Solid Fuel Blending

Principles, Practices, and Problems

By

  • David Tillman, Easton, USA
  • Dao Duong
  • N. Harding, NS Harding & Associates, Salt Lake City, USA

Create affordable solid fuel blends that will burn efficiently while reducing the carbon footprint. Solid Fuel Blending Handbook: Principles, Practices, and Problems describes a new generation of solid fuel blending processes. The book includes discussions on such topics as flame structure and combustion performance, boiler efficiency, capacity as influenced by flue gas volume and temperature, slagging and fouling, corrosion, and emissions. Attention is given to the major types of combustion systems including stokers, pulverized coal, cyclone, and fluidized bed boilers. Specific topics considered include chlorine in one or more coals, alkali metals (e.g., K, Na) and alkali earth elements, and related topics.

Coals of consideration include Appalachian, Interior Province, and Western bituminous coals; Powder River Basin (PRB) and other subbituminous coals; Fort Union and Gulf Coast lignites, and many of the off-shore coals (e.g., Adaro coal, an Indonesian subbituminous coal with very low sulfur; other off-shore coals from Germany, Poland, Australia, South Africa, Columbia, and more). Interactions between fuels and the potential for blends to be different from the parent coals will be a critical focus of this of the book.

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Audience

Power Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Energy Engineers, Energy Economist, Environmental Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, and Industrial Engineers

 

Book information

  • Published: March 2012
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-380932-2


Table of Contents

PREFACE
1:  INTRODUCTION TO FUEL BLENDING
2:  Principles of Solid Fuel Blending
3:  Blending Coal on Coal
4:  BIOMASS - COAL BLENDING (COFIRING)
5:  WASTE FUEL - COAL BLENDING
6:  ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF FUEL BLENDING
7:  Modeling and Fuel Blending
8:  INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES WITH COAL BLENDING
INDEX