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Title: Task 3.11 -- Fuel Quality Advisor. Topical report, January 1, 1995--September 30, 1996

The objective of the Fuel Quality Advisor (FQA) project was to create a generalized software package capable of advising operations, purchasing, environmental, and maintenance personnel in making decisions related to the use of coal in electricity generation facilities. The specific goals for this project work included the following: develop a standardized computer shell to integrate existing and future algorithms; develop a strategy for integrating the shell with future databases and boiler models; integrate the current ash transformation and deposition algorithms into the shell; generate algorithms for coal handleability through experimentation and integrate them into the code; and enhance the current ash transformation algorithms for low-NOx and entrained gasification through laboratory experimentation and integrate available full-scale results into the code. The program was divided into four primary thrust areas: development of the computerized shell and interface; development of the coal handleability advisor; enhancement of ash formation algorithms; and the enhancement of ash fouling algorithms. Accomplishments in each of these four areas are described in detail below.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
569023
Report Number(s):
DOE/MC/30097--5664
ON: DE97002296; TRN: AHC29805%%44
DOE Contract Number:
FC21-93MC30097
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: [1996]
Research Org:
North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks, ND (United States). Energy and Environmental Research Center
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; COAL; EXPERT SYSTEMS; PROGRESS REPORT; DECISION MAKING; QUALITY ASSURANCE; ASHES; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; MATERIALS HANDLING