Sample records for atmospheric fluidized-bed coal

  1. Fluidized bed coal desulfurization

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ravindram, M.

    1983-01-01

    Laboratory scale experiments were conducted on two high volatile bituminous coals in a bench scale batch fluidized bed reactor. Chemical pretreatment and posttreatment of coals were tried as a means of enhancing desulfurization. Sequential chlorination and dechlorination cum hydrodesulfurization under modest conditions relative to the water slurry process were found to result in substantial sulfur reductions of about 80%. Sulfur forms as well as proximate and ultimate analyses of the processed coals are included. These studies indicate that a fluidized bed reactor process has considerable potential for being developed into a simple and economic process for coal desulfurization.

  2. Development progress on the atmospheric fluidized bed coal combustor for cogeneration gas turbine system for industrial cogeneration plants

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. S. Holcomb

    1979-01-01

    The Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Coal Combustor Program will develop the technology for a fluidized bed coal combustion system to provide a source of high temperature air for process heating and power generation with gas turbines in industrial plants. The gas turbine has the advantages of a higher ratio of electric power output to exhaust heat load and a higher exhaust

  3. An Atmospheric Pressure, Fluidized Bed Combustion System Burning High-Chlorine Coals in the Convection Section

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. Liu; W. Xie; W.-P. Pan; J. T. Riley

    2000-01-01

    The possibility of fireside corrosion in power plant boiler components is always a major concern when the fuels include high-sulfur and high-chlorine coals (or refuse waste). Sulfur and chloride products may play important roles especially in fireside corrosion in atmospheric pressure, fluidized bed combustion (AFBC) systems, caused by the capture of sulfur and chlorine by limestone used as bed material

  4. Pulsed atmospheric fluidized bed combustion

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-01-01

    The Design and Engineering of most components in the Pulsed Atmospheric Fluidized Bed System was completed prior to September 1992. The components remaining to be designed at that time were: Aerovalves for the Pulse Combustor; Gas and coal injectors for the Pulse Combustor; Lines for PC tailpipes; Air plenum and inlet silencer; Refractory lined hot gas duct connecting outlet hot cyclone to boiler; Structure and platforms, and ladders around PAFBC vessel access and major equipment. Design work is currently in progress on all of the above components. Items 1, 2, 3 and 4 are 50% completed, and items 5 6 are 75% complete.

  5. Pulsed atmospheric fluidized bed combustion

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    Not Available

    1989-11-01

    In order to verify the technical feasibility of the MTCI Pulsed Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustor technology, a laboratory-scale system was designed, built and tested. Important aspects of the operational and performance parameters of the system were established experimentally. A considerable amount of the effort was invested in the initial task of constructing an AFBC that would represent a reasonable baseline against which the performance of the PAFBC could be compared. A summary comparison of the performance and emissions data from the MTCI 2 ft {times} 2 ft facility (AFBC and PAFBC modes) with those from conventional BFBC (taller freeboard and recycle operation) and circulating fluidized bed combustion (CFBC) units is given in Table ES-1. The comparison is for typical high-volatile bituminous coals and sorbents of average reactivity. The values indicated for BFBC and CFBC were based on published information. The AFBC unit that was designed to act as a baseline for the comparison was indeed representative of the larger units even at the smaller scale for which it was designed. The PAFBC mode exhibited superior performance in relation to the AFBC mode. The higher combustion efficiency translates into reduced coal consumption and lower system operating cost; the improvement in sulfur capture implies less sorbent requirement and waste generation and in turn lower operating cost; lower NO{sub x} and CO emissions mean ease of site permitting; and greater steam-generation rate translates into less heat exchange surface area and reduced capital cost. Also, the PAFBC performance generally surpasses those of conventional BFBC, is comparable to CFBC in combustion and NO{sub x} emissions, and is better than CFBC in sulfur capture and CO emissions even at the scaled-down size used for the experimental feasibility tests.

  6. HEAT GENERATION OF SPENT BED MATERIALS FROM ATMOSPHERIC FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION OF COAL

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report describes an experimental investigation of the hydration process of spent bed material (with a calcium/sulfur ratio of 3) from an atmospheric fluidized bed combustor for maximum temperature, rate of temperature rise, and controllability of temperature rise with various...

  7. Atmospheric fluidized-bed combustion (AFBC) co-firing of coal and hospital waste. Environmental Assessment

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    Not Available

    1993-02-01

    The proposed project involves co-firing of coal and medical waste (including infectious medical waste) in an atmospheric fluidized-bed combustor (AFBC) to safely dispose of medical waste and produce steam for hospital needs. Combustion at the design temperature and residence time (duration) in the AFBC has been proven to render infectious medical waste free of disease producing organisms. The project would be located at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. The estimated cost of the proposed AFBC facility is nearly $4 million. It would be jointly funded by DOE, Veterans Affairs, and Donlee Technologies, Inc., of York, Pennsylvania, under a cooperative agreement between DOE and Donlee. Under the terms of this agreement, $3.708 million in cost-shared financial assistance would be jointly provided by DOE and the Veterans Affairs (50/50), with $278,000 provided by Donlee. The purposes of the proposed project are to: (1) provide the VA Medical Center and the Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH), also of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, with a solution for disposal of their medical waste; and (2) demonstrate that a new coal-burning technology can safely incinerate infectious medical waste, produce steam to meet hospital needs, and comply with environmental regulations.

  8. Fluidized bed coal combustion reactor

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Moynihan, P. I.; Young, D. L. (inventors)

    1981-01-01

    A fluidized bed coal reactor includes a combination nozzle-injector ash-removal unit formed by a grid of closely spaced open channels, each containing a worm screw conveyor, which function as continuous ash removal troughs. A pressurized air-coal mixture is introduced below the unit and is injected through the elongated nozzles formed by the spaces between the channels. The ash build-up in the troughs protects the worm screw conveyors as does the cooling action of the injected mixture. The ash layer and the pressure from the injectors support a fluidized flame combustion zone above the grid which heats water in boiler tubes disposed within and/or above the combustion zone and/or within the walls of the reactor.

  9. Pulsed atmospheric fluidized bed combustor apparatus

    DOEpatents

    Mansour, Momtaz N. (Columbia, MD)

    1993-10-26

    A pulsed atmospheric fluidized bed reactor system is disclosed and claimed along with a process for utilization of same for the combustion of, e.g. high sulfur content coal. The system affords a economical, ecologically acceptable alternative to oil and gas fired combustors. The apparatus may also be employed for endothermic reaction, combustion of waste products, e.g., organic and medical waste, drying materials, heating air, calcining and the like.

  10. An atmospheric pressure, fluidized bed combustion system burning high-chlorine coals in the convection section

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    Liu, K.; Xie, W.; Pan, W.P.; Riley, J.T.

    2000-03-01

    The possibility of fireside corrosion in power plant boiler components is always a major concern when the fuels include high-sulfur and high-chlorine coals (or refuse waste). Sulfur and chloride products may play important roles especially in fireside corrosion in atmospheric pressure, fluidized bed combustion (AFBC) systems, caused by the capture of sulfur and chlorine by limestone used as bed material in the combustor, and the resulting deposition of sulfur- or chlorine-rich compounds onto metallic surfaces. Results were reported from tests in a 0.1-MW{sub th} AFBC system where 1,000-h test burns were conducted using two coals with widely differing chlorine levels, and limestone was used as the sulfur sorbent. Coupons of three stainless steels (Types 304 [UNS S30400], 309 [UNS S30900], 347 [UNS S34700]) were exposed to the hot flue gases in the freeboard ({approximately} 10- cm below the location of the convection pass tubes). Deposits formed on the alloys contained high sulfur concentrations in their outer parts, as well as sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Sulfur appeared to be associated with calcium and magnesium, suggesting that the fly ash may have reacted further after being deposited on the surface of the coupon. Areas of high sulfur concentration also correlated well with areas of high chromium content of the inner layers of the scales. cross sections of samples indicated that sulfur had penetrated into the alloy and reacted to form sulfide corrosion products. There was no direct evidence to show that alkali chlorides were involved in the corrosion process. No chloride was identified in the alloy samples. There was slight oxide spallation observed on all three alloys, with the degree of spallation in the following order: Type 304 > Type 347 > Type 309.

  11. Coal-Fired Fluidized Bed Combustion Cogeneration 

    E-print Network

    Thunem, C.; Smith, N.

    1985-01-01

    The availability of an environmentally acceptable multifuel technology, such as fluidized bed combustion, has encouraged many steam producers/ users to investigate switching from oil or gas to coal. Changes in federal regulations encouraging...

  12. Gasification of coal and PET in fluidized bed reactor

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Poho?elý; M. Vosecký; P. Hejdová; M. Pun?ochá?; S. Skoblja; M. Staf; J. Vošta; B. Koutský; K. Svoboda

    2006-01-01

    Blended fuel comprising 23wt.% polyethyleneterephthalate (PET) and 77wt.% brown coal was gasified in an atmospheric fluidized bed gasifier of laboratory-scale. The gasification agent was composed of 10vol.% O2 in bulk of nitrogen. Thermal and texture analyses were carried out to determine the basic properties of the fuel components. The influence of experimental conditions, such as the fluidized bed and freeboard

  13. Characterizing fuels for atmospheric fluidized bed combustion

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    Marban, G.; Pis, J.J.; Fuertes, A.B. [CSIC, Oviedo (Spain). Instituto Nacional del Carbon] [CSIC, Oviedo (Spain). Instituto Nacional del Carbon

    1995-10-01

    A complete methodology for characterizing coal combustion in atmospheric fluidized bed reactors is presented. The methodology comprises studies of fragmentation and particle size variations during combustion, necessary to allow an accurate determination of kinetic parameters and attrition rates. Samples of three different carbonaceous materials (a medium-ash lignite, a medium-ash anthracite and a graphite) were pyrolyzed in N{sub 2} and partially burned in air in a bench-scale fluidized bed reactor at different operating conditions. The particle size distribution, apparent density and number of particles were evaluated by Image Analysis. Additionally, the sphericity factors were calculated. Combustion studies were carried out in batch experiments in the laboratory-scale, fluidized bed reactor at the same operating conditions. The reactor outlet concentrations of O{sub 2}, CO{sub 2}, and CO were monitored continuously. The results indicate that only anthracite particles experienced both primary (due to devolatilization) and secondary (during char combustion) fragmentation. Graphite particles underwent secondary fragmentation, whereas lignite particles did not significantly vary in number during combustion. Size and density variations during combustion suggest that graphite particles burn under regime II, interparticle diffusion being the rate controlling step. On the other hand, anthracite and lignite particles developed an ash layer, which may control combustion. The attrition constants of the medium-ash materials (lignite and anthracite) were found to be very low whereas that of graphite was much higher due mainly to peripheral percolation during combustion.

  14. Design of the atmospheric fluidized-bed coal combustor for cogeneration gas-turbine system

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    Holcomb, R.S.; Berman, P.A.; Gorrell, R.L.

    1981-01-01

    The AFB Coal Combustor for Cogeneration Program, sponsored by the US Department of Energy, has as its objective the development of the technology for a fluidized bed coal combustion system to provide a source of high-temperature air for power generation with gas turbines and for process heating in industrial plants. The program is directed toward systems in the size range of 5 to 50 MW(e) and is being conducted by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and its subcontractors. The major effort in the program is the design of a generic reference plant cogeneration system and the design and construction of a test system that will incorporate the salient features of the reference plant. The design work was initiated in June 1980.

  15. Fluidized bed coal desulfurization. Final Report

    SciTech Connect

    Ravindram, M.

    1983-08-01

    Laboratory scale experiments were conducted on two high volatile bituminous coals in a bench scale batch fluidized bed reactor. Chemical pretreatment and posttreatment of coals were tried as a means of enhancing desulfurization. Sequential chlorination and dechlorination cum hydrodesulfurization under modest conditions relative to the water slurry process were found to result in substantial sulfur reductions of about 80%. Sulfur forms as well as proximate and ultimate analyses of the processed coals are included. These studies indicate that a fluidized bed reactor process has considerable potential for being developed into a simple and economic process for coal desulfurization.

  16. Fluidized bed selective pyrolysis of coal

    DOEpatents

    Shang, J.Y.; Cha, C.Y.; Merriam, N.W.

    1992-12-15

    The present invention discloses a process for the pyrolysis of coal which comprises the effective utilization of two zonal inclined fluidized beds, where said zones can be selectively controlled as to temperature and heating rate. The first zonal inclined fluidized bed serves as a dryer for crushed coal and additionally is controlled to selectively pyrolyze said coal producing substantially carbon dioxide for recycle use. The second zonal inclined fluidized bed further pyrolyses the coal to gaseous, liquid and char products under controlled temperature and heating rate zones designed to economically integrate the product mix. The gas and liquid products are recovered from the gaseous effluent stream while the char which remains can be further treated or utilized in a subsequent process step. 9 figs.

  17. Fluidized bed catalytic coal gasification process

    DOEpatents

    Euker, Jr., Charles A. (15163 Dianna La., Houston, TX 77062); Wesselhoft, Robert D. (120 Caldwell, Baytown, TX 77520); Dunkleman, John J. (3704 Autumn La., Baytown, TX 77520); Aquino, Dolores C. (15142 McConn, Webster, TX 77598); Gouker, Toby R. (5413 Rocksprings Dr., LaPorte, TX 77571)

    1984-01-01

    Coal or similar carbonaceous solids impregnated with gasification catalyst constituents (16) are oxidized by contact with a gas containing between 2 volume percent and 21 volume percent oxygen at a temperature between 50.degree. C. and 250.degree. C. in an oxidation zone (24) and the resultant oxidized, catalyst impregnated solids are then gasified in a fluidized bed gasification zone (44) at an elevated pressure. The oxidation of the catalyst impregnated solids under these conditions insures that the bed density in the fluidized bed gasification zone will be relatively high even though the solids are gasified at elevated pressure and temperature.

  18. Modeling of hydrodynamics of large scale atmospheric circulating fluidized bed coal combustors

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    Leretaille, P.Y.; Werther, J.; Briand, P.; Montat, D.

    1999-07-01

    A model for evaluation of the hydrodynamics of gas-solid flow in the riser of a circulating fluidized bed coal boiler is proposed. The 3D fields of the gas and solid velocities and of the solid concentration in the riser are estimated from measured data of the vertical pressure profile. The model includes semi-empirical laws developed on the basis of a set of experimental data on six industrial boilers ranging from 12 MWth to 700 MWth. Its relevance for laboratory scale risers was not tested. The estimation of flow of solids near the walls was fulfilled with a special care due to the influence of this flow on heat transfer. For the validation of the model, measurements of solid concentration with guarded capacitance probes were performed in the 250 MWe Stein Industrie-Lurgi type CFB boiler in Gardanne, France. Finally, an attempt to predict the vertical pressure profile on the riser, starting from the operating conditions (and based on an empirical evaluation of the variation of the downward flow of solid from local conditions) is presented and compared to experimental data.

  19. The atmospheric bubbling fluidized bed combustion of coal in the Netherlands, cleaner it can't be

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    van Gasselt, M.L.G. (TNO-Apeldoorn, P.O. Box 342,7300 AH Apeldoorn (NL))

    1991-01-01

    The use of coal in atmospheric bubbling fluidized bed combustors for the generation of process steam is still a viable option for industrial applications world wide but interest in this as and electricity generation technology has also grown. The general advantages of AB-FBC are environmental acceptability and great fuel flexibility. As will be shown in this paper, it has a great potential for meeting possible future, even more stringent, regulations. Since 1979, Stork Boilers, TNO and Twente University have been carrying out a joint national research programme aimed at the design of industrial installations operating to stringent emission standards. This has led to the demonstration of a 90 MWth industrial boiler at the AKZO Chemical Works. The work has been under the control of NOVEM, the Netherlands Agency of Energy and the Environment. This body provides the financial resources on behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs by awarding annual contracts.

  20. Gas distributor for fluidized bed coal gasifier

    DOEpatents

    Worley, Arthur C. (Mt. Tabor, NJ); Zboray, James A. (Irvine, CA)

    1980-01-01

    A gas distributor for distributing high temperature reaction gases to a fluidized bed of coal particles in a coal gasification process. The distributor includes a pipe with a refractory reinforced lining and a plurality of openings in the lining through which gas is fed into the bed. These feed openings have an expanding tapered shape in the downstream or exhaust direction which aids in reducing the velocity of the gas jets as they enter the bed.

  1. Nucla circulating atmospheric fluidized bed demonstration project

    SciTech Connect

    Keith, Raymond E.

    1991-10-01

    Colorado-Ute Electric Association began a study to evaluate options for upgrading and extending the life of its Nucla power station in 1982. Located in southwestern Colorado near the town of Nucla, this station was commissioned in 1959 with a local bituminous coal as its design fuel for three identical stoker-fired units, each rated at 12.6 MW(e). Poor station efficiency, high fuel costs, and spiraling boiler maintenance costs forced the Nucla Station into low priority in the CUEA dispatch order as early as 1981. Among the options CUEA considered was to serve as a host utility to demonstrate Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustion (AFBC) technology. The anticipated environmental benefits and apparent attractive economics of a circulating AFBC led to Colorado-Ute's decision to proceed with the design and construction of a demonstration project in 1984 at the Nucla facility.

  2. Fluidized bed gasification of extracted coal

    DOEpatents

    Aquino, D.C.; DaPrato, P.L.; Gouker, T.R.; Knoer, P.

    1984-07-06

    Coal or similar carbonaceous solids are extracted by contacting the solids in an extraction zone with an aqueous solution having a pH above 12.0 at a temperature between 65/sup 0/C and 110/sup 0/C for a period of time sufficient to remove bitumens from the coal into said aqueous solution, and the extracted solids are then gasified at an elevated pressure and temperature in a fluidized bed gasification zone (60) wherein the density of the fluidized bed is maintained at a value above 160 kg/m/sup 3/. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, water is removed from the aqueous solution in order to redeposit the extracted bitumens onto the solids prior to the gasification step. 2 figs., 1 tab.

