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Atmospheric pressure combustion of pulverised coal and coal based blends for power generation

Objective

This proposal is concerned with a co-ordinated programme of research to determine the effects of coal quality and blending on the performance of pulverised coal fired power plant boilers equipped with advanced firing technologies for pollution control. The project consists of combustion experiments at the laboratory, semi-industrial and the full industrial scale, coal characterisation, fluid dynamic and chemical kinetic studies and comprehensive mathematical modelling.


The specific tasks of the project are:
- experimental research on the firing of pulverised coal in conditions pertaining to utility boilers
- research at a range of scales, from full industrial scale, through near- and semi-industrial scales, and ultimately through to and including laboratory scale;
- research such that there will be a significant improvement in the general understanding of the relationship between "laboratory measurable" coal properties, and the combustion and pollutant emission performance of the pulverised coal in the combustion chamber of a utility boiler; - research into the effect of blending two or more coals, and coals with biomass, upon the combustion and pollutant emission performance of these blends, under similar conditions, and using similar techniques; - in parallel, to pursue experimental and theoretical research aimed at improving the general capability of using mathematical models for the prediction of combustion and pollutant emission performance from pulverised coal firing in utility boilers;
- further development of the required advanced measurement techniques to allow the improvement of understanding of the basic combustion and pollutant formation/reduction related phenomena;
- validation of the improved mathematical models using the coal combustion and pollutant emission data, generated in the multi-scale pulverised coal and blends firing tests.

This project is complementary to JOU2-CT93-0331 and JOU2-CT93-0431

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INTERNATIONAL FLAME RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Address
Wenckebachstraat 1, 3G-25
1970 CA Ijmuiden
Netherlands

Participants (18)

Bruno Fechner GmbH & Co KG
Germany
Address
Batenbrockstraße 62-66
46238 Bottrop
CINAR SA
Greece
Address
4,H. Mexi Street 4
11528 Athens
Centro Sviluppo Materiali SpA
Italy
Address
Corso Perrone 24/A
16152 Genova
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Denmark
Address

2800 Build Lyngby
ELSAMPROJEKT A/S
Denmark
Address
53,Kraftvaerksvej 53
7000 Fredericia
Electricidade de Portugal SA
Portugal
Address
55,Avenida Dos Estados Unidos Da América
1700 Lisboa
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
South Kensington Campus
London
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
1,Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
International Combustion Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
Sinfin Lane
DE24 9GJ Derby
KEMA NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
9035 Arnhem
MITSUI BABCOCK ENERGY LTD*
United Kingdom
Address
Porterfield Road
PA4 8DJ Renfrew
RUHR-UNIVERSITY BOCHUM
Germany
Address
150,Universitatsstrasse 150
44780 Bochum
TPS TERMISKA PROCESSER AB
Sweden
Address
Studsvik
611 82 Nyköping
Technische Universiteit Delft
Netherlands
Address
2,Mekelweg
2628 CD Delft
Technische Universität Graz
Austria
Address
25,Inffeldgasse
8010 Graz
Tecnologie Avanzate, Ricerca e Sviluppo SrL
Italy
Address
Via Pionieri Del Commercio Barese
70123 Bari
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Pfaffenwaldring 23
70569 Stuttgart
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Address
Mayfield Road King's Buildings
EH9 3JL Edinburgh