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Main Title First trails of CAFB pilot plant on coal /
Author Lyon, D.
CORP Author Esso Research Centre, Abingdon (England).;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/7-77-027; EPA-68-02-2159
Stock Number PB-274 947
OCLC Number 03812073
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Fluidization. ; Coal gasification. ; Coal gasification. ; Fluidization.
Additional Subjects Coal gasification ; Pilot plants ; Boilers ; Process charting ; Design criteria ; Performance evaluation ; Desulfurization ; Texas ; Air pollution ; Lignite ; Efficiency ; Forecasting ; Chemically Active Fluid Bed ; Air pollution abatement ; CAFB process ; Low sulfur fuels
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-77-027 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/18/2014
EKBD  EPA-600/7-77-027 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/17/2003
ESAD  EPA 600-7-77-027 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-274 947 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation v, 39 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report gives results of a minirun, carried out on a 0.75-MWe continuous, chemically active fluidized-bed (CAFB) pilot plant during July-August 1976, as part of a program to extend the CAFB process to operate on coal. After 8.5 hours of gasification on Texas lignite and Illinois No. 6 coal, no major barriers were identified. The quality of the gas produced was similar to, and the desulfurizing efficiency on coal appeared to match or exceed, that for oil. The target of 88% lignite utilization was approached in the minirun under conditions which were far from optimum. Because of the need for more air to gasify coal, a CAFB unit dimensioned for fuel oil will probably have an energy capacity 30% lower when on coal. Satisfactory regeneration while gasifying on lignite was demonstrated, but control of regenerator temperature was more difficult. A new fines return system worked well, but did little to reduce the fly-ash level in the boiler during coal gasification. Operation of the pilot plant on an intermittent, as opposed to round-the-clock, basis was successfully demonstrated.
Prepared under Contract No. 68-02-2159, Program Element No. EHE623A. Issued Mar. 1977.