  3. Fluidized bed gasification of extracted coal

    DOEpatents

    Aquino, Dolores C. (Houston, TX); DaPrato, Philip L. (Westfield, NJ); Gouker, Toby R. (Baton Rouge, LA); Knoer, Peter (Houston, TX)

    1986-01-01

    Coal or similar carbonaceous solids are extracted by contacting the solids in an extraction zone (12) with an aqueous solution having a pH above 12.0 at a temperature between 65.degree. C. and 110.degree. C. for a period of time sufficient to remove bitumens from the coal into said aqueous solution and the extracted solids are then gasified at an elevated pressure and temperature in a fluidized bed gasification zone (60) wherein the density of the fluidized bed is maintained at a value above 160 kg/m.sup.3. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, water is removed from the aqueous solution in order to redeposit the extracted bitumens onto the solids prior to the gasification step.

  4. Fluidized bed injection assembly for coal gasification

    DOEpatents

    Cherish, Peter (Bethel Park, PA); Salvador, Louis A. (Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, PA)

    1981-01-01

    A coaxial feed system for fluidized bed coal gasification processes including an inner tube for injecting particulate combustibles into a transport gas, an inner annulus about the inner tube for injecting an oxidizing gas, and an outer annulus about the inner annulus for transporting a fluidizing and cooling gas. The combustibles and oxidizing gas are discharged vertically upward directly into the combustion jet, and the fluidizing and cooling gas is discharged in a downward radial direction into the bed below the combustion jet.

  5. Coal-Fired Fluidized Bed Combustion Cogeneration

    E-print Network

    Thunem, C.; Smith, N.

    , this addition of cogeneration to the fuel conver sion analysis considerably complicates the investi gation. A system design for cogeneration of steam and electricity at a nominal 40,000 pound per hour capacity utilizing fluidized bed combustion... is described. The basic system incorporates silo storage of coal, ash, and limestone with dense phase conveying. The system generates power util izing either a backpressure turbine or a condensing turbine with steam extraction. Three case studies performed...

  6. Pulsed atmospheric fluidized bed combustion. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1989-11-01

    In order to verify the technical feasibility of the MTCI Pulsed Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustor technology, a laboratory-scale system was designed, built and tested. Important aspects of the operational and performance parameters of the system were established experimentally. A considerable amount of the effort was invested in the initial task of constructing an AFBC that would represent a reasonable baseline against which the performance of the PAFBC could be compared. A summary comparison of the performance and emissions data from the MTCI 2 ft {times} 2 ft facility (AFBC and PAFBC modes) with those from conventional BFBC (taller freeboard and recycle operation) and circulating fluidized bed combustion (CFBC) units is given in Table ES-1. The comparison is for typical high-volatile bituminous coals and sorbents of average reactivity. The values indicated for BFBC and CFBC were based on published information. The AFBC unit that was designed to act as a baseline for the comparison was indeed representative of the larger units even at the smaller scale for which it was designed. The PAFBC mode exhibited superior performance in relation to the AFBC mode. The higher combustion efficiency translates into reduced coal consumption and lower system operating cost; the improvement in sulfur capture implies less sorbent requirement and waste generation and in turn lower operating cost; lower NO{sub x} and CO emissions mean ease of site permitting; and greater steam-generation rate translates into less heat exchange surface area and reduced capital cost. Also, the PAFBC performance generally surpasses those of conventional BFBC, is comparable to CFBC in combustion and NO{sub x} emissions, and is better than CFBC in sulfur capture and CO emissions even at the scaled-down size used for the experimental feasibility tests.

  7. Atmospheric fluidized bed combustion advanced concept system

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    Not Available

    1992-05-01

    DONLEE Technologies Inc. is developing with support of the US Department of Energy an advanced circulating fluidized bed technology known as the Vortex{trademark} Fluidized Bed Combustor (VFBC). The unique feature of the VFBC is the injection of a significant portion of the combustion air into the cyclone. Since as much as one-half of the total combustion air is injected into the cyclone, the cross-sectional area of the circulating fluidized bed is considerably smaller than typical circulating fluidized beds. The technology is being developed for two applications: Industrial-scale boilers ranging from 20,000 to 100,000 pounds per hour steam generating capacity; and two-stage combustion in which a substoichiometric Vortex Fluidized Bed Combustor (2VFBC) or precombustor is used to generate a combustible gas for use primarily in boiler retrofit applications. This Level II analysis of these two applications indicates that both have merit. An industrial-scale VFBC boiler (60,000 lb/hr of steam) is projected to be economically attractive with coal prices as high as $40 per ton and gas prices between $4 and $5 per thousand cubic feet. The payback time is between 3 and 4 years. The 2VFBC system was evaluated at three capacities of application: 20,000; 60,000 and 100,000 lb/hr of steam. The payback times for these three capacities are 4.5, 2.1 and 1.55 years, respectively. The 2VFBC has potential applications for retrofit of existing pulverized coal-fired boilers or as a new large (utility) boiler. Pressurized operation of the 2VFBC has considerable potential for combined cycle power generation applications. Experimental development of both applications is presented here to demonstrate the potential of these two technologies.

  8. NUCLA Circulating Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Demonstration Project

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    Not Available

    1992-02-01

    The objective of this DOE Cooperative Agreement is to conduct a cost-shared clean coal technology project to demonstrate the feasibility of circulating fluidized bed combustion technology and to evaluate economic, environmental, and operational benefits of CFB steam generators on a utility scale. At the conclusion of the Phase 2 program, testing related to satisfying these objectives was completed. Data analysis and reporting are scheduled for completion by October 1991. (VC)

  9. Simulation of fluidized bed coal combustors

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rajan, R.

    1979-01-01

    The many deficiencies of previous work on simulation of fluidized bed combustion (FBC) processes are presented. An attempt is made to reduce these deficiencies, and to formulate a comprehensive FBC model taking into account the following elements: (1) devolatilization of coal and the subsequent combustion of volatiles and residual char; (2) sulfur dioxide capture by limestone; (3) NOx release and reduction of NOx by char; (4) attrition and elutriation of char and limestone; (5) bubble hydrodynamics; (6) solids mixing; (7) heat transfer between gas and solid, and solid and heat exchange surfaces; and (8) freeboard reactions.

  10. Studies with a laboratory atmospheric fluidized bed combustor system

    SciTech Connect

    Orndorff, W.W.; Su, Shi; Napier, J. [Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green, KY (United States)] [and others

    1996-12-31

    Growing public concerns over acid rain and municipal solid waste problems have created interest in the development of atmospheric fluidized bed combustion systems. A computer controlled 12-inch laboratory atmospheric fluidized bed combustor (AFBC) system has been developed at Western Kentucky University. On-line analysis by gas chromatography, Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometry, and mass spectrometry (MS) allows extensive analysis of the flux gases. Laboratory experiments with a thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA) interfaced with FTIR and MS systems are used to screen fuel blends for runs in the AFBC system. Current experiments being conducted include co-firing blends of refuse derived fuels with coal and extended burns with coals containing different levels of chlorine.

  11. Pulsed atmospheric fluidized bed combustor apparatus and process

    DOEpatents

    Mansour, Momtaz N. (Columbia, MD)

    1992-01-01

    A pulsed atmospheric fluidized bed reactor system is disclosed and claimed along with a process for utilization of same for the combustion of, e.g. high sulfur content coal. The system affords a economical, ecologically acceptable alternative to oil and gas fired combustors. The apparatus may also be employed for endothermic reaction, combustion of waste products, e.g. organic and medical waste, drying, calcining and the like.

  12. NUCLA Circulating Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Demonstration Project

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    Keith, Raymond E.; Heller, Thomas J.; Bush, Stuart A.

    1991-01-01

    This Annual Report on Colorado-Ute Electric Association's NUCLA Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Demonstration Program covers the period from February 1987 through December 1988. The outline for presentation in this report includes a summary of unit operations along with individual sections covering progress in study plan areas that commenced during this reporting period. These include cold-mode shakedown and calibration, plant commercial performance statistics, unit start-up (cold), coal and limestone preparation and handling, ash handling system performance and operating experience, tubular air heater, baghouse operation and performance, materials monitoring, and reliability monitoring. During this reporting period, the coal-mode shakedown and calibration plan was completed. (VC)

  13. Pulsed atmospheric fluidized bed combustion. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1998-03-01

    ThermoChem, under contract to the Department of Energy, conducted extensive research, development and demonstration work on a Pulsed Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustor (PAFBC) to confirm that advanced technology can meet these performance objectives. The ThermoChem/MTCI PAFBC system integrates a pulse combustor with an atmospheric bubbling-bed type fluidized bed combustor (BFBC) In this modular configuration, the pulse combustor burns the fuel fines (typically less than 30 sieve or 600 microns) and the fluidized bed combusts the coarse fuel particles. Since the ThermoChem/MTCI PAFBC employs both the pulse combustor and the AFBC technologies, it can handle the full-size range of coarse and fines. The oscillating flow field in the pulse combustor provides for high interphase and intraparticle mass transfer rates. Therefore, the fuel fines essentially burn under kinetic control. Due to the reasonably high temperature (>1093 C but less than the temperature for ash fusion to prevent slagging), combustion of fuel fines is substantially complete at the exit of the pulse combustor. The additional residence time of 1 to 2 seconds in the freeboard of the PAFBC unit then ensures high carbon conversion and, in turn, high combustion efficiency. A laboratory unit was successfully designed, constructed and tested for over 600 hours to confirm that the PAFBC technology could meet the performance objectives. Subsequently, a 50,000 lb/hr PAFBC demonstration steam boiler was designed, constructed and tested at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. This Final Report presents the detailed results of this extensive and successful PAFBC research, development and demonstration project.

  14. Atmospheric fluidized bed combustion gas erosion solution

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    Seitzinger, D.L. [CRSS Capital, Inc., Houston, TX (United States)

    1995-12-31

    The Westwood Generating Station is a 30 MW, anthracite culm-fired plant located near Joliet, Pennsylvania. The culm firing technology is based on the Combustion Engineering-Lurgi circulating fluidized bed combustion (CFBC) technology first introduced in this country in boiler applications in the mid-80`s. This unit went into commercial operation In July 1988 and is the second of its type in service in this country. It is located on the original site of the Westwood Colliery that was in operation from 1920 to 1950 preparing anthracite coal for the commercial market and leaving behind a 15 year fuel supply of anthracite culm, a coal screening waste, that is now the fuel for this station. This paper documents the investigations and corrective actions taken to stop severe tube erosion encountered in the combustor and heat recovery surfaces of the unit. This erosion is attributed to high gas velocities due to changing operation requirements and gas flow distribution.

  15. Atmospheric fluidized bed combustor development program. Final report

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    Ashworth, R.A.; Melick, T.A.; Plessinger, D.A.; Sommer, T.M. [Energy and Environmental Research Corp., Orville, OH (United States); Keener, H.M. [Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States). Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center; Webner, R.L. [Will-Burt, Orrville, OH (United States)

    1995-12-01

    The objective of this project was to demonstrate and promote the commercialization of a coal-fired atmospheric fluidized bed combustion (AFBC) system, with limestone addition for SO{sub 2} emissions control and a baghouse for particulate emissions control. This AFBC system was targeted for small scale industrial-commercial-institutional space and process heat applications in the 1 x 10{sup 6} to 10 x 10{sup 6} Btu/hr capacity range. A cost effective and environmentally acceptable AFBC technology in this size range would displace a considerable amount of gas/oil with coal while resulting in significant total cost savings to the owner/operators. The project itself was separated into three levels: (1) feasibility, (2--3) subsystem development and integration, and (4) proof-of-concept. In Level (1), the technical and economic feasibility of a 1 million Btu/hr coal-fired AFBC air heater was evaluated. In Level (2--3), the complete EER fluidized bed combustor (1.5 million Btu/hr) system was developed and tested. The goal or reducing SO{sub 2} emissions to 1.2 lb/10{sup 6} Btu, from high sulfur Ohio coal, was achieved by adding limestone with a Ca/S (coal) ratio of {approximately} 3.0. Finally, in Level (4), the proof-of-concept system, a 2.2 million Btu/hr unit was installed and successfully operated at Cedar Lane Farms, a commercial nursery in Ohio.

  16. Fluidized bed combustor and coal gun-tube assembly therefor

    DOEpatents

    Hosek, William S. (Mt. Tabor, NJ); Garruto, Edward J. (Wayne, NJ)

    1984-01-01

    A coal supply gun assembly for a fluidized bed combustor which includes heat exchange elements extending above the bed's distributor plate assembly and in which the gun's nozzles are disposed relative to the heat exchange elements to only discharge granular coal material between adjacent heat exchange elements and in a path which is substantially equidistant from adjacent heat exchange elements.

  17. MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR A FLUIDIZED-BED COAL GASIFIER

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report gives results of gasifying four fuels--a devolatilized Kentucky bituminous coal, a New Mexico subbituminous coal, a North Carolina peat, and a Texas lignite--with steam and oxygen in a pilot-scale fluidized-bed reactor. Experimental results were used to provide an eval...

  18. Metallic species derived from fluidized bed coal combustion. [59 references

    SciTech Connect

    Natusch, D.F.S.; Taylor, D.R.

    1980-01-01

    Samples of fly ash generated by the combustion of Montana Rosebud coal in an experimental 18 inch fluidized bed combustor were collected. The use of a heated cascade impactor permitted collection of size fractionated material that avoided condensation of volatile gases on the particles. Elemental concentration trends were determined as a function of size and temperature and the results compared to published reports for conventional power plants. The behavior of trace metals appears to be substantially different in the two systems due to lower operating temperatures and the addition of limestone to the fluidized bed. Corrosion of the impactor plates was observed at the highest temperature and lowest limestone feed rate sampled during the study. Data from the elemental concentration and leaching studies suggest that corrosion is most likely due to reactions involving sodium sulfate. However, it is concluded that corrosion is less of a potential problem in fluidized-bed systems than in conventional coal-fired systems.

  19. Fluidized-bed combustion reduces atmospheric pollutants

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Jonke, A. A.

    1972-01-01

    Method of reducing sulfur and nitrogen oxides released during combustion of fossil fuels is described. Fuel is burned in fluidized bed of solids with simultaneous feeding of crushed or pulverized limestone to control emission. Process also offers high heat transfer rates and efficient contacting for gas-solid reactions.

  20. Method for using fast fluidized bed dry bottom coal gasification

    DOEpatents

    Snell, George J. (Fords, NJ); Kydd, Paul H. (Lawrenceville, NJ)

    1983-01-01

    Carbonaceous solid material such as coal is gasified in a fast fluidized bed gasification system utilizing dual fluidized beds of hot char. The coal in particulate form is introduced along with oxygen-containing gas and steam into the fast fluidized bed gasification zone of a gasifier assembly wherein the upward superficial gas velocity exceeds about 5.0 ft/sec and temperature is 1500.degree.-1850.degree. F. The resulting effluent gas and substantial char are passed through a primary cyclone separator, from which char solids are returned to the fluidized bed. Gas from the primary cyclone separator is passed to a secondary cyclone separator, from which remaining fine char solids are returned through an injection nozzle together with additional steam and oxygen-containing gas to an oxidation zone located at the bottom of the gasifier, wherein the upward gas velocity ranges from about 3-15 ft/sec and is maintained at 1600.degree.-200.degree. F. temperature. This gasification arrangement provides for increased utilization of the secondary char material to produce higher overall carbon conversion and product yields in the process.

  1. Nucla circulating atmospheric fluidized bed demonstration project. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1991-10-01

    Colorado-Ute Electric Association began a study to evaluate options for upgrading and extending the life of its Nucla power station in 1982. Located in southwestern Colorado near the town of Nucla, this station was commissioned in 1959 with a local bituminous coal as its design fuel for three identical stoker-fired units, each rated at 12.6 MW(e). Poor station efficiency, high fuel costs, and spiraling boiler maintenance costs forced the Nucla Station into low priority in the CUEA dispatch order as early as 1981. Among the options CUEA considered was to serve as a host utility to demonstrate Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustion (AFBC) technology. The anticipated environmental benefits and apparent attractive economics of a circulating AFBC led to Colorado-Ute`s decision to proceed with the design and construction of a demonstration project in 1984 at the Nucla facility.

  2. Fluidized-bed bioreactor system for the microbial solubilization of coal

    DOEpatents

    Scott, C.D.; Strandberg, G.W.

    1987-09-14

    A fluidized-bed bioreactor system for the conversion of coal into microbially solubilized coal products. The fluidized-bed bioreactor continuously or periodically receives coal and bio-reactants and provides for the production of microbially solubilized coal products in an economical and efficient manner. An oxidation pretreatment process for rendering coal uniformly and more readily susceptible to microbial solubilization may be employed with the fluidized-bed bioreactor. 2 figs.

  3. Clean coal fluidized-bed technology in Poland

    Microsoft Academic Search

    W. Nowak

    2003-01-01

    The use of a circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) for power generation is a rapidly growing technology in Poland. The ability of CFBs to burn a wide variety of fuels, while meeting strict emission-control regulations, makes them an ideal choice for burning such fuels as high-sulfur coal, lignite, peat, oil, sludge, petroleum coke, gas and wastes. All these fuels are burned cleanly

  4. METHOD FOR ANALYZING EMISSIONS FROM ATMOSPHERIC FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTOR

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report describes an experimentally developed method to comprehensively sample and analyze an atmospheric-pressure fluidized-bed combustion (FBC) unit. The method is aimed at providing a cost and information effective environmental assessment of FBC units. The report includes ...

