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Coal-water slurry is a technology recently developed with the purpose of making coal use more practical and environmentally acceptable, particularly in the "clean" formulation. Intensive research and extensive testing has produced slurry formulations suitable for practical use and has ascertained the feasibility of adapting existing equipment to CWS-firing. In particular the boiler can be retrofitted in order to allow combustion of CWS, while the firing system and transportation and handling equipment originally designed for liquid fuels require only minimal design alteration. This work outlines the present status of CWS technology and provides guidelines and details concerning power plant adaptation. In the industrial, utility and residential/commercial sectors it is possible to replace substantial amounts of traditional oil-derived and gaseous fuels with CWS, thus making a valuable contribution to European Economic Community energy and respecting the environment protection rules, particularly when the Premium Fuel Formulation is adopted.

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Authors: VARIALI B, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Roma (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12328 EN (1989) 452 pp., FS, ECU 37.50
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Record Number: 199010005 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en