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Revised BART cost effectiveness analysis for tail-end selective catalytic reduction at the Basin Electric Power Cooperative Leland Olds Station Unit 2. Final report

Citation

Fox, P. (2011). Revised BART cost effectiveness analysis for tail-end selective catalytic reduction at the Basin Electric Power Cooperative Leland Olds Station Unit 2. Final report. (Prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8, Air Quality Planning Unit). Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI International.

Abstract

A cost effectiveness analysis evaluates the cost of controlling pollution in dollars per ton of pollutant removed. In response to a request from the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDH), Sargent & Lundy prepared a cost effectiveness analysis to control nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from Basin Electric Power Cooperative's (BEPC's) Leland Olds Unit 2 using tail-end selective catalytic reduction. l This analysis evaluated five options for tail-end SCR with reported costs ranging from $4, 170/ton to $5,976/ton.2 North Dakota, in tum, used Sargent & Lundy's analysis to make a Best Available Retrofit (BART) determination for Leland Olds Unit 2. North Dakota concluded that tail-end SCR is technically feasible but eliminated it because the cost effectiveness and incremental cost of SCR were excessive.