  5. Atmospheric fluidized bed combustion advanced concept system. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-05-01

    DONLEE Technologies Inc. is developing with support of the US Department of Energy an advanced circulating fluidized bed technology known as the Vortex{trademark} Fluidized Bed Combustor (VFBC). The unique feature of the VFBC is the injection of a significant portion of the combustion air into the cyclone. Since as much as one-half of the total combustion air is injected into the cyclone, the cross-sectional area of the circulating fluidized bed is considerably smaller than typical circulating fluidized beds. The technology is being developed for two applications: Industrial-scale boilers ranging from 20,000 to 100,000 pounds per hour steam generating capacity; and two-stage combustion in which a substoichiometric Vortex Fluidized Bed Combustor (2VFBC) or precombustor is used to generate a combustible gas for use primarily in boiler retrofit applications. This Level II analysis of these two applications indicates that both have merit. An industrial-scale VFBC boiler (60,000 lb/hr of steam) is projected to be economically attractive with coal prices as high as $40 per ton and gas prices between $4 and $5 per thousand cubic feet. The payback time is between 3 and 4 years. The 2VFBC system was evaluated at three capacities of application: 20,000; 60,000 and 100,000 lb/hr of steam. The payback times for these three capacities are 4.5, 2.1 and 1.55 years, respectively. The 2VFBC has potential applications for retrofit of existing pulverized coal-fired boilers or as a new large (utility) boiler. Pressurized operation of the 2VFBC has considerable potential for combined cycle power generation applications. Experimental development of both applications is presented here to demonstrate the potential of these two technologies.

  6. NUCLA Circulating Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Demonstration Project. 1990 Annual report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-02-01

    The objective of this DOE Cooperative Agreement is to conduct a cost-shared clean coal technology project to demonstrate the feasibility of circulating fluidized bed combustion technology and to evaluate economic, environmental, and operational benefits of CFB steam generators on a utility scale. At the conclusion of the Phase 2 program, testing related to satisfying these objectives was completed. Data analysis and reporting are scheduled for completion by October 1991. (VC)

  7. Coal gasification characteristics in an internally circulating fluidized bed with draught tube

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yong Jeon Kim; Jong Min Lee; Sang Done Kim

    1997-01-01

    Australian coal was gasified at atmospheric pressure in an internally circulating fluidized bed (0.3 m i.d. × 2.7 m high) with a draught tube (0.1 m i.d. × 0.9 m high) and a gas separator over the draught tube. The effects of reaction temperature (780–900°C), oxygen\\/coal mass ratio (0.30–0.53), coal feed rate (5.3–12.1 kg h?1) and steam\\/coal mass ratio (0.30–0.81)

  8. NUCLA Circulating Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Demonstration Project. Annual report, 1988

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1991-01-01

    This Annual Report on Colorado-Ute Electric Association`s NUCLA Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Demonstration Program covers the period from February 1987 through December 1988. The outline for presentation in this report includes a summary of unit operations along with individual sections covering progress in study plan areas that commenced during this reporting period. These include cold-mode shakedown and calibration, plant commercial performance statistics, unit start-up (cold), coal and limestone preparation and handling, ash handling system performance and operating experience, tubular air heater, baghouse operation and performance, materials monitoring, and reliability monitoring. During this reporting period, the coal-mode shakedown and calibration plan was completed. (VC)

  9. Atmospheric fluidized-bed combustion. Technology status report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1984-10-01

    The goal of DOE/METC's AFBC activities is to establish an engineering technology base by 1990, from which the industrial, commercial, and residential sectors can build and operate coal-fired AFBC systems. These systems will be capable of economically generating process steam, direct and indirect heat, and onsite electric power from coals of all ranks and sulfur contents in an environmentally acceptable manner. First-generation atmospheric fluidized-bed technology is considered commercial; a number of US boiler manufacturers are offering commercial units. However, many of these first units are products of empirical design and offer marginal gains in economics, performance, and reliability over conventional systems. In order to resolve the remaining technical issues and to broaden the market, DOE is pursuing advanced concepts. Development of this second-generation AFBC technology is directed toward small industrial, commercial, and residential applications. Penetration of these potential markets will require: (1) a 20 to 30% reduction in capital and operating costs over first-generation technology; (2) significant improvements in performance and reliability; and (3) compliance with existing and proposed New Source Performance Standards for environmental emissions. Current AFBC activities address: industrial operations, advanced concepts, and technology development. Four AFBC demonstration projects were active in FY 1984. The development of AFBC technology is directly supported by the evaluation of five advanced concepts by the M.W. Kellogg Company (circulating-bed FBC), Battelle Columbus Laboratories (spouted-bed FBC), Aerojet Energy Conversion Company (moving-bed FBC), Howard University (staged cascade FBC), and Arthur D. Little, Inc. (pulsed-bed FBC). These concepts may improve the economics and performance. 13 refs., 11 figs.

  10. Coal-gasification kinetics derived from pyrolysis in a fluidized-bed reactor

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jong Min Lee; Yong Jeon Kim; Woon Jae Lee; Sang Done Kim

    1998-01-01

    Coal pyrolysis and gasification reactions were carried out in a fluidized-bed reactor (0.1m i.d. by 1.6m height) over a temperature range from 1023 to 1173K at atmospheric pressure. The overall gasification kinetics for the steam–char and oxygen–char reactions were determined in a thermobalance reactor. The compositions of the product gases from the coal-gasification reactions are 30–40% H2, 23–28% CO, 27–35%

  11. NUCLA Circulating Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Demonstration Project

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-02-01

    The report summarizes unit operating experience and test program progress for 1989 on Colorado-Ute Electric Association's Nucla CFB Demonstration Program. During this period, the objectives of the Nucla Station operating group were to correct problems with refractory durability, resolve primary air fan capacity limitations, complete the high ash and high sulfur coal tests, switch to Salt Creek coal as the operating fuel, and make the unit available for testing without capacity restrictions. Each of these objectives was addressed and accomplished, to varying degrees, except for the completion of the high sulfur coal acceptance tests. (VC)

  12. Advanced atmospheric fluidized-bed combustion design. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Rudnicki, M.I.; Jassowski, D.M.; Mah, C.S.; Newton, R.A.

    1985-01-01

    In the process of the design study, the UAFBC system configuration has been evolved and simplified. The system combines a self-cleaning distributor/grate section (which can tolerate large coal particles) with a fluidized bed. Proper control of the distributor/grate and fluidized-bed provides high turndown capability. For maximum carbon utilization, an afterburner is provided. NO/sub x/ control is achieved by proper combustion staging and temperature control. For SO/sub x/ control, an entrained-bed sulfur scrubber, which uses small sorbent particles and long solids stay times yields efficient sulfur capture with a low calcium/sulfur ratio. The Aerojet design approach is to provide enough functional separation in the system to allow the stringent design goals to be satisfied compatibly. Various known state-of-the-art subsystems - self cleaning distributor/grate, fluidized-bed combustor, fines afterburner, entrained-bed dry scrubber - have been integrated to make this possible. The coordinated operation of the system elements is accomplished through the use of modern microprocessor controls. In this way, close control is obtained over the mechanisms of the combustion, sulfur scrubbing and particle cleanup processes without undue complexity. This high degree of process control permits development of a combustor which should exceed present environmental standards for NO/sub x/, SO/sub x/, and particulates, while allowing operation with an 8:1 turndown using a wide variety of fuels. In the design study, a number of configurations were considered and analyzed by computer simulation. Performance projections were made for various power levels and, in the case of the bench-scale system, for three different coal feeds. Greer limestone (75 wt % CaCO/sub 3/) was used as the reference sulfur sorbent. The results showed potentials for rapid commercialization of small (50,000 lb/h steam) UAFBC systems. 56 refs, 79 figs., 35 tabs.

  13. Experience with atmospheric fluidized bed gasification of switchgrass

    SciTech Connect

    Smeenk, J.; Brown, R.C. [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States). Center for Coal and the Environment

    1998-12-31

    Switchgrass was gasified in a bubbling fluidized bed reactor rated at 800 kW (2.75 MMBtu/hr) thermal input and operating at atmospheric pressure. A combustible gas with higher heating value varying between 4.2--5.9 MJ/Nm{sup 3} (114--160 Btu/scf) was produced. Carbon conversion was approximately 85%. Difficulties in feeding high moisture switchgrass inhibited smooth reactor operation. Several feed systems for switchgrass were tried with varying degrees of success. The results of gasification trials using switchgrass as fuel are described.

  14. Development of a fluidized-bed coal pretreatment system for coupling to a fluidized-bed boiler

    SciTech Connect

    Hajicek, D.R.; Mann, M.D.; Moe, T.A. [Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (United States). Energy and Environmental Research Center; Selle, S.J. [Northwest Research, Inc., Grand Forks, ND (United States)

    1997-12-31

    The Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) has developed and patented a system that upgrades the quality of lignitic and subbituminous coals by taking advantage of several of the unique properties of these coals. This fluidized-bed system, identified as the Controlled Spontaneous Reactor (CSR), uses a unique distributor plate design to impart a variable velocity across the bed to effectively size-segregate the treated coal. The CSR can use low-temperature (300 F) stack gas as its primary heat source to serve a variety of facilities as a primary fuel conditioner. Controlled combustion of a small portion of the coal within the CSR provides any heat required for treating the coal. The specific application addressed in this paper is the ability of the CSR to enhance fuel flexibility, increase capacity, improve turndown performance, and reduce NO{sub x} and N{sub 2}O emissions when coupled to a fluidized-bed combustion boiler. Pilot plant data used to develop and prove the system will be presented. The general advantages of the CSR are its high specific throughput, simplicity of operation and control, and adaptability to a wide range of feedstock particle sizes (up to 3-inch top size). The CSR has the inherent ability to control the properties of the product, including physical size, moisture, volatile matter, and heat content simply by selecting the appropriate combination of design and operating parameters. Its relatively small size and simplicity should minimize the cost of installation in a new or existing plant.

  15. EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF HIGH LEVELS OF SO2 REMOVAL IN ATMOSPHERIC-PRESSURE FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTORS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report describes tests conducted in an atmospheric-pressure-fluidized-bed combustor (FBC) with a cross-section of 1 x 1.6 m) to demonstrate high levels of S02 removal when burning a high-sulfur coal and feeding limestone sorbent for S02 removal. The goal was to achieve 90-plu...

  16. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT: SOURCE TEST AND EVALUATION REPORT - B AND W/ALLIANCE ATMOSPHERIC FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTOR

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report gives results of a comprehensive emission sampling and analysis of a pilot-scale, atmospheric-pressure, coal-fired, fluidized-bed combustor (AFBC). Screening data on organic and inorganic pollutants and indications of biological activity were obtained. The Babcock and ...

  17. Burn coal cleanly in a fluidized bed - The key is in the controls

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kobak

    1979-01-01

    The fluidized-bed combustion (FBC) process produces few sulfur emissions, and can burn wood, municipal solid waste as well as every kind of coal available in the U.S. The presurized, coal-burning fluidized-bed reactor at NASA's Lewis Research Center is described, together with a discussion of the operating results. The FBC system at Lewis, having a completely instrumented reactor, is used to

  18. Fluidized bed gasifier or similar device for simultaneous classification of ash and unreacted coal

    SciTech Connect

    Vorres, K.S.

    1984-03-06

    An apparatus for withdrawing agglomerated solids, e.g. ash, from a fluidized bed of finely divided solid hydrocarbonaceous material, e.g. coal, is described. Agglomeration is effected by a high temperature reaction between the inorganic constituents of the hydrocarbonaceous material in the fluidized bed environment. A venturi is utilized to serve as a passage for withdrawing the agglomerated solids from the fluidized bed. Spiral or other descending ridges are positioned on the interior surface of the constricted cylindrical opening of the venturi to permit variable and increased rates of agglomerate discharge with improved separation and classification of the solid materials.

  19. Sulfur release from coal in fluidized-bed reactor through pyrolysis and partial oxidation with low concentration of oxygen

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yongqin Qi; Wen Li; Haokan Chen; Baoqing Li

    2004-01-01

    Yima (YM) and Datong (DT) raw coal were pyrolyzed in a fluidized bed reactor under 0.6%O2–N2, 1.1%O2–N2 and 2.1%O2–N2 atmosphere, and a flue gas analyzer was used to check the SO2 in pyrolysis gas. The product of sulfur removal and char yield is suggested to measure the efficiency of sulfur removal. For YM coal, sulfur removal generally has increasing trend

  20. Desulfurization of bituminous coals: fluidized bed gasification of coal\\/phosphoric acid mixtures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. M. Stencel; J. Yang; J. K. Neathery

    1995-01-01

    The processing of coal:phosphoric acid mixtures using mild temperature (932°F) fluidized bed conditions is presented. Phosphoric acid promoted the desulfurization of the bituminous coals, producing chars that contained less than 20% of sulfur originally in the coals. Gaseous H2S was the primary sulfur-containing gaseous product. Pyritic sulfur was eliminated from the coal at a temperature as low as 410°F, whereas

  1. Co-combustion of agricultural residues with coal in a fluidized bed combustor.

    PubMed

    Ghani, W A W A K; Alias, A B; Savory, R M; Cliffe, K R

    2009-02-01

    Power generation from biomass is an attractive technology that utilizes agricultural residual waste. In order to explain the behavior of biomass-fired fluidized bed incinerator, biomass sources from agricultural residues (rice husk and palm kernel) were co-fired with coal in a 0.15m diameter and 2.3m high fluidized bed combustor. The combustion efficiency and carbon monoxide emissions were studied and compared with those for pure coal combustion. Co-combustion of a mixture of biomass with coal in a fluidized bed combustor designed for coal combustion increased combustion efficiency up to 20% depending upon excess air levels. Observed carbon monoxide levels fluctuated between 200 and 900 ppm with the addition of coal. It is evident from this research that efficient co-firing of biomass with coal can be achieved with minimal modifications to existing coal-fired boilers. PMID:18614348

  2. Pulsed atmospheric fluidized bed combustion. Quarterly technical progress report, October 1992--December 1992

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-01-01

    The Design and Engineering of most components in the Pulsed Atmospheric Fluidized Bed System was completed prior to September 1992. The components remaining to be designed at that time were: Aerovalves for the Pulse Combustor; Gas and coal injectors for the Pulse Combustor; Lines for PC tailpipes; Air plenum and inlet silencer; Refractory lined hot gas duct connecting outlet hot cyclone to boiler; Structure and platforms, and ladders around PAFBC vessel access and major equipment. Design work is currently in progress on all of the above components. Items 1, 2, 3 and 4 are 50% completed, and items 5 & 6 are 75% complete.

  3. JV Task 108 - Circulating Fluidized-Bed Combustion and Combustion Testing of Turkish Tufanbeyli Coal

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Douglas Hajicek; Jay Gunderson; Ann Henderson; Stephen Sollom; Joshua Stanislowski

    2007-01-01

    Two combustion tests were performed at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) using Tufanbeyli coal from Turkey. The tests were performed in a circulating fluidized-bed combustor (CFBC) and a pulverized coal-fired furnace, referred to as the combustion test facility (CTF). One of the goals of the project was to determine the type of furnace best suited to this coal.

  4. MINIPLANT STUDIES OF PRESSURIZED FLUIDIZED-BED COAL COMBUSTION: THIRD ANNUAL REPORT

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report presents further results of studies of the environmental aspects of the pressurized fluidized-bed coal combustion process, using the 218 kg coal/hr 'miniplant' continuous-combustion/sorbent-regeneration system (0.63 MW equivalent), and a 13 kg coal/hr bench-scale syste...

  5. Atmospheric fluidized bed combustion for small scale market sectors. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Ashworth, R.A.; Plessinger, D.A.; Sommer, T.M. [Energy and Environmental Research Corp., Orville, OH (United States); Keener, H.M. [Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, OH (United States); Webner, R.L. [Will-Burt Co., Orrville, OH (United States)

    1997-03-31

    The objective of this project was to demonstrate and promote the commercialization of coal-fired atmospheric fluidized bed combustion (AFBC) systems, with limestone addition for SO{sub 2} emissions control and a baghouse for particulate emissions control. This AFBC system was targeted for small scale industrial-commercial-institutional space and process heat applications. A cost effective and environmentally acceptable AFBC technology in this size range would displace a considerable amount of gas/oil with coal while resulting in significant total cost savings to the owner/operators. In the Proof-of-Concept Phase, a 2.2 x 10{sup 6} Btu/hr unit was installed and successfully operated at Cedar Lane Farms (CLF), a commercial nursery in Ohio. The heat from the fluidized bed was used to heat hot water which was recirculated through greenhouses for cool weather heating. The system was designed to be fully automated with minimal operator attention required. The AFBC system installed at CLF was an improved design that incorporated flyash/sorbent reinjection and an underbed feed system to improve limestone utilization. With these additions it was possible to lower the Ca/S ratio from {approximately} 3.0 to 2.0, and still maintain an SO{sub 2} emissions level of 1.2 lb/10{sup 6} Btu when burning the same high sulfur Ohio coal tested at OARDC.

  6. SUPPORT STUDIES IN FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report gives results of working in support of development studies for atmospheric and pressurized fluidized-bed coal combustion. Laboratory and process development studies are aimed at providing needed information on limestone utilization, removal of particulates and alkali m...

  7. SUPPORTIVE STUDIES IN FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report gives results of studies supporting the development of atmospheric and pressurized fluidized-bed combustion (FBC) of coal. It includes laboratory and bench-scale studies to provide needed information on combustion optimization, regeneration process development, solid w...

