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Title: FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS FOR INSTALLING A CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED BED BOILER FOR COFIRING MULTIPLE BIOFUELS AND OTHER WASTES WITH COAL AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

Abstract

The Pennsylvania State University, utilizing funds furnished by the U.S. Department of Energy's Biomass Power Program, investigated the installation of a state-of-the-art circulating fluidized bed boiler at Penn State's University Park campus for cofiring multiple biofuels and other wastes with coal, and developing a test program to evaluate cofiring biofuels and coal-based feedstocks. The study was performed using a team that included personnel from Penn State's Energy Institute, Office of Physical Plant, and College of Agricultural Sciences; Foster Wheeler Energy Services, Inc.; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; Parsons Energy and Chemicals Group, Inc.; and Cofiring Alternatives. The activities included assessing potential feedstocks at the University Park campus and surrounding region with an emphasis on biomass materials, collecting and analyzing potential feedstocks, assessing agglomeration, deposition, and corrosion tendencies, identifying the optimum location for the boiler system through an internal site selection process, performing a three circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler design and a 15-year boiler plant transition plan, determining the costs associated with installing the boiler system, developing a preliminary test program, determining the associated costs for the test program, and exploring potential emissions credits when using the biomass CFB boiler.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The Pennsylvania State University (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
(US)
OSTI Identifier:
820032
DOE Contract Number:
FG26-00NT40809
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 26 Mar 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 09 BIOMASS FUELS; AGGLOMERATION; BIOMASS; BOILERS; CIRCULATING SYSTEMS; COAL; COCOMBUSTION; CORROSION; DEPOSITION; EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES; FLUIDIZED BED BOILERS; FLUIDIZED BEDS; PERSONNEL; SITE SELECTION; WASTES

Citation Formats

Bruce G. Miller, Sharon Falcone Miller, Robert Cooper, John Gaudlip, Matthew Lapinsky, Rhett McLaren, William Serencsits, Neil Raskin, Tom Steitz, and Joseph J. Battista. FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS FOR INSTALLING A CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED BED BOILER FOR COFIRING MULTIPLE BIOFUELS AND OTHER WASTES WITH COAL AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY. United States: N. p., 2003. Web. doi:10.2172/820032.
Bruce G. Miller, Sharon Falcone Miller, Robert Cooper, John Gaudlip, Matthew Lapinsky, Rhett McLaren, William Serencsits, Neil Raskin, Tom Steitz, & Joseph J. Battista. FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS FOR INSTALLING A CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED BED BOILER FOR COFIRING MULTIPLE BIOFUELS AND OTHER WASTES WITH COAL AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY. United States. doi:10.2172/820032.
Bruce G. Miller, Sharon Falcone Miller, Robert Cooper, John Gaudlip, Matthew Lapinsky, Rhett McLaren, William Serencsits, Neil Raskin, Tom Steitz, and Joseph J. Battista. Wed . "FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS FOR INSTALLING A CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED BED BOILER FOR COFIRING MULTIPLE BIOFUELS AND OTHER WASTES WITH COAL AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY". United States. doi:10.2172/820032. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/820032.
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title = {FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS FOR INSTALLING A CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED BED BOILER FOR COFIRING MULTIPLE BIOFUELS AND OTHER WASTES WITH COAL AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY},
author = {Bruce G. Miller and Sharon Falcone Miller and Robert Cooper and John Gaudlip and Matthew Lapinsky and Rhett McLaren and William Serencsits and Neil Raskin and Tom Steitz and Joseph J. Battista},
abstractNote = {The Pennsylvania State University, utilizing funds furnished by the U.S. Department of Energy's Biomass Power Program, investigated the installation of a state-of-the-art circulating fluidized bed boiler at Penn State's University Park campus for cofiring multiple biofuels and other wastes with coal, and developing a test program to evaluate cofiring biofuels and coal-based feedstocks. The study was performed using a team that included personnel from Penn State's Energy Institute, Office of Physical Plant, and College of Agricultural Sciences; Foster Wheeler Energy Services, Inc.; Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation; Parsons Energy and Chemicals Group, Inc.; and Cofiring Alternatives. The activities included assessing potential feedstocks at the University Park campus and surrounding region with an emphasis on biomass materials, collecting and analyzing potential feedstocks, assessing agglomeration, deposition, and corrosion tendencies, identifying the optimum location for the boiler system through an internal site selection process, performing a three circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler design and a 15-year boiler plant transition plan, determining the costs associated with installing the boiler system, developing a preliminary test program, determining the associated costs for the test program, and exploring potential emissions credits when using the biomass CFB boiler.},
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year = {Wed Mar 26 00:00:00 EST 2003},
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