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Main Title Chemically active fluid bed process for sulfur removal during gasification of carbonaceous fuels : project summary /
Author Kowszun, Z.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Rakes, Samuel L.,
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA 600-S7-87-022
OCLC Number 896730979
Subjects Coal--Desulfurization ; Fluidization
Internet Access
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EJBD  EPA 600-S7-87-022 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/18/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S7-87-022 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-S7-87-022 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/09/2024
Collation 2 pages ; 28 cm
"EPA/600-S7-87-022." "Feb. 1988." Caption title.
Contents Notes
This report covers the work done during the final 3 years of a 9-year program to evaluate the CAFB process for gasification and desulfurization of liquid and solid fuels in a fluidized bed of hot lime. A range of alternative fuels, including three coals and a lignite, were gasified in a 3 MWt pilot scale gasifier, and small scale batch tests were conducted, all in support of the design of a demonstration plant to be retrofitted to a 20 MWe natural-gas-fired power generation plant. Direct assistance was given in the start-up and troubleshooting of the 20 MWe unit, and a design study was completed on the potential use of a pressurized CAFB process to fire a high efficiency gas turbine. The pilot plant studies demonstrated the feasibility of simultaneous gasification and desulfurization of a range of coals and a low grade lignite. Best results were obtained using a cannel coal from New Mexico. Batch and continuous gasification tests gave much useful process and equipment information for the 20 MWe design, and the pressurized CAFB studies indicated potential for commercial viability once gas turbine inlet temperatures could be raised to 1427 C.