  8. Stability Study of an Air Dense Medium Fluidized Bed Separator for Beneficiation of High-Ash Indian Coal

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. K. Sahu; Alok Tripathy; S. K. Biswal; A. Parida

    2011-01-01

    Indian high ash noncoking coal contains a substantial quantity of near-gravity materials (NGM). The presence of NGM needs beneficiation in dense medium separation process. Air dense medium fluidized bed separator (ADMFBS) uses the magnetite medium to improve the separation efficiency of beneficiation of high NGM coal. Stability of the particulate fluidized bed in this system is the essential prerequisite for

  9. Fluidized bed combustion of low-grade coal and wastes: Research and development

    SciTech Connect

    Borodulya, V.A.; Dikalenko, V.I.; Palchonok, G.I.; Vinogradov, L.M. [Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk (Belarus). A.V. Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer Inst.; Dobkin, S.M.; Telegin, E.M. [Special Design Office, Brest (Belarus)

    1994-12-31

    Experimental studies were carried out to investigate devolatilization of fuel as single spherical particles of wood, hydrolytic lignin, leather sewage sludge and Belarussian brown coals in a fluidized bed of sand. It is found that the devolatilization process depends on moisture and ash contents in fuel and on the external heat and mass transfer rate. The char combustion occurs largely in the intermediate region. Kinetic parameters of the devolatilization and char combustion are obtained. A low-capacity fluidized bed boiler suitable for combustion of coal and different wastes is described.

  10. Characteristics of Pyrolytic Topping in Fluidized Bed for Different Volatile Coals

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Xiong, R.; Dong, L.; Xu, G. W.

    Coal is generally combusted or gasified directly to destroy completely the chemical structures, such as aromatic rings containing in volatile coals including bituminite and lignite. Coal topping refers to a process that extracts chemicals with aromatic rings from such volatile coals in advance of combustion or gasification and thereby takes advantage of the value of coal as a kind of chemical structure resource. CFB boiler is the coal utilization facility that can be easily retrofitted to implement coal topping. A critical issue for performing coal topping is the choice of the pyrolytic reactor that can be different types. The present study concerns fluidized bed reactor that has rarely been tested for use in coal topping. Two different types of coals, one being Xiaolongtan (XLT) lignite and the other Shanxi (SX) bituminous, were tested to clarify the yield and composition of pyrolysis liquid and gas under conditions simulating actual operations. The results showed that XLT lignite coals had the maximum tar yield in 823-873K and SX bituminite realized its highest tar yield in 873-923K. Overall, lignite produced lower tar yield than bituminous coal. The pyrolysis gas from lignite coals contained more CO and CO2 and less CH4, H2 and C2+C3 (C2H4, C2H6, C3H6, C3H8) components comparing to that from bituminous coal. TG-FTIR analysis of tars demonstrated that for different coals there are different amounts of typical chemical species. Using coal ash of CFB boiler, instead of quartz sand, as the fluidized particles decreased the yields of both tar and gas for all the tested coals. Besides, pyrolysis in a reaction atmosphere simulating the pyrolysis gas (instead of N2) resulted also in higher production of pyrolysis liquid.

  11. A model of coal particle drying in fluidized bed combustion reactor

    SciTech Connect

    Komatina, M.; Manovic, V.; Saljnikov, A. [Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada). CANMET, Energy Technology Centre

    2007-02-15

    Experimental and theoretical investigation on drying of a single coal particle in fluidized bed combustor is presented. Coal particle drying was considered via the moist shrinking core mechanism. The results of the drying test runs of low-rank Serbian coals were used for experimental verification of the model. The temperature of the coal particle center was measured, assuming that drying was completed when the temperature equalled 100{sup o}C. The influence of different parameters (thermal conductivity and specific heat capacity of coal, fluidized bed temperature, moisture content and superheating of steam) on drying time and temperature profile within the coal particle was analyzed by a parametric analysis. The experimentally obtained results confirmed that the moist shrinking core mechanism can be applied for the mathematical description of a coal particle drying, while dependence between drying time and coal particle radius, a square law relationship, implicates heat transfer control of the process and confirms the validity of assumptions used in modeling.

  12. Preliminary report on corrosion analysis of heat exchanger tubes from a fluidized-bed coal combustor. [2 references

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. H. Cooper; J. H. DeVan

    1977-01-01

    The Energy Division of ORNL is planning the construction of a fluidized-bed coal combustor pilot plant. In order to gain preliminary materials compatibility information, a small scale MIUS fluidized bed was constructed, and a testing program of candidate heat exchanger tube materials was initiated. Candidate materials included Incoloy 800, Inconel 600, type 304 and 316 stainless steel, and aluminized Incoloy

  13. Evaluation of alternative steam generator designs for Atmospheric Fluidized-Bed Combustion plants: Final report. [AFBC

    SciTech Connect

    Dunlop, W.

    1987-07-01

    The Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustion development program at the 20 MW pilot plant at TVA's Shawnee Station is addressing several design issues related to the scale-up requirements for utility application. These include use of overbed vs. underbed feed systems for coal, limestone, and recycled solids, load following and control design for reliable operation, and economies of scale. After initial screening of several alternate configurations, conceptual designs of AFBC mechanical overbed and underbed feed power plants in 1 x 200 MW and 2 x 500 MW sizes were prepared. These designs were assessed for efficiency, performance, resource requirements, capital cost and levelized busbar costs and compared to conventional pulverized coal units of similar size. The findings are that relative to the AFBC underbed feed plants, the AFBC overbed feed plant is about $70/kW less expensive at the 200 MW size, and $20/kW more expensive at the 2 x 500 MW size. Also, the capital costs of AFBC units range from $20/kW to $130/kW less than conventional PCF units and the potential exists for further reductions in AFBC capital costs as AFBC technology improves. Levelized busbar costs are essentially the same for both types and sizes of the AFBC units and for the conventional PCF units. Only one coal, Illinois number6 - a high sulfur bituminous coal - was initially evaluated. Subsequently, five additional coals - bituminous, subbituminous and lignite - and plant locations were evaluated. Current testing of less expensive coals is expected to confirm the fuel flexibility of the AFBC units which may result in corresponding reductions in levelized busbar costs. Utility industry confidence in AFBC has recently been expressed by the planned design and construction of fluidized bed units in 100 MW to 160 MW sizes for Colorado Ute Electric Association, Northern States Power Co. and TVA. 5 refs., 38 figs., 54 tabs.

  14. Fluidized-bed catalytic coal-gasification process. [US patent; pretreatment to minimize agglomeration

    DOEpatents

    Euker, C.A. Jr.; Wesselhoft, R.D.; Dunkleman, J.J.; Aquino, D.C.; Gouker, T.R.

    1981-09-14

    Coal or similar carbonaceous solids impregnated with gasification catalyst constituents are oxidized by contact with a gas containing between 2 vol % and 21 vol % oxygen at a temperature between 50 and 250/sup 0/C in an oxidation zone and the resultant oxidized, catalyst impregnated solids are then gasified in a fluidized bed gasification zone at an elevated pressure. The oxidation of the catalyst impregnated solids under these conditions insures that the bed density in the fluidized bed gasification zone will be relatively high even though the solids are gasified at elevated pressure and temperature.

  15. Fluidized bed combustion of solid organic wastes and low-grade coals: Research and modeling

    SciTech Connect

    Borodulya, V.A.; Dikalenko, V.I.; Palchonok, G.I.; Stanchits, L.K. [Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk (Belarus). A.V. Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer Inst.

    1995-12-31

    Experimental studies were carried out to investigate devolatilization and combustion of single spherical particles of wood, hydrolytic lignin from ethanol production, leather processing sewage sludge, and low-grade Belarusian brown coals in a fluidized bed of sand. A two-phase model of fluidized bed combustion of biowaste is proposed. The model takes into account combustion of both volatiles and char in the bed as well as in the freeboard. Experimentally obtained characteristics of devolatilization and char combustion are used as parameters of the model proposed.

  16. MUTAGENICITY AND CYTOTOXICITY OF COAL FLY ASH FROM FLUIDIZED-BED AND CONVENTIONAL COMBUSTION

    EPA Science Inventory

    Two respirable coal fly-ash samples (3 micrometers) were evaluated for physical properties chemical composition, and biological activity, including cytotoxicity and mutagenicity. These two fly-ash samples were collected from a pressurized fluidized-bed combustion miniplant and fr...

  17. Operating Experience of a Coal Fired Fluidized Bed at Georgetown University 

    E-print Network

    Lutes, I. G.; Gamble, R. L.

    1980-01-01

    Operation of the 100,000 lb/hr capacity, coal fired fluidized bed steam generator at Georgetown University began in July 1979. This project, which was co-funded by Georgetown University and the U. S. Department of Energy, involved expansion...

  18. Operating Experience of a Coal Fired Fluidized Bed at Georgetown University

    E-print Network

    Lutes, I. G.; Gamble, R. L.

    1980-01-01

    facility to be built in the Washington D. C. area in many years. The purpose of this program is to demonstrate industrial and institutional application of fluidized bed combustion using high sulfur coal in an environmentally acceptable manner in a populated...

  19. CERAMIC FILTER TESTS AT THE EPA/EXXON PFBC (PRESSURIZED FLUIDIZED BED COAL COMBUSTION) MINIPLANT

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper describes the performance of the Acurex ceramic bag filter operating at temperatures up to 880C and pressures up to 930 kPa on particulate-laden flue gas from a pressurized fluidized-bed coal combustion (PFBC) unit on a slipstream of gas taken after the second stage cyc...

  20. A Novel Fluidized Bed Drying and Density Segregation Process for Upgrading Low-Rank Coals

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nenad Sarunac; Edward K. Levy; Mark Ness; Charles W. Bullinger; Jonathan P. Mathews; Philip M. Halleck

    2009-01-01

    Lignite and sub-bituminous coals are attractive due to their low cost, low emissions, and high reactivity. However, these coals contain large amounts of moisture, which reduces calorific value and lowers plant efficiency. A novel fluidized bed drying process was developed that uses low-grade waste heat to reduce fuel moisture content of low-rank high-moisture coals and concurrently lowers sulfur and mercury

  1. Development of an advanced process for drying fine coal in an inclined fluidized bed

    SciTech Connect

    Boysen, J.E.; Cha, C.Y.; Barbour, F.A.; Turner, T.F.; Kang, T.W.; Berggren, M.H.; Hogsett, R.F.; Jha, M.C.

    1990-02-01

    The objective of this research project was to demonstrate a technically feasible and economically viable process for drying and stabilizing high-moisture subbituminous coal. Controlled thermal drying of coal fines was achieved using the inclined fluidized-bed drying and stabilization process developed by the Western Research Institute. The project scope of work required completion of five tasks: (1) project planning, (2) characterization of two feed coals, (3) bench-scale inclined fluidized-bed drying studies, (4) product characterization and testing, and (5) technical and economic evaluation of the process. High moisture subbituminous coals from AMAX Eagle Butte mine located in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and from Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc. in Healy, Alaska were tested in a 10-lb/hr bench-scale inclined fluidized-bed. Experimental results show that the dried coal contains less than 1.5% moisture and has a heating value over 11,500 Btu/lb. The coal fines entrainment can be kept below 15 wt % of the feed. The equilibrium moisture of dried coal was less than 50% of feed coal equilibrium moisture. 7 refs., 60 figs., 47 tabs.

  2. Factors affecting cleanup of exhaust gases from a pressurized, fluidized-bed coal combustor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rollbuhler, R. J.; Kobak, J. A.

    1980-03-01

    The cleanup of effluent gases from the fluidized-bed combustion of coal is examined. Testing conditions include the type and feed rate of the coal and the sulfur sorbent, the coal-sorbent ratio, the coal-combustion air ratio, the depth of the reactor fluidizing bed, and the technique used to physically remove fly ash from the reactor effluent gases. Tests reveal that the particulate loading matter in the effluent gases is a function not only of the reactor-bed surface gas velocity, but also of the type of coal being burnt and the time the bed is operating. At least 95 percent of the fly ash particules in the effluent gas are removed by using a gas-solids separator under controlled operating conditions. Gaseous pollutants in the effluent (nitrogen and sulfur oxides) are held within the proposed Federal limits by controlling the reactor operating conditions and the type and quantity of sorbent material.

  3. Mild gasification of Usibelli coal in an inclined fluidized-bed reactor

    SciTech Connect

    Merriam, N.W.; Thomas, K.P.; Cha, C.Y.

    1991-02-01

    Results of mild gasification tests of minus 16-mesh Usibelli coal in an inclined fluidized-bed reactor are described in this report. The minus 16-mesh fraction was separated from the coal by screening. The coal was dried to zero moisture content, and about 2 wt % of the volatiles was removed as gas by partial decarboxylation using a 100-lb/hr inclined fluidized-bed dryer. The dried coal was subjected to mild gasification at maximum temperatures of 1050 to 1250{degrees}F (566 to 677{degrees}C) and feed rates of 7.5 lb/hr while using a once-through flow of carbon dioxide as fluidizing gas in a 1-inch-wide, inclined fluidized-bed reactor. Mild gasification of the dried coal resulted in production of 44 to 56 wt % of the dried coal as char, 10 to 13 wt % as liquids, 17 to 28 wt % as gas, and 8 to 21 wt % as fines. The yield of moisture- and ash-free (MAF) liquids varied from 11.4 to 14.2 wt % of the dried coal feed. Chemical analysis was carried out on these products.

  4. Char attrition during the batch fluidized bed combustion of a coal

    SciTech Connect

    Chirone, R.; D'Amore, M.; Massimilla, L.; Muzza, A.

    1985-05-01

    Batchwise fluidized bed combustion of a coal has been carried out to investigate the generation of elutriable carbon fines by attrition of the burning char. Differences between the purely mechanical attrition and the combustion-assisted attrition of the char have been outlined. The time required to ''activate'' the char surface as regards attrition explains certain features of carbon elutriation curves. Attrition rate constants determined from these curves are compared with those previously found by continuous fluidized combustion of the same coal.

  5. Mutagenicity and cytotoxicity of coal fly ash from fluidized?bed and conventional combustion

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Judy Lee Mumford; Joellen Lewtas

    1982-01-01

    Two respirable coal fly?ash samples (? 3 ?m) were evaluated for physical properties, chemical composition, and biological activity, including cytotoxicity and mutagenicity. These two fly?ash samples were collected from a pressurized fluidized?bed combustion miniplant and from a conventional?combustion power plant, both burning eastern coal. All samples were collected by a fabric filter downstream of the plant particulate control devices at

  6. Atmospheric fluidized bed combustion technology test unit for industrial cogeneration plants

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. P. Fraas; R. S. Holcomb

    1977-01-01

    The AFBC Technology Test Unit Program will develop the technology for a fluidized bed coal combustion system to provide a source of high temperature air for process heating and power generation with gas turbines in industrial plants. The gas turbine has the advantages of a higher ratio of electric power output to exhaust heat load and a higher exhaust temperature

  7. Nitrogen oxides, sulfur trioxide, and mercury emissions during oxy-fuel fluidized bed combustion of Victorian brown coal.

    PubMed

    Roy, Bithi; Chen, Luguang; Bhattacharya, Sankar

    2014-12-16

    This study investigates, for the first time, the NOx, N2O, SO3, and Hg emissions from combustion of a Victorian brown coal in a 10 kWth fluidized bed unit under oxy-fuel combustion conditions. Compared to air combustion, lower NOx emissions and higher N2O formation were observed in the oxy-fuel atmosphere. These NOx reduction and N2O formations were further enhanced with steam in the combustion environment. The NOx concentration level in the flue gas was within the permissible limit in coal-fired power plants in Victoria. Therefore, an additional NOx removal system will not be required using this coal. In contrast, both SO3 and gaseous mercury concentrations were considerably higher under oxy-fuel combustion compared to that in the air combustion. Around 83% of total gaseous mercury released was Hg(0), with the rest emitted as Hg(2+). Therefore, to control harmful Hg(0), a mercury removal system may need to be considered to avoid corrosion in the boiler and CO2 separation units during the oxy-fuel fluidized-bed combustion using this coal. PMID:25402169

  8. Inactivation of Salmonella Enteritidis PT 30 on Almonds with a Fluidized Bed Atmospheric Pressure Plasma

    E-print Network

    Heller, Barbara

    Inactivation of Salmonella Enteritidis PT 30 on Almonds with a Fluidized Bed Atmospheric Pressure for the treatment of Salmonella Enteritidis PT 30 on almonds. Each almond sample was spot inoculated with 10 µl is not conducive for microorganisms to multiply. Salmonella however can survive for extended periods under

  9. Computer Simulation of Atmospheric Freeze Drying of Carrot Slices in a Fluidized Bed

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. Bubnovich; E. Quijada; A. Reyes

    2009-01-01

    Nam and Song's model, which describes the first stage of vacuum freeze drying, is adapted to atmospheric pressure conditions in a pulsating fluidized bed, discretizing the differential equations by finite-difference according to the implicit scheme. The generated algebraic systems of equations are solved by the tridiagonal matrix algorithm (TDMA). The effect of the variable time step on computation time is

  10. An assessment of process modelling for fluidized bed coal gasifiers: Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Blake, D.R.; Liss, B.

    1995-12-01

    This report presents a summary of the work accomplished in a multiyear study conducted for the US Department of Energy, Morgantown Energy Technology Center, under Contract AC21-83MC20440. The objective of this research is to assess process models of fluidized bed coal gasifiers; this assessment is based upon current and future process design and development requirements. The applicability of current models in simulating fluidized bed coal gasifiers is evaluated and the models are catalogued. Criteria for the improvement of these models are presented. There are a variety of fluidized bed gasifier models which are adequate for predictions of hydrodynamic mixing, material and energy balances and process efficiency. However, there is not a single gasifier model which can be applied to simulate all process phenomena. Future model development should be based upon the development of a data base against which the models can be compared. There is a particular need for quantitative data on ash agglomeration, bed rheology and chemical kinetics in the gasification environment. 131 references.

