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Main Title Technology overview circulating fluidized-bed combustion / {microform} :
Author Roeck, Douglas R.
CORP Author GCA Corp., Bedford, MA. GCA Technology Div.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA/600/7-82/051; GCA-TR-81-91-G; EPA-68-02-2693
Stock Number PB82-240185
Subjects Combustion ; Fluidized-bed furnaces
Additional Subjects Fluidized bed processors ; Air pollution control ; Nitrogen oxides ; Industrial wastes ; Combustion products ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Circulating fluidized bed combustion
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NTIS  PB82-240185 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 62 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report summarizes the current technical status of circulating fluidized-bed combustion (CFBC). Companies that are involved in investigating this technology and/or developing commercial systems are discussed, along with system descriptions and available cost information. CFBC is a second-generation FBC system that is well underway toward commercialization in the U.S. The CFB operates at higher fluidization velocity, lower mean bed particle size, and higher recirculation rate than conventional FBC. Probable advantages of CFBC over traditional FBC include: more flexibility in fuel selection, reduced number of fuel feed points, higher combustion efficiency, better calcium utilization, and lower NOx emissions. Potential process limitations that must still be evaluated, however, include equipment erosion due to the more severe operating conditions, separation of bed material from effluent gas, severity of cyclone separation equipment design, and power requirements for process and auxiliary equipment operation. Battelle Development, Lurgi, and Pyropower are the major companies involved in demonstrating the commercial viability of this process in the U.S. Lurgi and Pyropower are basing their CFB systems on technology already commercially demonstrated in Europe; after pilot-proving its process, Battelle is building the first commercial U.S. plant.
Caption title. "June 1982." "EPA-600/7-82-051." Microform.