Technical evaluation: pressurized fluidized-bed combustion technology
The technology of pressurized fluidized-bed combustion, particularly in its application to a coal-burning combined-cycle plant, is evaluated by examining the technical status of advanced-concept plant components - boiler system (combustor, air-handling and air-injection equipment, and heat exchangers); solids handling, injection, and ejection system; hot-gas cleanup equipment; instrumentation/control system; and the gas turbine - along with materials of plant construction. Environmental performance as well as energy efficiency are examined, and economic considerations are reviewed briefly. The evaluation concludes with a broad survey of the principal related research and development programs in the United States and other countries, a foreview of the most likely technological developments, and a summary of unresolved technical issues and problems.
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- Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
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- 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 42 ENGINEERING; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL; FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION; COMBINED-CYCLE POWER PLANTS; FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTORS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; ECONOMICS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; PERFORMANCE; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; GAS TURBINES; HOT GAS CLEANUP; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; STEAM TURBINES; WASTE MANAGEMENT; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; COMBUSTION; COMBUSTORS; CONTROL; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; MACHINERY; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; OXIDATION; POLLUTION CONTROL; POWER PLANTS; PURIFICATION; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; TURBINES; TURBOMACHINERY 200104* -- Fossil-Fueled Power Plants-- Components; 200102 -- Fossil-Fueled Power Plants-- Power Cycles; 421000 -- Engineering-- Combustion Systems; 014000 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Combustion
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