  11. Fluidized bed boiler feed system

    DOEpatents

    Jones, Brian C. (Windsor, CT)

    1981-01-01

    A fluidized bed boiler feed system for the combustion of pulverized coal. Coal is first screened to separate large from small particles. Large particles of coal are fed directly to the top of the fluidized bed while fine particles are first mixed with recycled char, preheated, and then fed into the interior of the fluidized bed to promote char burnout and to avoid elutriation and carryover.

  12. Pulsed atmospheric fluidized bed combustion. Technical progress report, July 1991--September 1991

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1991-10-01

    The major accomplishments during this reporting period include completion of Task 1 and progression into Phase II, Task 2 design activities. A brief laboratory-scale test was conducted during this reporting period to confirm heat transfer coefficients for various sections of the Pulsed Atmospheric Fluidized bed Combustion (PAFBC) system. The heat transfer coefficient was determined to be approximately 50 Btu/hr ft{sup 2} {degrees}F inside the eductor and tailpipe of the pulse combustor as thin the fluidized bed. well as for the surfaces immersed within the fluidized bed. Communications with potential host sites for the Phase III field demonstration activities continued during this reporting period. These discussions along with discussions with environmental regulatory personnel in the State of Maryland indicate that the throughput of the field demonstration facility should be increased to greater than 36 million Btu/hr. An 8 in. {times} 8 in. fluidized bed unit would be too small to satisfy this requirement; its projected firing rate is only 33 million Btu/hr. Major effort during this reporting period was devoted to assessing the reasonableness of increasing the size of the field test facility from a technical and cost standpoint.

  13. Planning, construction and operation of the 35 MW sub th-test facility Flingern for firing bituminous coal in an atmospheric fluidized bed furnace

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. G. Krischke; R. W. Chalupnik; H. P. Masuch

    1982-01-01

    Clean combustion of high ash and high sulfur coal with the boiler, retrofitted from traveling grate stoker to FBC was demonstrated. Within 4,200 operating hours 14,500 t of bituminous coal ranking from high grade to low grade were fired, generating 105,000 t of steam at 17 bar and 400 C. During the 18 month test operation important knowledge concerning process

  14. Air-dense medium fluidized bed dry beneficiation of coal: Results of 50 MTPH demonstration plant

    SciTech Connect

    Chen Qingru; Yang Yi; Liang Chuncheng; Tao Xiuxiang; Luo Zhenfu [China Univ. of Mining Technology, Jiangsu (China). Mineral Processing Research Center

    1993-12-31

    This paper presents the performance results of the 50 MTPH Coal Dry Beneficiation Demonstration Plant constructed in the Heilongjiang Province of northeastern China. The separating media used in this process consists of an air/dense medium (magnetite, or magnetic pearls, a remnant of coal combustion in power plants) fluidized bed controllable at specific gravities ranging from 1.3 to 2.0. That portion of the feedstock with a specific gravity less than the separating gravity floats to the top of the fluidized bed where it is recovered at one end of the vessel. That portion of the feedstock with a specific gravity higher than the separating gravity sinks and is discharged from the other end of the vessel. The process has separating efficiencies similar to a heavy media vessel or cyclone with the additional advantages of (1) can be utilized in an arid region containing insufficient water supply, (2) results in a dry product requiring no additional dewatering and coal slime treatment, and (3) as result of air flow will remove some surface moisture present in the feedstock. As a result of the magnetite used in the fluidized bed and the subsequent downstream recovery of this magnetite, the current demonstration plant utilizes a 6mm bottom size. The topsize of the feed is a function of the size of the system and the site specific ash liberation requirement. The Demonstration Plant commenced operation in September 1992. The mechanical processes of the system including coal feeding, sizing, gravity separation/beneficiation, and medium recovery, functioned as anticipated from the 10 MTPH pilot plant. Preliminary results with separating gravities in the range of 1.3--2.0 showed a probable error as low as 0.05 with magnetite losses of 0.5 kg/MT of feed.

  15. Capture of toxic metals by vaious sorbents during fluidized bed coal combustion

    SciTech Connect

    Ho, T.C.; Ghebremeskel, A.; Hopper, J.R.

    1995-12-31

    This study investigated the potential of employing suitable sorbents to capture trace metallic substances during fluidized bed coal combustion. The objectives of the study were to demonstrate the capture process, identify effective sorbents, and characterize the capture efficiency. Experiments were carried out in a 25.4 mm (1 ``) quartz fluidized bed coal combustor enclosed in an electric furnace. In an experiment, a coal sample from the DOE Coal Sample Bank or the Illinois Basin Coal Sample Bank was burned in the bed with a sorbent under various combustion conditions and the amount of metal capture by the sorbent was determined. The metals involved in the study were arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury and selenium, and the sorbents tested included bauxite, zeolite and lime. The combustion conditions examined included bed temperature, particle size, fluidization velocity (percent excess air), and sorbent bed height. In addition to the experimental investigations, potential metal-sorbent reactions were also identified through performing chemical equilibrium analyses based on the minimization of system free energy.

  16. Surface modification of the nanoparticles by an atmospheric room-temperature plasma fluidized bed

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Guangliang Chen; Shihua Chen; Wenran Feng; Wenxing Chen; Si-ze Yang

    2008-01-01

    Using hexamethyldisiloxane (HMDSO) monomer, the magnetic nanoparticles (NPs) of nickel oxide (NiO) were modified by using an atmospheric room-temperature plasma fluidized bed (ARPFB). The plasma gas temperature of the ARPFB was not higher than 325K, which was favorable for organic polymerization. The plasma optical emission spectrum (OES) of the gas mixture consisting of argon (Ar) and HMDSO was recorded by

  17. Effect of Operating Conditions in Atmospheric Freeze Drying of Carrot Particles in a Pulsed Fluidized Bed

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alejandro Reyes; Ricardo V. Vega; Rodrigo D. Bruna

    2010-01-01

    Drying kinetics and shrinkage of carrot particles during atmospheric freeze drying in a pulsed fluidized bed were studied by using a 2 factorial statistical design as a function of particle size (6 mm × 6 mm × 1.5 mm and 6 mm × 6 mm × 3 mm), freezing rate (slow and quick), air temperature (?15 and ?5°C), and type of energy supply (convective and convective with infrared radiation). Then, a programmed air temperature

  18. Simulation of coal gasification in a fluidized bed

    SciTech Connect

    O`Brien, T.J.

    1996-12-31

    In this analysis of coal gasification, a fundamental approach is used where a set of multiphase (Eulerian) fluid dynamic equations, obtained either by a suitable averaging technique (Anderson and Jackson, 1976; Drew, 1971) or the formulations of continuum mechanics (Drew, 1983), is used to describe the conservation of mass, momentum, and energy for three interpenetrating phases. The particles, like the fluidizing gas, are described as interpenetrating continua. Different particle types are treated as distinct phases; in this study, the feed coal and the bed char are represented as separate phases in order to account for their different histories. Constitutive laws account for the exchange of momentum between phases (``drag``) and interphase energy transfer. The stresses within the granular phases are determined by a formulation based on the kinetic theory, characterized by a ``granular temperature``. A computer code, based on this multiphase hydrodynamic model, has been developed at the Morgantown Energy Technology Center for the detailed simulation of gas and particle dynamics in heavily loaded coal conversion processes (Syamlal, Rogers, O`Brien, 1994; Syamlal, 1995). The hydrodynamic simulation showed the reactor operated in a jetting/bubbling mode. A gas jet penetrated a considerable distance into the bed, and then detached as ``bubbles`` which rose to the top of the column. The reaction scheme indicated that the feed coal did not begin to devolatilize until it had traversed this region, because of the time required to heat up. Thus, volatiles were not released in the jetting region of the bed, but higher in the bed. The oxygen fed with the coal, however, reacted immediately with the recirculating hot char. The net effect of the char reaction scheme was to created. CO, which burned in the region where.the jet detached, creating a, fairly stable ``flame``. The tar reaction scheme indicated that none of the tar escaped the bed.

  19. Numerical simulation of the bubbling fluidized bed coal gasification by the kinetic theory of granular flow (KTGF)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Liang Yu; Jing Lu; Xiangping Zhang; Suojiang Zhang

    2007-01-01

    A new numerical model based on the two-fluid model (TFM) including the kinetic theory of granular flow (KTGF) and complicated reactions has been developed to simulate coal gasification in a bubbling fluidized bed gasifier (BFBG). The collision between particles is described by KTGF. The coal gasification rates are determined by combining Arrhenius rate and diffusion rate for heterogeneous reactions or

  20. Materials performance in the atmospheric fluidized-bed cogeneration air heater experiment

    SciTech Connect

    Natesan, K.; Podolski, W.; Wang, D.Y.; Teats, F.G. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Gerritsen, W.; Stewart, A.; Robinson, K. [Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (United States)

    1991-02-01

    The Atmospheric Fluidized-Bed Cogeneration Air Heater Experiment (ACAHE) sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) was initiated to assess the performance of various heat-exchanger materials to be used in fluidized-bed combustion air heater systems. Westinghouse Electric Corporation, through subcontracts with Babcock & Wilcox, Foster Wheeler, and ABB Combustion Engineering Systems, prepared specifications and hardware for the ACAHE tests. Argonne National Laboratory contracted with Rockwell International to conduct tests in the DOE atmospheric fluidized-bed combustion facility. This report presents an overview of the project, a description of the facility and the test hardware, the test operating conditions, a summary of the operation, and the results of analyzing specimens from several uncooled and cooled probes exposed in the facility. Extensive microstructural analyses of the base alloys, claddings, coatings, and weldments were performed on specimens exposed in several probes for different lengths of time. Alloy penetration data were determined for several of the materials as a function of specimen orientation and the exposure location in the combustor. Finally, the data were compared with earlier laboratory test data, and the long-term performance of candidate materials for air-heater applications was assessed.

  1. Materials performance in the atmospheric fluidized-bed cogeneration air heater experiment

    SciTech Connect

    Natesan, K.; Podolski, W.; Wang, D.Y.; Teats, F.G. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Gerritsen, W.; Stewart, A.; Robinson, K. (Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (United States))

    1991-02-01

    The Atmospheric Fluidized-Bed Cogeneration Air Heater Experiment (ACAHE) sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) was initiated to assess the performance of various heat-exchanger materials to be used in fluidized-bed combustion air heater systems. Westinghouse Electric Corporation, through subcontracts with Babcock Wilcox, Foster Wheeler, and ABB Combustion Engineering Systems, prepared specifications and hardware for the ACAHE tests. Argonne National Laboratory contracted with Rockwell International to conduct tests in the DOE atmospheric fluidized-bed combustion facility. This report presents an overview of the project, a description of the facility and the test hardware, the test operating conditions, a summary of the operation, and the results of analyzing specimens from several uncooled and cooled probes exposed in the facility. Extensive microstructural analyses of the base alloys, claddings, coatings, and weldments were performed on specimens exposed in several probes for different lengths of time. Alloy penetration data were determined for several of the materials as a function of specimen orientation and the exposure location in the combustor. Finally, the data were compared with earlier laboratory test data, and the long-term performance of candidate materials for air-heater applications was assessed.

  2. Flow characteristics of coal ash in a circulating fluidized bed

    SciTech Connect

    Zhang, J.; Jiang, P.; Fan, L.S. [Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering] [Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

    1998-04-01

    Solids flow characteristics of coal ash are investigated with the measurement of the local solids flux, local solids concentration, and spatial distribution of particle size. Two sets of the solids sampling probe are used to quantify the local solids flux at different radial and axial locations. The macroscopic flow structure is presented by analyzing the radical profiles of solids flux and the local particle size distributions, while the mesoscale flow structure is illustrated on the basis of probability density function of instantaneous solids concentration, the intermittency index, and the cluster frequency. It is found that both macroscopic and mesoscopic structures of gas-solid flow of coal ash are different from those of commonly studied fluid catalytic cracking and sand particles. The differences include higher upward and downward solids fluxes in the lower dense region, significant particle segregation, and more uniform annular flow. Furthermore, a semiempirical model taking into consideration the higher slip velocity between gas and solids is developed to account for the radial profiles of the solids flux in the upper dilute region of the riser.

  3. Enhancement of combustion efficiency with mixing ratio during fluidized bed combustion of anthracite and bituminous blended coal

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jeong-Gook Jang; Mi-Ran Kim; Ki-Ho Lee; Jea-Keun Lee

    2002-01-01

    In order to investigate the effect of mixing ratio of bituminous coal to blended coal on the enhancement of combustion efficiency,\\u000a combustion experiments of blended coal with anthracite and bituminous are done in a laboratory scale fluidized bed combustor\\u000a (10.8 cm ID and 170 cm height). The gross heating values of anthracite and bituminous coal used in this study are

  4. Co-firing a pressurized fluidized-bed combustion system with coal and refuse derived fuels and/or sludges. Task 16

    SciTech Connect

    DeLallo, M.; Zaharchuk, R.

    1994-01-01

    The co-firing of waste materials with coal in utility scale power plants has emerged as an effective approach to produce energy and manage municipal waste. Leading this approach, the atmospheric fluidized-bed combustor (AFBC) has demonstrated its commercial acceptance in the utility market as a reliable source of power burning a variety of waste and alternative fuels. The fluidized bed, with its stability of combustion, reduces the amount of thermochemical transients and provides for easier process control. The application of pressurized fluidized-bed combustor (PFBC) technology, although relatively new, can provide significant enhancements to the efficient production of electricity while maintaining the waste management benefits of AFBC. A study was undertaken to investigate the technical and economic feasibility of co-firing a PFBC with coal and municipal and industrial wastes. Focus was placed on the production of electricity and the efficient disposal of wastes for application in central power station and distributed locations. Wastes considered for co-firing include municipal solid waste (MSW), tire-derived fuel (TDF), sewage sludge, and industrial de-inking sludge. Issues concerning waste material preparation and feed, PFBC operation, plant emissions, and regulations are addressed. This paper describes the results of this investigation, presents conclusions on the key issues, and provides recommendations for further evaluation.

  5. Plastic waste elimination by co-gasification with coal and biomass in fluidized bed with air in pilot plant

    Microsoft Academic Search

    María P. Aznar; Miguel A. Caballero; Jesús A. Sancho; E. Francés

    2006-01-01

    Treatment of plastic waste by gasification in fluidized bed with air using dolomite as tar cracking catalyst has been studied. The gasifier has a 1 m high bed zone (diameter of 9.2 cm) followed by a 1 m high freeboard (diameter of 15.4 cm). The feedstock is composed of blends of plastic waste with pine wood sawdust and coal at

  6. Continuous high pressure lump coal feeder design study. [fluidized bed processors

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Fields, S. F.

    1977-01-01

    A continuous lump coal dry feeder was developed for a pressurized fluidized bed combustor. The approach was to adapt the commercially available Fuller-Kinyon pump to feed coal against a pressure differential of 100 psi or more. The pump was modified and tests performed at various pressure differentials, with differently pitched screws, various screw rotational speeds, and various seal lengths and configurations. Successful operation of the modified Fuller-Kinyon pump was generally limited to pressure differentials of 60 psi or less. Although the results are not conclusive, test data and observations were made that indicated that higher pressure differentials could be attained by further modifications of the test setup. In particular, it is recommended that further testing be performed after replacing the 40-horsepower pump motor presently in the test setup with a motor having a significantly high power rating (thereby allowing pump operation with longer seals and at higher pressure differentials than those tested so far).

  7. HCl emission characteristics and BP neural networks prediction in MSW/coal co-fired fluidized beds.

    PubMed

    Chi, Yong; Wen, Jun-Ming; Zhang, Dong-Ping; Yan, Jian-Hua; Ni, Ming-Jiang; Cen, Ke-Fa

    2005-01-01

    The HCl emission characteristics of typical municipal solid waste (MSW) components and their mixtures have been investigated in a phi 150 mm fluidized bed. Some influencing factors of HCl emission in MSW fluidized bed incinerator was found in this study. The HCl emission is increasing with the growth of bed temperature, while it is decreasing with the increment of oxygen concentration at furnace exit. When the weight percentage of auxiliary coal is increased, the conversion rate of Cl to HCl is increasing. The HCl emission is decreased, if the sorbent (CaO) is added during the incineration process. Based on these experimental results, a 14 x 6 x 1 three-layer BP neural networks prediction model of HCl emission in MSW/coal co-fired fluidized bed incinerator was built. The numbers of input nodes and hidden nodes were fixed on by canonical correlation analysis technique and dynamic construction method respectively. The prediction results of this model gave good agreement with the experimental results, which indicates that the model has relatively high accuracy and good generalization ability. It was found that BP neural network is an effectual method used to predict the HCl emission of MSW/coal co-fired fluidized bed incinerator. PMID:16158608

  8. TVA 160-MWe atmospheric fluidized-bed combustion demonstration project

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Manaker

    1992-01-01

    The 160-MWe AFBC Demonstration Unit (Unit) was constructed and installed at Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Shawnee Steam Plant near Paducah, Kentucky. The Shawnee Steam Plant originally contained 10 pulverized coal (PC) fired boilers. The AFBC steam generator is located adjacent to the mothballed boiler No. 10 and is capable of supplying steam to its turbine generator at full load rated

  9. Attrition of coal ash particles in a fluidized-bed reactor

    SciTech Connect

    Tomeczek, J.; Mocek, P. [Silesian Technical University, Katowice (Poland)

    2007-05-15

    Experimental data of ash-particles attrition in a fluidized bed is presented, and also the results of modeling. Five sizes of ash particles (1.02-1.25; 1.25-1.6; 1.6-2.0; 2.0-5.0; 5.0-10.0 mm) produced in an industrial CFB boiler were examined. A new model of mechanical attrition has been proposed which incorporates new parameters: the shape factor of particles and the ratio of the bed height to bed diameter, strongly influencing the rate of bed mass loss. The model describes very well experimental data for coal-ash particles attrition. The attrition-rate coefficient for ash particles was evaluated.

