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Title: Life Cycle Assessment of Coal-fired Power Production

Abstract

Coal has the largest share of utility power generation in the US, accounting for approximately 56% of all utility-produced electricity (US DOE, 1998). Therefore, understanding the environmental implications of producing electricity from coal is an important component of any plan to reduce total emissions and resource consumption. A life cycle assessment (LCA) on the production of electricity from coal was performed in order to examine the environmental aspects of current and future pulverized coal boiler systems. Three systems were examined: (1) a plant that represents the average emissions and efficiency of currently operating coal-fired power plants in the US (this tells us about the status quo), (2) a new coal-fired power plant that meets the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), and (3) a highly advanced coal-fired power plant utilizing a low emission boiler system (LEBS).

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
12100
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-570-25119
TRN: US200307%%179
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Supercedes report DE00012100; PBD: 1 Sep 1999; PBD: 1 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; BOILERS; COAL; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRICITY; LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT; PERFORMANCE; POWER GENERATION; POWER PLANTS; PRODUCTION; COAL-FIRED POWER PRODUCTION; LOW EMISSION BOILER SYSTEM; NSPS; PULVERIZED COAL BOILER SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Spath, P. L., Mann, M. K., and Kerr, D. R. Life Cycle Assessment of Coal-fired Power Production. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/12100.
Spath, P. L., Mann, M. K., & Kerr, D. R. Life Cycle Assessment of Coal-fired Power Production. United States. doi:10.2172/12100.
Spath, P. L., Mann, M. K., and Kerr, D. R. Wed . "Life Cycle Assessment of Coal-fired Power Production". United States. doi:10.2172/12100. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/12100.
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title = {Life Cycle Assessment of Coal-fired Power Production},
author = {Spath, P. L. and Mann, M. K. and Kerr, D. R.},
abstractNote = {Coal has the largest share of utility power generation in the US, accounting for approximately 56% of all utility-produced electricity (US DOE, 1998). Therefore, understanding the environmental implications of producing electricity from coal is an important component of any plan to reduce total emissions and resource consumption. A life cycle assessment (LCA) on the production of electricity from coal was performed in order to examine the environmental aspects of current and future pulverized coal boiler systems. Three systems were examined: (1) a plant that represents the average emissions and efficiency of currently operating coal-fired power plants in the US (this tells us about the status quo), (2) a new coal-fired power plant that meets the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), and (3) a highly advanced coal-fired power plant utilizing a low emission boiler system (LEBS).},
doi = {10.2172/12100},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}

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