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This is the report of a contractors' meeting held in May 1988 under the European Programme "Utilisation of Solid Fuels". The subject under discussion was coal-water mixtures (CWMs), their preparation, pulverisation and combustion. The use of CWMs may offer some advantages due to the possibility of prepurification of the coal by removing pyrite and ash and due to easier and safer handling. Combustion of CWMs requires modified burners, the development of which does not present any essential problems. Negative factors may be found in the fact that CWMs may enhance the possibility of retrofitting existing oil or gas boilers to the use of coal, but with a significant down-rating of the boiler and a price increase. Current trends in oil and gas prices suggest that the processing cost for some CWM preparation routes may be too high for them to be economic.

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Authors: SENS P F, CEC Bruxelles (BE);WILKINSON J K (EDITORS), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11846 EN (1989) 96 pp.
Availability: Available from Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd., Crown House, Linton Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8JU (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 1-85166-323-1
Record Number: 198910957 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en