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An important consideration for power generation is the reduction of gaseous emissions from coal, one of the major sources of power. The Air Blown Gasification Cycle (ABGC) represents a clean and efficient coal technology, which is widely used throughout Europe. This is a process through which coal is partially gasified before combustion in combined gas and steam turbines, and the result is fuel which burns more efficiently and produces fewer emissions and solid wastes. A project undertaken by the British Coal Corporation (BCC) focused on developing a mathematical model which would enable researchers to predict the properties of various fuels during the gasification process. This has been achieved, and the model is being updated, in order to accommodate a wider variety of coals. Another aim of the project was to produce design and operation specifications for a pressurized Air Blown Fluidized Bed Gasifier which could be used to treat a number of international fuels, consistent with market expectations. Pilot tests are being conducted, and results compared with those derived from the mathematical model.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17925 EN (1998) 132pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-4613-X
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