  10. Supplemental Comprehensive Report to Congress - Clean Coal Technology Program. Tidd Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustion (PFBC) Project

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-03-01

    The Department of Energy (DOE) in February 1987 submitted a Comprehensive Report to Congress for a Clean Coal Technology (CCT) project entitled {open_quotes}Tidd PFBC (Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustion) Demonstration Project.{close_quotes} In that document, DOE reported to Congress that the Government share of project costs would be $60,200,000 and that the participant agreed to absorb any cost overruns, even though the public law contained provisions which would allow DOE to share in project cost growths up to 25 percent of the original financial assistance. This Supplemental Report is being submitted because DOE now intends to increase its contribution to the project by approximately 11 percent to facilitate extension of the original 3-year operating period by one additional year. DOE`s overall percentage cost share resulting from this extension will not exceed DOE`s overall percentage cost share in the original agreement.

  11. Atmospheric fluidized bed combustion of municipal solid waste: test program results

    SciTech Connect

    Preuit, L C; Wilson, K B

    1980-05-01

    Air classified municipal solid waste (MSW) was fired in an atmospheric fluidized bed combustor at low excess air to simulate boiler conditions. The 7 ft/sup 2/ combustor at Combustion Power Company's energy laboratory in Menlo Park, CA, incorporates water tubes for heat extraction and recycles elutriated particles to the bed. System operation was stable while firing processed MSW for the duration of a 300-h test. Low excess air, low exhaust gas emissions, and constant bed temperature demonstrated feasibility of steam generation from fluidized bed combustion of MSW. During the 300-h test, combustion efficiency averaged 99%. Excess air was typically 44% while an average bed temperature of 1400/sup 0/F and an average superficial gas velocity of 4.6 fps were maintained. Typical exhaust emission levels were 30 ppM SO/sub 2/, 160 ppM NO/sub x/, 200 ppM CO, and 25 ppM hydrocarbons. No agglomeration of bed material or detrimental change in fluidization properties was experienced. A conceptual design study of a full scale plant to be located at Stanford University was based on process conditions from the 300-h test. The plant would produce 250,000 lb/hr steam at the maximum firing rate of 1000 tons per day (TPD) processed MSW. The average 800 TPD firing rate would utilize approximately 1200 TPD raw MSW from surrounding communities. The Stanford Solid Waste energy Program was aimed at development of a MSW-fired fluidized bed boiler and cogeneration plant to supply most of the energy needs of Stanford University.

  12. Characteristics of co-combustion of anthracite with bituminous coal in a 200-MWe circulating fluidized bed boiler

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jong Min Lee; Dong Won Kim; Jae Sung Kim

    2011-01-01

    The effect of co-combustion of Vietnamese anthracite with Australian bituminous coal on the performance of a commercial circulating fluidized bed boiler was observed in the Tonghae thermal power plant.The temperature in the cyclone exit of the boiler increased slightly, which caused a decrease in the desulfurization efficiency as the co-combustion ratio of the bituminous coal increased from 40 to 100%.

  13. Some features of the technology for thermochemical reprocessing of coals in a circulating fluidized bed

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rokhman, B. B.

    2007-06-01

    Results from theoretical investigations into transfer processes during the combustion of anthracite culm in a circulating fluidized bed furnace are presented. A method is described according to which hot air is separately admitted into the furnace: the primary air, to under the fluidized-bed grate, and the secondary air, to over its upper boundary. Calculation results together with their discussion are presented.

  14. Nitric Oxide Reduction over Sewage Sludge and Coal Chars at Conditions Relevant to Staged Fluidized Bed Combustion

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Salatino, P.; Solimene, R.; Chirone, R.

    The de-NOx potential of coal and of dried and pelletized sewage sludge, a waste-derived fuel candidate for cofiring with coal, is assessed. The experimental procedure is based on operation of a bench scale fluidized bed reactor where NO-doped nitrogen is contacted with batches of the fuel. A second type of experiment has been purposely designed to assess the loss of reactivity of chars toward gasification by NOx as char is heat-treated for pre-set times at temperatures typical of fluidized bed combustion. A simple phenomenological model is developed to shed light on the basic features of the interaction between heterogeneous char-NOx reaction and thermal annealing of the char.

  15. An experimental study of temperature of burning coal particle in fluidized bed

    SciTech Connect

    Mirko Komatina; Vasilije Manovic; Dragoljub Dakic [University of Belgrade, Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro). Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

    2006-02-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the temperature of coal particle during combustion in fluidized bed (FB). It is necessary to know the coal particle temperature in order to predict kinetics of chemical reactions within and at the surface of coal particle, accurate NOx and SO{sub 2} emission, fragmentation, attrition, the possibility of ash melting, etc. The experimental investigations were conducted in order to obtain the reliable data on the temperature of particle burning in the FB. A method using thermocouple was developed and applied for measurements. Thermocouple was inserted in the center of the particle shaped into spherical form with various diameters: 5, 7, 8, and 10 mm. Two characteristic types of low-rank Serbian coals were investigated. Experiments were done at the FB temperature in the range of 590-710{sup o}C. Two types of experiments were performed: (I) combustion using air as fluidization gas and (ii) devolatilization with N{sub 2} followed by combustion of obtained char in air. The temperature histories of particles during all stages after introducing in the FB were analyzed. Temperature difference between the burning particle and the FB was defined as a criterion, for comparison. It was shown that the temperature profile depends on the type of the coal and the particle size. The higher temperature difference between the burning particle and the FB was obtained for smaller particles and for lignite (130-180{sup o}C) in comparison to the brown coal (70-130{sup o}C). The obtained results indicated that a primary role in the temperature history of coal particle have the mass and heat transfer through combusting particle. 24 refs., 6 figs., 3 tabs.

  16. HEAT TRANSFER MEASUREMENTS OF A 1·0 TON-STEAM\\/HR CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTOR BURNING TAIWAN COALS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    YU-MIN CHANG; YU-FU LO; MAY-YENN CHEN

    1990-01-01

    The circulating fluidized-bed combustor (CFBC) recently has its commercial breakthrough as a viable technology to burn solid fuels with high efficiencies and low emissions. A 1·0 ton-steam\\/hr CFBC test facility has been designed, built, and systematically tested with Taiwan coals. The CFBC test chamber of 0·4 m square cross-section and 10 m high has built-in flexibility in thermal and combustion measurements.

  17. Gaseous emissions from co-combustion of sewage sludge and coal\\/wood in a fluidized bed

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. Leckner; L.-E. Åmand; K. Lücke; J. Werther

    2004-01-01

    Co-combustion of sewage sludge together with coal or wood has been investigated in two circulating fluidized bed (CFB) plants, a laboratory scale plant and a pilot scale 12MWth CFB boiler, in both of which the gas residence times are comparable to those in commercial plant. The investigation focuses on emissions of harmful gases from co-combustion compared to mono-combustion in CFB

  18. Construction of highway base and subbase layers containing residue from an atmospheric fluidized bed combustion process. Research report (Interim)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. Q. Hunsucker; R. C. Graves

    1992-01-01

    This report summarizes findings of laboratory and construction evaluations of using residue from an atmospheric fluidized bed combustion (AFBC) process as a component in an experimental road base and subbase application. The base mixture contains pulverized fuel ash, AFBC residue, and limestone aggregates used as bulk filler. The subbase mixture contains AFBC residue and pond ash (ponded fly ash and

  19. Construction of highway base and subbase layers containing residue from an atmospheric fluidized bed combustion process. Interim research report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. Q. Hunsucker; R. C. Graves

    1992-01-01

    This report summarizes findings of laboratory and construction evaluations of using residue from an atmospheric fluidized bed combustion (AFBC) process as a component in an experimental road base and subbase application. The base mixture contains pulverized fuel ash, AFBC residue, and limestone aggregates used as bulk filler. The subbase mixture contains AFBC residue and pond ash (ponded fly ash and

  20. Hydrogen-Rich Gas Production by Cogasification of Coal and Biomass in an Intermittent Fluidized Bed

    PubMed Central

    Wang, Li-Qun; Chen, Zhao-Sheng

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents the experimental results of cogasification of coal and biomass in an intermittent fluidized bed reactor, aiming to investigate the influences of operation parameters such as gasification temperature (T), steam to biomass mass ratio (SBMR), and biomass to coal mass ratio (BCMR) on hydrogen-rich (H2-rich) gas production. The results show that H2-rich gas free of N2 dilution is produced and the H2 yield is in the range of 18.25~68.13?g/kg. The increases of T, SBMR, and BCMR are all favorable for promoting the H2 production. Higher temperature contributes to higher CO and H2 contents, as well as H2 yield. The BCMR has a weak influence on gas composition, but the yield and content of H2 increase with BCMR, reaching a peak at the BCMR of 4. The H2 content and yield in the product gas increase with SBMR, whilst the content of CO increases first and then decreases correspondingly. At a typical case, the relative linear sensitivity coefficients of H2 production efficiency to T, SBMR, and BCMR were calculated. The results reveal that the order of the influence of the operation parameters on H2 production efficiency is T > SBMR > BCMR. PMID:24174911

  1. Hydrogen-rich gas production by cogasification of coal and biomass in an intermittent fluidized bed.

    PubMed

    Wang, Li-Qun; Chen, Zhao-Sheng

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents the experimental results of cogasification of coal and biomass in an intermittent fluidized bed reactor, aiming to investigate the influences of operation parameters such as gasification temperature (T), steam to biomass mass ratio (SBMR), and biomass to coal mass ratio (BCMR) on hydrogen-rich (H2-rich) gas production. The results show that H2-rich gas free of N2 dilution is produced and the H2 yield is in the range of 18.25~68.13?g/kg. The increases of T, SBMR, and BCMR are all favorable for promoting the H2 production. Higher temperature contributes to higher CO and H2 contents, as well as H2 yield. The BCMR has a weak influence on gas composition, but the yield and content of H2 increase with BCMR, reaching a peak at the BCMR of 4. The H2 content and yield in the product gas increase with SBMR, whilst the content of CO increases first and then decreases correspondingly. At a typical case, the relative linear sensitivity coefficients of H2 production efficiency to T, SBMR, and BCMR were calculated. The results reveal that the order of the influence of the operation parameters on H2 production efficiency is T > SBMR > BCMR. PMID:24174911

  2. Process wastewater treatability study for Westinghouse fluidized-bed coal gasification

    SciTech Connect

    Winton, S.L.; Buvinger, B.J.; Evans, J.M.; French, W.E.; Page, G.C.; Rhodes, W.J.

    1983-11-01

    In the development of a synthetic fuels facility, water usage and wastewater treatment are major areas of concern. Coal gasification processes generally produce relatively large volumes of gas condensates. These wastewaters are typically composed of a variety of suspended and dissolved organic and inorganic solids and dissolved gaseous contaminants. Fluidized-bed coal gasification (FBG) processes are no exception to this rule. The Department of Energy's Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC), the Gas Research Institute (GRI), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA/IERLRTP) recognized the need for a FBG treatment program to provide process design data for FBG wastewaters during the environmental, health, and safety characterization of the Westinghouse Process Development Unit (PDU). In response to this need, METC developed conceptual designs and a program plan to obtain process design and performance data for treating wastewater from commercial-scale Westinghouse-based synfuels plants. As a result of this plan, METC, GRI, and EPA entered into a joint program to develop performance data, design parameters, conceptual designs, and cost estimates for treating wastewaters from a FBG plant. Wastewater from the Westinghouse PDU consists of process quench and gas cooling condensates which are similar to those produced by other FBG processes such as U-Gas, and entrained-bed gasification processes such as Texaco. Therefore, wastewater from this facility was selected as the basis for this study. This paper outlines the current program for developing process design and cost data for the treatment of these wastewaters.

  3. Empirical models of emissions and energy efficiencies of coal-fired fluidized bed power plants

    E-print Network

    Gruhl, Jim

    Mass and energy balances of fluidized bed energy technologies are to a significant degree dependent upon the specific design being investigated. It is difficult to make any generally accurate comments. about these balances. ...

  4. The O?-enriched air gasification of coal, plastics and wood in a fluidized bed reactor.

    PubMed

    Mastellone, Maria Laura; Zaccariello, Lucio; Santoro, Donato; Arena, Umberto

    2012-04-01

    The effect of oxygen-enriched air during fluidized bed co-gasification of a mixture of coal, plastics and wood has been investigated. The main components of the obtained syngas were measured by means of on-line analyzers and a gas chromatograph while those of the condensate phase were off-line analysed by means of a gas chromatography-mass spectrometer (GC-MS). The characterization of condensate phase as well as that of the water used as scrubbing medium completed the performed diagnostics. The experimental results were further elaborated in order to provide material and substances flow analyses inside the plant boundaries. These analyses allowed to obtain the main substance distribution between solid, gaseous and condensate phases and to estimate the conversion efficiency of carbon and hydrogen but also to easily visualise the waste streams produced by the process. The process performance was then evaluated on the basis of parameters related to the conversion efficiency of fuels into valuable products (i.e. by considering tar and particulate as process losses) as well as those related to the energy recovery. PMID:21993077

  5. Comparion of Mercury Emissions Between Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler and Pulverized Coal Boiler

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wang, Y. J.; Duan, Y. F.; Zhao, C. S.

    Mercury emissions between a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) utility boiler and two pulverized coal (PC) boilers equipped with electrostatic precipitators (ESP) were in situ measured and compared. The standard Ontario Hydro Method (OHM) was used to sample the flue gas before and after the ESP. Various mercury speciations such as Hg0, Hg2+ and Hgp in flue gas and total mercury in fly ashes were analyzed. The results showed that the mercury removal rate of the CFB boiler is nearly 100%; the mercury emission in stack is only 0.028 g/h. However, the mercury removal rates of the two PC boilers are 27.56% and 33.59% respectively, the mercury emissions in stack are 0.80 and 51.78 g/h respectively. It concluded that components of the ESP fly ashes especially their unburnt carbons have remarkable influence on mercury capture. Pore configurations of fine fly ash particles have non-ignored impacts on mercury emissions.

  6. Lewis Research Center's coal-fired, pressurized, fluidized-bed reactor test facility

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kobak, J. A.; Rollbuhler, R. J.

    1981-10-01

    A 200-kilowatt-thermal, pressurized, fluidized-bed (PFB) reactor, research test facility was designed, constructed, and operated as part of a NASA-funded project to assess and evaluate the effect of PFB hot-gas effluent on aircraft turbine engine materials that might have applications in stationary-power-plant turbogenerators. Some of the techniques and components developed for this PFB system are described. One of the more important items was the development of a two-in-one, gas-solids separator that removed 95+ percent of the solids in 1600 F to 1900 F gases. Another was a coal and sorbent feed and mixing system for injecting the fuel into the pressurized combustor. Also important were the controls and data-acquisition systems that enabled one person to operate the entire facility. The solid, liquid, and gas sub-systems all had problems that were solved over the 2-year operating time of the facility, which culminated in a 400-hour, hot-gas, turbine test.

  7. Study of a fluidized bed combustion technology co-firing municipal solid waste and coal and its applications

    SciTech Connect

    Li Xiaodong; Yan Jianhua; Chi Yong; Jiang Xuguang; Huang Guoquan; Yang Jialin; Ni Mingjiang; Cen Kefa

    1999-07-01

    With the increasing population and economic development of China, the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) increases year by year. It becomes more and more severe as waste surrounds cities. In this paper, typical compositions of MSW and performances of waste incinerators in the big cities of China are introduced. In the pilot-scale fluidized bed rigs MSW incineration have been studied, especially for the pollutant emission such as HCl. A fluidized bed incineration technology with low pollution load has successfully been developed at the Institute for Thermal Power Engineering of Zhejiang University. Based on the technology, a stoke-fired boiler was retrofitted by ITPE to the fluidized bed boiler co-firing MSW and coal (the mass proportion is 1:1) and the demonstrated boiler is being constructed and will be put into operation in September this year according to the project schedule. The treating MSW capacity of the boiler is 150 tons/day and the boiler can generate 35 t/h steam with 38.2 MPa as well. The pre-treatment system of MSW is also reported in the paper.

  8. Study of instrumentation needs for process control and safety in coal fluidized-bed combustion systems

    SciTech Connect

    Herzenberg, C.L.; Griggs, K.E.; Henry, R.F.; Podolski, W.F.

    1981-02-01

    A study was conducted to evaluate the current state of the art of instrumentation for planned and operating fluidized-bed combustion systems. This study is intended to identify instrumentation needs and serve as a data base for projects to develop this instrumentation. A considerable number of needs for measurements for which presently available instrumentation is not suitable were reported by respondents. The identified deficiencies are presented with the associated physical parameter ranges for FBC processes. New techniques and instrumentation under development, as well as some available alternative instruments, are discussed briefly. Also, newly instituted mechanisms for technical information exchange on instrumentation for fossil energy applications are identified. Development of instruments to meet the identified measurement deficiencies is recommended in order to ensure the feasibility of automatic control of large-scale fluidized-bed combustion systems, and to advance the state of the art of fluidized-bed combustion technology.

  9. Dry reforming of methane in an atmospheric pressure plasma fluidized bed with Ni\\/?-Al 2O 3 catalyst

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Qi Wang; Yi Cheng; Yong Jin

    2009-01-01

    The synergetic effect of catalyst and cold plasma on dry reforming of methane was investigated in a plasma fluidized bed with Ni\\/?-Al2O3 catalyst. As a comparison, the experiments in the plasma packed bed were also carried out. The cold plasma was generated by the dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) at atmospheric pressure. Both contact modes between plasma and catalytic particles promoted

  10. Modeling of coal gasification in an internally circulating fluidized bed reactor with draught tube

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Y. J Kim; J. M Lee; S. D Kim

    2000-01-01

    A predictive mathematical model is proposed based on the bed hydrodynamics, reaction kinetics and the empirical correlation of pyrolysis yields to predict gasification characteristics in an internally circulating fluidized bed gasifier with a draught tube. With the justifiable assumptions, steady state mathematical equations are derived and solved numerically. The simulated results of product gas composition, gas yield, carbon conversion, cold

  11. FLUIDIZED-BED GASIFICATION OF PEAT, LIGNITE, SUBBITUMINOUS, AND PRETREATED BITUMINOUS COAL

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report summarizes and compares results obtained from gasifying four different feedstocks in a pilot-scale fluidized-bed gasifier. Effects of operating variables (e.g., temperature, steam/carbon feed ratio, bed height, and feed rate) on carbon conversion and gas production are...

