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Title: Assess coal quality impacts on your personal computer

Abstract

In the past, utility companies that operate coal-fired boilers entered into long-term contracts with their coal suppliers to secure a steady supply of similar fuels for smooth, trouble-free, day-to- day operations. In today`s environment long-term contracts might seem unappealing because utility strategists would rather be free to switch to different coals to lower costs or meet emissions regulations. Coal switching is often an important part of compliance strategies that seek an optimal balance among technology upgrades, bubble-based emissions averages across several boilers, and open-market trading allowances. Although switching is now motivated by SO{sub 2} compliance, a new coal can affect many other operating characteristics, including pulverizer performance, heat rate, stagging and fouling, unburned carbon in ash, NO{sub x} emissions, and certainly cost. In light of the push for tighter NO{sub x} regulations before the turn of the century under Title I of the Clear Air Act Amendments, it is prudent for utilities to factor in the impact of a coal switch on NO{sub x} and unburned carbon emissions into their coal selection decisions.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. SRI International, Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
554972
Report Number(s):
CONF-961232-
TRN: 97:005889-0025
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Power-Gen International `96: 9. international conference and exhibition for the power generating industries, Orlando, FL (United States), 4-6 Dec 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of POWER-GEN `96 international. Book I - A. Electric power trends & strategies, Volume 1-3; PB: 348 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; PERSONAL COMPUTERS; COAL; BOILERS; F CODES; DEVOLATILIZATION

Citation Formats

Niksa, S. Assess coal quality impacts on your personal computer. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Niksa, S. Assess coal quality impacts on your personal computer. United States.
Niksa, S. Tue . "Assess coal quality impacts on your personal computer". United States.
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abstractNote = {In the past, utility companies that operate coal-fired boilers entered into long-term contracts with their coal suppliers to secure a steady supply of similar fuels for smooth, trouble-free, day-to- day operations. In today`s environment long-term contracts might seem unappealing because utility strategists would rather be free to switch to different coals to lower costs or meet emissions regulations. Coal switching is often an important part of compliance strategies that seek an optimal balance among technology upgrades, bubble-based emissions averages across several boilers, and open-market trading allowances. Although switching is now motivated by SO{sub 2} compliance, a new coal can affect many other operating characteristics, including pulverizer performance, heat rate, stagging and fouling, unburned carbon in ash, NO{sub x} emissions, and certainly cost. In light of the push for tighter NO{sub x} regulations before the turn of the century under Title I of the Clear Air Act Amendments, it is prudent for utilities to factor in the impact of a coal switch on NO{sub x} and unburned carbon emissions into their coal selection decisions.},
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