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The project was primarily concerned with the development of acceptable prediction procedures for the performance of coal fired utility boilers. These procedures were to be applicable to existing boilers, to examine the implications of changes to operating procedures, or of retrofitted modifications. As the firing of coal blends, where the coals are sourced internationally, is the norm in many locations in Europe, it would be necessary to be able to predict the effects of modifications to the coal mix. Particularly the effect of a more extensive use of lower grade and/or cheaper coals would become more and more important. Finally the retrofit application of environmental protection technologies such as coal over coal reburn is foreseen. Thus the modelling should be able to take account of this technology.

Finally the prediction procedures were also to be of use in the optimisation of design concepts for the boilers of the new millennium, with the aim to produce viable, flexible designs, capable of accepting multiple fuels sources, including biomass and waste fuels in an environmentally friendly manner. It was clearly recognised that the use of more and more powerful digital computers to run more extensive numerical models, in no way precluded the need for extensive experimental research both to provide a basis for improved phenomenological understanding, and extensive data bases for model validation

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Record Number: 1499 / Last updated on: 2000-09-14
Category: PROJ