  12. Char binder for fluidized beds

    DOEpatents

    Borio, Richard W. (Somers, CT); Accortt, Joseph I. (Simsbury, CT)

    1981-01-01

    An arrangement that utilizes agglomerating coal as a binder to bond coal fines and recycled char into an agglomerate mass that will have suitable retention time when introduced into a fluidized bed 14 for combustion. The simultaneous use of coal for a primary fuel and as a binder effects significant savings in the elimination of non-essential materials and processing steps.

  13. A circulating fluidized-bed furnace for combusting anthracite culm and the thermal-contact pyrolysis of coal

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rokhman, B. B.

    2007-09-01

    A method for thermal-contact pyrolysis of coal and a furnace design for combusting solid fuel in a circulating fluidized bed are proposed. The geometric, aerodynamic, and physicochemical parameters of the pyrolysis zone situated in the near-wall region of the freeboard space are calculated. It is shown that, if the initial fuel is fed through a part of the annular zone’s cross-sectional area, the near-wall clusters are destroyed and the concentration of the dispersed phase in the reaction zone increases, both resulting in the thermochemical processing of recirculating coke-ash particles to proceed more rapidly.

  14. JV Task 108 - Circulating Fluidized-Bed Combustion and Combustion Testing of Turkish Tufanbeyli Coal

    SciTech Connect

    Douglas Hajicek; Jay Gunderson; Ann Henderson; Stephen Sollom; Joshua Stanislowski

    2007-08-15

    Two combustion tests were performed at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) using Tufanbeyli coal from Turkey. The tests were performed in a circulating fluidized-bed combustor (CFBC) and a pulverized coal-fired furnace, referred to as the combustion test facility (CTF). One of the goals of the project was to determine the type of furnace best suited to this coal. The coal is high in moisture, ash, and sulfur and has a low heating value. Both the moisture and the sulfur proved problematic for the CTF tests. The fuel had to be dried to less than 37% moisture before it could be pulverized and further dried to about 25% moisture to allow more uniform feeding into the combustor. During some tests, water was injected into the furnace to simulate the level of flue gas moisture had the fuel been fed without drying. A spray dryer was used downstream of the baghouse to remove sufficient sulfur to meet the EERC emission standards permitted by the North Dakota Department of Health. In addition to a test matrix varying excess air, burner swirl, and load, two longer-term tests were performed to evaluate the fouling potential of the coal at two different temperatures. At the lower temperature (1051 C), very little ash was deposited on the probes, but deposition did occur on the walls upstream of the probe bank, forcing an early end to the test after 2 hours and 40 minutes of testing. At the higher temperature (1116 C), ash deposition on the probes was significant, resulting in termination of the test after only 40 minutes. The same coal was burned in the CFBC, but because the CFBC uses a larger size of material, it was able to feed this coal at a higher moisture content (average of 40.1%) compared to the CTF (ranging from 24.2% to 26.9%). Sulfur control was achieved with the addition of limestone to the bed, although the high calcium-to-sulfur rate required to reduce SO{sub 2} emissions resulted in heat loss (through limestone calcination) and additional ash handling. A more efficient downstream sulfur scrubber capable of operation at a much lower Ca/S ratio would result in significantly higher boiler efficiency for this coal. At the operating temperature of a typical CFBC, bed agglomeration and convective pass fouling are not likely to be significant problems with this fuel. Compared to pulverized coal-firing, CFBC technology is clearly the better choice for this fuel. It provides more efficient sulfur capture, lower NO{sub x} emissions, better solids-handling capability, and can utilize a wetter feedstock, requiring less crushing and sizing. The lower operating temperature of CFBC boilers (820 C) reduces the risk of fouling and agglomeration. Care must be taken to minimize heat loss in the system to accommodate the low heating value of the coal.

  15. Combined-cycle power stations using clean-coal technologies: Thermodynamic analysis of full gasification versus fluidized bed combustion with partial gasification

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. Lozza; P. Chiesa; L. DeVita

    1996-01-01

    A novel class of power plants for clean conversion of coal into power has been recently proposed, based on the concept of partial coal gasification and fluidized-bed combustion of unconverted char from gasification. This paper focuses on the thermodynamic aspects of these plants, in comparison with full gasification cycles, assessing their performance on the basis of a common advanced power

  16. Numerical simulation on pulverized coal combustion and NOx emissions in high temperature air from circulating fluidized bed

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhu, Jianguo; Ouyang, Ziqu; Lu, Qinggang

    2013-06-01

    High temperature air combustion is a prospecting technology in energy saving and pollutants reduction. Numerical simulation on pulverized coal combustion and NOx emissions in high temperature air from circulating fluidized bed was presented. The down-fired combustor, taken as the calculation domain, has the diameter of 220 mm and the height of 3000 mm. 2 cases with air staging combustion are simulated. Compared the simulation results with experimental data, there is a good agreement. It is found that the combustion model and NOx formation model are applicable to simulate the pulverized coal combustion and NOx emissions in high temperature air from circulating fluidized bed. The results show that there is a uniform temperature profile along the axis of the down-fired combustor. The NOx emissions are lower than those of ordinary pulverized coal combustion, and the NOx emissions are 390 mg/m3 and 352 mg/m3 in Case 1 and Case 2, respectively. At the range of 300-600 mm below the nozzle, the NO concentration decreases, mainly resulting from some homogeneous reactions and heterogeneous reaction. NO concentration has a little increase at the position of 800 mm below the nozzle as the tertiary air supplied to the combustor at the position of 600 mm below the nozzle.

  17. SUPPORT STUDIES IN FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION, 1978 ANNUAL REPORT

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report gives results of laboratory- and process-scale EPA studies supporting the national development of atmospheric and pressurized fluidized-bed combustion (PFBC) of coal. Program objectives are: (1) to develop basic information needed to optimize the use of limestone for S...

  18. EMISSIONS FROM FBC (FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION) BOILERS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper provides perspective regarding the environmental acceptability of atmospheric-pressure fluidized-bed boilers, with particular emphasis on the application of this technology as a technique for utilizing coal in the industrial sector. It reviews emission sources within th...

  19. Simulation of fluidized bed combustors. I - Combustion efficiency and temperature profile. [for coal-fired gas turbines

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Horio, M.; Wen, C. Y.

    1976-01-01

    A chemical engineering analysis is made of fluidized-bed combustor (FBC) performance, with FBC models developed to aid estimation of combustion efficiency and axial temperature profiles. The FBC is intended for combustion of pulverized coal and a pressurized FBC version is intended for firing gas turbines by burning coal. Transport phenomena are analyzed at length: circulation, mixing models, drifting, bubble wake lift, heat transfer, division of the FB reactor into idealized mixing cells. Some disadvantages of a coal FBC are pointed out: erosion of immersed heat-transfer tubing, complex feed systems, carryover of unburned coal particles, high particulate emission in off-streams. The low-temperature bed (800-950 C) contains limestone, and flue-gas-entrained SO2 and NOx can be kept within acceptable limits.

  20. Materials performance in fluidized-bed air heaters

    SciTech Connect

    Natesan, K.; Podolski, W.

    1991-12-01

    Development of cogeneration systems that involve combustion of coal in a fluidized bed and use of air heaters to generate hot air for turbine systems has been in progress for a number of years. The US Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored the Atmospheric Fluidized-Bed Cogeneration Air Heater Experiment (ACAHE) to assess the performance of various heat exchanger materials and establish confidence in the resultant designs of fluidized-bed-combustion air heater systems. Westinghouse Electric Corporation, in association with Babcock & Wilcox, Foster Wheeler, and ABB/Combustion Engineering, prepared specifications and hardware for the ACAHE. Argonne National Laboratory, through a contract with the Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell International, conducted tests in the DOE 1.8 {times} 1.8 m atmospheric fluidized-bed combustion facility in El Segundo, California. This paper presents an assessment of the materials performance in fluidized bed environments and examines guidelines for materials selection on the basis of corrosion resistance in air and in combustion environments, mechanical properties, fabricability/thermal stability, and cost.

  1. Materials performance in fluidized-bed air heaters

    SciTech Connect

    Natesan, K.; Podolski, W.

    1991-12-01

    Development of cogeneration systems that involve combustion of coal in a fluidized bed and use of air heaters to generate hot air for turbine systems has been in progress for a number of years. The US Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored the Atmospheric Fluidized-Bed Cogeneration Air Heater Experiment (ACAHE) to assess the performance of various heat exchanger materials and establish confidence in the resultant designs of fluidized-bed-combustion air heater systems. Westinghouse Electric Corporation, in association with Babcock Wilcox, Foster Wheeler, and ABB/Combustion Engineering, prepared specifications and hardware for the ACAHE. Argonne National Laboratory, through a contract with the Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell International, conducted tests in the DOE 1.8 {times} 1.8 m atmospheric fluidized-bed combustion facility in El Segundo, California. This paper presents an assessment of the materials performance in fluidized bed environments and examines guidelines for materials selection on the basis of corrosion resistance in air and in combustion environments, mechanical properties, fabricability/thermal stability, and cost.

  2. Sintering of ash during fluidized bed combustion

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. J. Bkrifvars; Mikko Hupa; Matti Hiltunen

    1992-01-01

    Agglomeration of bed material and fuel ash may sometimes cause problems during fluidized bed combustion. In this paper a laboratory test method has been applied on different coal ashes to predict how they behave in temperatures typical for circulating fluidized bed boilers. The method is also useful when the influence of the different bed compounds on the sintering is studied

  3. Combustion model for staged circulating fluidized bed boiler

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fang, Jianhua; Lu, Qinggang; Wang, Bo; Pan, Zhonggang; Wang, Dasan

    1997-03-01

    A mathematical model for atmospheric staged circulating fluidized bed combustion, which takes fluid dynamics, combustion, heat transfer, pollutants formation and retention, into account was developed in the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics (IET) recently. The model of gas solid flow at the bottom of the combustor was treated by the two-phase theory of fluidized bed and in the upper region as a core-annulus flow structure. The chemical species CO, CO2, H2, H2O, CH4, O2 and N2 were considered in the reaction process. The mathematical model consisted of sub-models of fluid namics, coal heterogeneous and gas homogeneous chemical reactions, heat transfer, particle fragmentation and attrition, mass and energy balance etc. The developed code was applied to simulate an operating staged circulating fluidized bed combustion boiler of early design and the results were in good agreement with the operating data. The main submodels and simulation results are given in this paper.

  4. Functionalization of polymers using an atmospheric plasma jet in a fluidized bed reactor and the impact on SLM-processes

    SciTech Connect

    Sachs, M., E-mail: karl-ernst.wirth@fau.de; Schmitt, A., E-mail: karl-ernst.wirth@fau.de; Schmidt, J., E-mail: karl-ernst.wirth@fau.de; Peukert, W., E-mail: karl-ernst.wirth@fau.de; Wirth, K-E, E-mail: karl-ernst.wirth@fau.de [Institute of Particle Technology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)

    2014-05-15

    In order to improve thermoplastics (e.g. Polyamide, Polypropylene and Polyethylene) for Selective Laser Beam Melting (SLM) processes a new approach to functionalize temperature sensitive polymer powders in a large scale is investigated. This is achieved by combining an atmospheric pressure plasma jet and a fluidized bed reactor. Using pressurized air as the plasma gas, radicals like OH* are created. The functionalization leads to an increase of the hydrophilicity of the treated polymer powder without changing the bulk properties. Using the polymers in a SLM process to build single layers of melted material leads to an improvement of the melted layers.

  5. Determination of flue gas alkali concentrations in fluidized-bed coal combustion by excimer-laser-induced fragmentation fluorescence

    SciTech Connect

    Hartinger, K.T.; Monkhouse, P.B.; Wolfrum, J. [Univ. Heidelberg (Germany). Physikalisch-Chemisches Inst.; Baumann, H.; Bonn, B. [DMT Gesellschaft fuer Forschung und Pruefung mbH, Essen (Germany). Inst. fuer Kokserzeugung und Brennstofftechnik

    1994-12-31

    Gas-phase sodium concentrations were measured for the first time in situ in the flue gas of a fluidized-bed reactor by the excimer-laser-induced fragmentation fluorescence (ELIF) technique. This method involves using ArF-excimer laser light at 193 nm to simultaneously photodissociate the alkali compounds of interest and excite electronically the alkali atoms formed. The resulting fluorescence from Na (3{sup 2}P) atoms can he readily detected at 589 nm. Measured signals were converted to absolute concentrations using a calibration system that monitors alkali compounds under known conditions of temperature, pressure, and composition and rising the same optical setup as at the reactor. Several different coals were investigated under a specific set of reactor conditions at total pressures close to 1 bar. Sodium concentrations ranging from the sub-ppb region to 20 ppb were obtained, and a detection limit for sodium of 0.1 ppb under the present conditions was estimated. Over the course of the reactor program, contrasting concentration histories were observed for the two lignites and the hard coal investigated. In particular, significantly higher sodium concentrations were found for the hard coal, consistent with both the higher chlorine and sodium contents determined in the corresponding coal analysis.

  6. EXPERIMENTAL/ENGINEERING SUPPORT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCIES FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION (FBC) PROGRAM: FINAL REPORT. VOLUME I. SULFUR OXIDE CONTROL

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report gives results of an investigation of the desulfurization performance and attrition behavior of limestone and dolomite sorbents for atmospheric and pressurized fluidized-bed combustion (FBC) systems used with coal. It gives results of experimental thermogravimetric anal...

  7. Coal power and combustion. Quarterly report, October--December 1976

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. C. White; M. B. Neuworth

    1976-01-01

    In addition to an executive summary and glossary, the following sections are included: Multicell Atmospheric Pressure Fluidized-bed Boiler; Energy Conversion Alternatives Study (ECAS); Pressurized Fluidized-bed Combustor and Turbine Power Generation; Supportive Studies of Pressurized Fluidized-bed Combustion; Externally Fired Gas Turbine for Modular Integrated Utility Systems; Pressurized Fluidized-bed Combustion Research; Coal-oil Slurry Combustion Program; Solvent-refined Coal (SRC) Combustion Test Program; Anthracite

  8. In Developping a Bench-Scale Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustor to Burn High Ash Brazilian Coal-Dolomites Mixtures

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ramírez Behainne, Jhon Jairo; Hory, Rogério Ishikawa; Goldstein, Leonardo; Bernárdez Pécora, Araí Augusta

    This work considers some of the questions in burning high ash Brazilian coal-dolomite mixtures in a bench-scale circulating fluidized bed combustor (CFBC). Experimental tests were performed with the CE4500 coal from Santa Catarina State, in southern Brazil, with a Sauter mean diameter d p =43 ?m. The coal particles were mixed with dolomite particles of d p = 111 ?m and this fuel mixture was fed into the circulating fluidized reactor, previously loaded with quartz sand particles of d p =353 ?m. This inert material was previously heated by the combustion of liquefied petroleum gas up to the ignition temperature of the fuel mixture. The CFBC unit has a 100mm internal diameter riser, 4.0m high, as well as a 62.8mm internal diameter downcomer. The loop has a cyclone, a sampling valve to collect particles and a 62.8mm internal diameter L-valve to recirculate the particles in the loop. A screw feeder with a rotation control system was used to feed the fuel mixture to the reactor. The operational conditions were monitored by pressure taps and thermocouples installed along the loop. A data acquisition system showed the main operational conditions to control. Experimental tests performed put in evidence the problems found during bed operation, with special attention to the solids feed device, to the L-valve operation, to particle size, solids inventory, fluidized gas velocity, fuel mixture and recirculated solids feeding positions.

  9. Functionalization of polymer powders for SLS-processes using an atmospheric plasma jet in a fluidized bed reactor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sachs, Marius; Schmitt, Adeliene; Schmidt, Jochen; Peukert, Wolfgang; Wirth, Karl-Ernst

    2015-05-01

    Recently additive manufacturing processes such as selective laser sintering (SLS) of polymers have gained more importance for industrial applications [1]. Tailor-made modification of polymers is essential in order to make these processes more efficient and to cover the industrial demands. The so far used polymer materials show weak performance regarding the mechanical stability of processed parts. To overcome this limitation, a new route to functionalize the surface of commercially available polymer particles (PA12; PE-HD; PP) using an atmospheric plasma jet in combination with a fluidized bed reactor has been investigated. Consequently, an improvement of adhesion and wettability [2] of the polymer surface without restraining the bulk properties of the powder is achieved. The atmospheric plasma jet process can provide reactive species at moderate temperatures which are suitable for polymer material. The functionalization of the polymer powders improves the quality of the devices build in a SLS-process.

  10. Fluidized bed combustor modeling

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Horio, M.; Rengarajan, P.; Krishnan, R.; Wen, C. Y.

    1977-01-01

    A general mathematical model for the prediction of performance of a fluidized bed coal combustor (FBC) is developed. The basic elements of the model consist of: (1) hydrodynamics of gas and solids in the combustor; (2) description of gas and solids contacting pattern; (3) kinetics of combustion; and (4) absorption of SO2 by limestone in the bed. The model is capable of calculating the combustion efficiency, axial bed temperature profile, carbon hold-up in the bed, oxygen and SO2 concentrations in the bubble and emulsion phases, sulfur retention efficiency and particulate carry over by elutriation. The effects of bed geometry, excess air, location of heat transfer coils in the bed, calcium to sulfur ratio in the feeds, etc. are examined. The calculated results are compared with experimental data. Agreement between the calculated results and the observed data are satisfactory in most cases. Recommendations to enhance the accuracy of prediction of the model are suggested.

