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Title: Four Rivers second generation pressurized circulating fluidized bed combustion project

Abstract

Air Products has been selected in the DOE Clean Coal Technology Round 5 program to build, own, and operate the first commercial power plant using second generation Pressurized Circulating Fluidized Bed (PCFB) combustion technology. The Four Rivers Energy Project (Four Rivers) will produce approximately 70 MW electricity, and will produce up to 400,000 lb/hr steam, or an equivalent gross capacity of 95 MWe. The unit will be used to repower an Air Products chemicals manufacturing facility in Calvert City, Kentucky.

Authors:
;  [1]; ; ;
  1. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
287951
Report Number(s):
CONF-950522-
ISBN 0-7918-1305-3; TRN: IM9639%%571
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 13. international conference on fluidized-bed combustion, Orlando, FL (United States), 7-10 May 1995; Other Information: PBD: 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of 13. international conference on fluidized bed combustion: Proceedings. Volume 2; Heinschel, K.J. [ed.] [Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA (United States)]; PB: 823 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; DUAL-PURPOSE POWER PLANTS; FLUIDIZED BED BOILERS; DESIGN; CHEMICAL PLANTS; COGENERATION; CHARS; FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION; US CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM; BITUMINOUS COAL; PRESSURIZATION; CIRCULATING SYSTEMS; SULFUR CONTENT; SORBENT INJECTION PROCESSES; COMBINED-CYCLE POWER PLANTS; GAS GENERATORS; COAL GASIFICATION; FUEL SLURRIES; LOW BTU GAS; PRODUCTION; HOT GAS CLEANUP; TOPPING CYCLES; GAS TURBINES; STEAM TURBINES

Citation Formats

Holley, E.P., Lewnard, J.J., Wedel, G. von, Richardson, K.W., and Morehead, H.T. Four Rivers second generation pressurized circulating fluidized bed combustion project. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Holley, E.P., Lewnard, J.J., Wedel, G. von, Richardson, K.W., & Morehead, H.T. Four Rivers second generation pressurized circulating fluidized bed combustion project. United States.
Holley, E.P., Lewnard, J.J., Wedel, G. von, Richardson, K.W., and Morehead, H.T. 1995. "Four Rivers second generation pressurized circulating fluidized bed combustion project". United States. doi:.
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  • Air Products has been selected in the DOE Clean Coal Technology Round V program to build, own, and operate the first commercial power plant using second generation Pressurized Circulating Fluidized Bed (PCFB) combustion technology. The Four Rivers Energy Project (Four Rivers) will produce approximately 66 MW electricity, and will produce up to 400,000 lb/hr steam, or an equivalent gross capacity of 95 MWe. The unit will be used to repower an Air Products chemicals manufacturing facility in Calvert City, Kentucky.
  • Air Products has been selected in the DOE Clean Coal Technology Round V program to build, own, and operate the first commercial power plant using second generation Pressurized Circulating Fluidized Bed (PCFB) combustion technology. The Four Rivers Energy Project (Four Rivers) will produce approximately 66 MW electricity, and will produce up to 400,000 lb/hr steam, or an equivalent gross capacity of 95 MWe. The unit will be used to repower an Air Products chemicals manufacturing facility in Calvert City, Kentucky.
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