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Title: Fluidized-bed combustion process evaluation and program support. Quarterly report, January-March 1980

Abstract

Argonne National Laboratory is undertaking several tasks primarily in support of the pressurized fluidized-bed combustion project management team at Morgantown Energy Technology Center. Work is under way to provide fluidized-bed combustion process evaluation and program support to METC, determination of the state of the art of instrumentation for FBC applications, evaluation of the performance capability of cyclones for hot-gas cleaning in PFBC systems, and an initial assessment of methods for the measurement of sodium sulfate dew point.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6657960
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6657960
Report Number(s):
ANL/CEN/FE-80-14
DOE Contract Number:
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL; FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION; HOT GAS CLEANUP; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SODIUM SULFATES; DEW POINT; CYCLONE SEPARATORS; FLOWMETERS; LEVEL INDICATORS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MEDIUM PRESSURE; ON-LINE MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS; TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT; ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; COMBUSTION; CONCENTRATORS; ENERGY SOURCES; EQUIPMENT; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; INERTIAL SEPARATORS; MATERIALS; METERS; ON-LINE SYSTEMS; OXIDATION; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; PURIFICATION; SODIUM COMPOUNDS; SULFATES; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES 014000* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Combustion

Citation Formats

Johnson, I., Podolski, W.F., Swift, W.M., Henry, R.F., Hanway, J.E., Griggs, K.E., Herzenberg, C., Helt, J.E., and Carls, E.L. Fluidized-bed combustion process evaluation and program support. Quarterly report, January-March 1980. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.2172/6657960.
Johnson, I., Podolski, W.F., Swift, W.M., Henry, R.F., Hanway, J.E., Griggs, K.E., Herzenberg, C., Helt, J.E., & Carls, E.L. Fluidized-bed combustion process evaluation and program support. Quarterly report, January-March 1980. United States. doi:10.2172/6657960.
Johnson, I., Podolski, W.F., Swift, W.M., Henry, R.F., Hanway, J.E., Griggs, K.E., Herzenberg, C., Helt, J.E., and Carls, E.L. Mon . "Fluidized-bed combustion process evaluation and program support. Quarterly report, January-March 1980". United States. doi:10.2172/6657960. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6657960.
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abstractNote = {Argonne National Laboratory is undertaking several tasks primarily in support of the pressurized fluidized-bed combustion project management team at Morgantown Energy Technology Center. Work is under way to provide fluidized-bed combustion process evaluation and program support to METC, determination of the state of the art of instrumentation for FBC applications, evaluation of the performance capability of cyclones for hot-gas cleaning in PFBC systems, and an initial assessment of methods for the measurement of sodium sulfate dew point.},
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year = {Mon Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 1980},
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