface of the equipment. With the urgency of accurate measurement and effective treatment of SO3, this article focuses on the development of the controlled condensation method (CCM) for SO3 testing. An SO3 test accuracy verification device is set up for evaluating the test accuracy of CCM, and the influence of factors on the accuracy of CCM is performed, such as sampling a gun’s heating temperature, sampling flow rate, high SO2 concentration and difference of SO3 concentration during the test procedure. The CCM can effectively avoid the interference of SO2 on capture efficiency. With the increase of heating temperature and flow rate, the capture efficiency first increases and then decreases. Reasonable control of the tracing temperature and sampling flow rate helps to improve the accuracy of CCM. In a certain range of SO3 concentration, the capture efficiency has a linear relationship with SO3 concentration. The finding of the current study shows that this is feasible and provides significant references as to how to improve SO3 detection accuracy.