Definitions for "Flue gas desulfurization"
A method of removing the sulfur oxides from the gas emitted in the burning of coal by bringing the flue gas in contact with a chemical absorbent, which reacts with the S02 to produce a slurry containing dissolved or solidified sulfur.
The process by which sulfur is removed from combustion exhaust gas.
Compare? The removal of sulfur oxides from exhaust gases of a boiler or industrial process; usually a wet scrubbing operation which concentrates hazardous materials in a slurry, requiring proper disposal.