  11. Study of factors affecting syngas quality and their interactions in fluidized bed gasification of lignite coal

    E-print Network

    Spiteri, Raymond J.

    gas emissions from coal-fired power plants has led to renewed interest in gasification as a clean-coal with the Canada's Clean Coal Technology Roadmap [2] and CO2 Capture and Storage Technology Roadmap [3], clean coal

  12. Pilot-scale fluidized-bed combustor testing cofiring animal-tissue biomass with coal as a carcass disposal option

    SciTech Connect

    Bruce G. Miller; Sharon Falcone Miller; Elizabeth M. Fedorowicz; David W. Harlan; Linda A. Detwiler; Michelle L. Rossman [Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (United States). Energy Institute

    2006-10-15

    This study was performed to demonstrate the technical viability of cofiring animal-tissue biomass (ATB) in a coal-fired fluidized-bed combustor (FBC) as an option for disposing of specified risk materials (SRMs) and carcasses. The purpose of this study was to assess the technical issues of feeding/combusting ATB and not to investigate prion deactivation/pathogen destruction. Overall, the project successfully demonstrated that carcasses and SRMs can be cofired with coal in a bubbling FBC. Feeding ATB into the FBC did, however, present several challenges. Specifically, handling/feeding issues resulting from the small scale of the equipment and the extremely heterogeneous nature of the ATB were encountered during the testing. Feeder modifications and an overbed firing system were necessary. Through statistical analysis, it was shown that the ATB feed location had a greater effect on CO emissions, which were used as an indication of combustion performance, than the fuel type due to the feeding difficulties. Baseline coal tests and tests cofiring ATB into the bed were statistically indistinguishable. Fuel feeding issues would not be expected at the full scale since full-scale units routinely handle low-quality fuels. In a full-scale unit, the disproportionate ratio of feed line size to unit diameter would be eliminated thereby eliminating feed slugging. Also, the ATB would either be injected into the bed, thereby ensuring uniform mixing and complete combustion, or be injected directly above the bed with overfire air ports used to ensure complete combustion. Therefore, it is anticipated that a demonstration at the full scale, which is the next activity in demonstrating this concept, should be successful. As the statistical analysis shows, emissions cofiring ATB with coal would be expected to be similar to that when firing coal only. 14 refs., 5 figs., 6 tabs.

  13. A PNEUMATIC FEEDER-SPLITTER SYSTEM FOR FLUIDIZED BED COMBUSTORS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    PATRICIA MELTON ALLEN; MORGAN T. FRENCH; JAMES C. WATTERS; ROGER D. CUNNINGHAM

    1982-01-01

    One of the problems associated with the commercialization of Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustors (AFBC) is that of feeding coal-limestone mixtures into the bed without breakdown of the particles. Breakdown of the particles should be avoided in order to prevent the emission of inordinately large quantities of ash fines and the resulting heavy duty to the flue-gas cyclones.A system has been

  14. THE SCALE-UP OF LARGE PRESSURIZED FLUIDIZED BEDS FOR ADVANCED COAL-FIRED POWER PROCESSES

    SciTech Connect

    Leon R. Glicksman; Michael Louge; Hesham F. Younis; Richard Tan; Mathew Hyre; Mark Torpey

    2003-11-24

    This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor an agency thereof, nor any of the their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, A combined-cycle High Performance Power System (HIPPS) capable of overall cycle efficiencies approaching 50% has been proposed and designed by Foster Wheeler Development Corporation (FWDC). A pyrolyzer in the first stage of the HIPPS process converts a coal feedstock into fuel gas and char at an elevated pressure of 1.4 Map. (206 psia) and elevated temperature of 930 C (1700 F). The generated char serves as the feedstock for a Pulverized Coal (PC) boiler operating at atmospheric pressure, and the fuel gas is directly fired in a gas turbine. The hydrodynamic behavior of the pyrolyzer strongly influences the quality of both the fuel gas and the generated char, the energy split between the gas turbine and the steam turbine, and hence the overall efficiency of the system. By utilizing a simplified set of scaling parameters (Glicksman et al.,1993), a 4/7th labscale cold model of the pyrolyzer operating at ambient temperature and pressure was constructed and tested. The scaling parameters matched include solid to gas density ratio, Froude number, length to diameter ratio; dimensionless superficial gas velocity and solid recycle rate, particle sphericity and particle size distribution (PSD).

  15. Chemical and toxicological characterization of organic constituents in fluidized-bed and pulverized coal combustion: a topical report

    SciTech Connect

    Chess, E.K.; Later, D.W.; Wilson, B.W.; Harris, W.R.; Remsen, J.F.

    1984-04-01

    Coal combustion fly ash from both conventional pulverized coal combustion (PCC) and fluidized-bed combustion (FBC) have been characterized as to their organic constituents and microbial mutagenic activity. The PCC fly ash was collected from a commercial utility generating plant using a low sulfur coal. The FBC fly ash was from a bench-scale developmental unit at the Grand Forks Energy Technology Center. Bulk samples of each fly ash were extracted using benzene/methanol and further separated using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Subfractions from the HPLC separation were analyzed by gas chromatography using both element-specific nitrogen-phosphorus detectors and flame ionization detectors. Microbial mutagenicity assay results indicated that the crude organic extracts were mutagenic, and that both the specific activity and the overall activity of the PCC material was greater than that of the FBC material. Comparison of results from assays using S. typhimurium, TA1538NR indicated that nitrated polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAC) were responsible for much of the mutagenic activity of the PCC material. Similar results were obtained for assays of the FBC organic extract with standard and nitroreductase-deficient strains of S. typhimurium, TA100 and TA1538. Mutagenically active HPLC fractions were analyzed using high resolution gas chromatography (HRGC) and GC mass spectrometry (GC/MS), as well as probe inlet low and high resolutions MS. The discovery and identification of nitrated, oxygenated PAC are important because the presence of both nitro and/or keto functionalities on certain PAC has been shown to confer or enhance mutagenic activity.

  16. Corrosion in atmospheric fluidized bed combustors—The reactions of CaSO4 with Cr, Ni, Co, Fe, and several alloys

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ficalora, P. J.

    1983-11-01

    When coal is burned in the presence of limestone in an atmospheric fluidized-bed combustor (AFBC), the sulfur emission can be kept below acceptable EPA levels. Calcining of the limestone produces CaO, which then forms solid CaSO4 by a reaction with the SO2 produced during coal combustion. The internal components ( e.g., heat exchanger tubes) of the bed, however, become coated with a compact layer of CaSO4, CaO, and ash during combustion. It has been suggested that the presence of the sulfate on these hot metal surfaces is the cause of observed instances of accelerated oxidation-sulfidation. This paper presents results which support the above suggestion. The reactions between Cr, Ni, Co, Fe, alloy 800, 2.25 Cr-1 Mo, 9 Cr-1 Mo steels, or 304 stainless steel with CaSO4 were studied using differential thermal and thermogravimetric analyses. The reaction products were analyzed using X-ray diffraction, optical microscopy, and in some instances, X-ray energy dispersive analyses. The chromium-calcium sulfate reaction is the only case studied in which a sulfide is not formed. In that case, CaCr2O4 is the reaction product. In all other cases, the reactions are oxidation-sulfidation processes.

  17. Fluidized bed calciner apparatus

    DOEpatents

    Owen, Thomas J. (West Richland, WA); Klem, Jr., Michael J. (Richland, WA); Cash, Robert J. (Richland, WA)

    1988-01-01

    An apparatus for remotely calcining a slurry or solution feed stream of toxic or hazardous material, such as ammonium diurante slurry or uranyl nitrate solution, is disclosed. The calcining apparatus includes a vertical substantially cylindrical inner shell disposed in a vertical substantially cylindrical outer shell, in which inner shell is disposed a fluidized bed comprising the feed stream material to be calcined and spherical beads to aid in heat transfer. Extending through the outer and inner shells is a feed nozzle for delivering feed material or a cleaning chemical to the beads. Disposed in and extending across the lower portion of the inner shell and upstream of the fluidized bed is a support member for supporting the fluidized bed, the support member having uniform slots for directing uniform gas flow to the fluidized bed from a fluidizing gas orifice disposed upstream of the support member. Disposed in the lower portion of the inner shell are a plurality of internal electric resistance heaters for heating the fluidized bed. Disposed circumferentially about the outside length of the inner shell are a plurality of external heaters for heating the inner shell thereby heating the fluidized bed. Further, connected to the internal and external heaters is a means for maintaining the fluidized bed temperature to within plus or minus approximately 25.degree. C. of a predetermined bed temperature. Disposed about the external heaters is the outer shell for providing radiative heat reflection back to the inner shell.

  18. Tube construction for fluidized bed combustor

    DOEpatents

    De Feo, Angelo (Totowa, NJ); Hosek, William (Mt. Tabor, NJ)

    1984-01-01

    A fluidized bed combustor comprises a reactor or a housing which has a windbox distributor plate adjacent the lower end thereof which contains a multiplicity of hole and air discharge nozzles for discharging air and coal into a fluidized bed which is maintained above the distributor plate and below a take-off connection or flue to a cyclone separator in which some of the products of combustion are treated to remove the dust which is returned into the fluidized bed. A windbox is spaced below the fluidized bed and it has a plurality of tubes passing therethrough with the passage of combustion air and fluidizing air which passes through an air space so that fluidizing air is discharged into the reaction chamber fluidized bed at the bottom thereof to maintain the bed in a fluidized condition. A fluid, such as air, is passed through the tubes which extend through the windbox and provide a preheating of the combustion air and into an annular space between telescoped inner and outer tubes which comprise heat exchanger tubes or cooling tubes which extend upwardly through the distributor plate into the fluidized bed. The heat exchanger tubes are advantageously arranged so that they may be exposed in groups within the reactor in a cluster which is arranged within holding rings.

  19. Fluidized bed combustor and tube construction therefor

    DOEpatents

    De Feo, Angelo (Passaic, NJ); Hosek, William (Morris, NJ)

    1981-01-01

    A fluidized bed combustor comprises a reactor or a housing which has a windbox distributor plate adjacent the lower end thereof which contains a multiplicity of hole and air discharge nozzles for discharging air and coal into a fluidized bed which is maintained above the distributor plate and below a take-off connection or flue to a cyclone separator in which some of the products of combustion are treated to remove the dust which is returned into the fluidized bed. A windbox is spaced below the fluidized bed and it has a plurality of tubes passing therethrough with the passage of combustion air and fluidizing air which passes through an air space so that fluidizing air is discharged into the reaction chamber fluidized bed at the bottom thereof to maintain the bed in a fluidized condition. A fluid, such as air, is passed through the tubes which extend through the windbox and provide a preheating of the combustion air and into an annular space between telescoped inner and outer tubes which comprise heat exchanger tubes or cooling tubes which extend upwardly through the distributor plate into the fluidized bed. The heat exchanger tubes are advantageously arranged so that they may be exposed in groups within the reactor in a cluster which is arranged within holding rings.

  20. UTILITY BOILER DESIGN/COST COMPARISON: FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION VS. FLUE GAS DESULFURIZATION

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report gives results of a conceptual design, performance, and cost comparison of utility scale (750-925 MWe) coal-burning power plants employing three alternative technologies: conventional boiler with a stack gas scrubber (CWS), atmospheric-pressure fluidized-bed combustion ...

  1. Process for the pyrolysis of coal in dilute-and dense-phase fluidized beds

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1980-01-01

    A description is given of a process for the pyrolysis of coal comprising, (A) countercurrently contacting coal subdivided to a particle size fluidizable in gas in the form of a relatively cool, upwardly mving fluidized mass in a first vertically-oriented preheating zone with an inert relatively hot first particulate heat carrier thereby transferring sensible heat from the heat carrier to

  2. Char attrition during the batch fluidized bed combustion of a coal

    SciTech Connect

    Chirone, R.

    1985-05-01

    Batchwise fluidised-bed combustion of a coal was carried out to investigate the generation of elutriable carbon fines by attrition of the burning char. Differences between the purely mechanical attrition and the combustion-assisted attrition of the char are distinguished. Attrition rate constants determined from these curves are compared with those found previously by continuous fluidised combustion of the same coal.

  3. The O{sub 2}-enriched air gasification of coal, plastics and wood in a fluidized bed reactor

    SciTech Connect

    Mastellone, Maria Laura, E-mail: mlaura.mastellone@unina2.it [Department of Environmental Sciences-Second University of Naples, Via Vivaldi, 43 81100 Caserta (Italy); Zaccariello, Lucio; Santoro, Donato; Arena, Umberto [Department of Environmental Sciences-Second University of Naples, Via Vivaldi, 43 81100 Caserta (Italy)

    2012-04-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The effect of the O{sub 2} in the gasification stream of a BFB gasifier has been studied. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Main advantage of the O{sub 2}-enriched air is the increasing of the bed temperature. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer No remarkable effects on tar reduction. Decreasing of recognized PAHs. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Gasification reactions completed inside the dense bed and splashing zone. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Polycondensation reactions occur mainly in the freeboard region. - Abstract: The effect of oxygen-enriched air during fluidized bed co-gasification of a mixture of coal, plastics and wood has been investigated. The main components of the obtained syngas were measured by means of on-line analyzers and a gas chromatograph while those of the condensate phase were off-line analysed by means of a gas chromatography-mass spectrometer (GC-MS). The characterization of condensate phase as well as that of the water used as scrubbing medium completed the performed diagnostics. The experimental results were further elaborated in order to provide material and substances flow analyses inside the plant boundaries. These analyses allowed to obtain the main substance distribution between solid, gaseous and condensate phases and to estimate the conversion efficiency of carbon and hydrogen but also to easily visualise the waste streams produced by the process. The process performance was then evaluated on the basis of parameters related to the conversion efficiency of fuels into valuable products (i.e. by considering tar and particulate as process losses) as well as those related to the energy recovery.

  4. Numerical Simulation on Hydrodynamics and Combustion in a Circulating Fluidized Bed under O2/CO2 and Air Atmospheres

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhou, W.; Zhao, C. S.; Duan, L. B.; Qu, C. R.; Lu, J. Y.; Chen, X. P.

    Oxy-fuel circulating fluidized bed (CFB) combustion technology is in the stage of initial development for carbon capture and storage (CCS). Numerical simulation is helpful to better understanding the combustion process and will be significant for CFB scale-up. In this paper, a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model was employed to simulate the hydrodynamics of gas-solid flow in a CFB riser based on the Eulerian-Granular multiphase model. The cold model predicted the main features of the complex gas-solid flow, including the cluster formation of the solid phase along the walls, the flow structure of up-flow in the core and downward flow in the annular region. Furthermore, coal devolatilization, char combustion and heat transfer were considered by coupling semi-empirical sub-models with CFD model to establish a comprehensive model. The gas compositions and temperature profiles were predicted and the outflow gas fractions are validated with the experimental data in air combustion. With the experimentally validated model being applied, the concentration and temperature distributions in O2/CO2 combustion were predicted. The model is useful for the further development of a comprehensive model including more sub-models, such as pollutant emissions, and better understanding the combustion process in furnace.

  5. Co-gasification of coal and wood in a dual fluidized bed gasifier

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Isabella Aigner; Christoph Pfeifer; Hermann Hofbauer

    2011-01-01

    In the last decade the reduction of CO2 emissions from fossil fuels became a worldwide topic. Co-gasification of coal and wood provides an opportunity to combine the advantages of the well-researched usage of fossil fuels such as coal with CO2-neutral biomass. Gasification itself is a technology with many advantages. The producer gas can be used in many ways; for electric

  6. Two-dimensional model for circulating fluidized-bed reactors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. Schoenfelder; M. Kruse; J. Werther

    1996-01-01

    Circulating fluidized bed reactors are widely used for the combustion of coal in power stations as well as for the cracking of heavy oil in the petroleum industry. A two-dimensional reactor model for circulating fluidized beds (CFB) was studied based on the assumption that at every location within the riser, a descending dense phase and a rising lean phase coexist.

  7. Mercury emissions during cofiring of sub-bituminous coal and biomass (chicken waste, wood, coffee residue, and tobacco stalk) in a laboratory-scale fluidized bed combustor.

    PubMed

    Cao, Yan; Zhou, Hongcang; Fan, Junjie; Zhao, Houyin; Zhou, Tuo; Hack, Pauline; Chan, Chia-Chun; Liou, Jian-Chang; Pan, Wei-Ping

    2008-12-15

    Four types of biomass (chicken waste, wood pellets, coffee residue, and tobacco stalks) were cofired at 30 wt % with a U.S. sub-bituminous coal (Powder River Basin Coal) in a laboratory-scale fluidized bed combustor. A cyclone, followed by a quartz filter, was used for fly ash removal during tests. The temperatures of the cyclone and filter were controlled at 250 and 150 degrees C, respectively. Mercury speciation and emissions during cofiring were investigated using a semicontinuous mercury monitor, which was certified using ASTM standard Ontario Hydra Method. Test results indicated mercury emissions were strongly correlative to the gaseous chlorine concentrations, but not necessarily correlative to the chlorine contents in cofiring fuels. Mercury emissions could be reduced by 35% during firing of sub-bituminous coal using only a quartz filter. Cofiring high-chlorine fuel, such as chicken waste (Cl = 22340 wppm), could largely reduce mercury emissions by over 80%. When low-chlorine biomass, such as wood pellets (Cl = 132 wppm) and coffee residue (Cl = 134 wppm), is cofired, mercury emissions could only be reduced by about 50%. Cofiring tobacco stalks with higher chlorine content (Cl = 4237 wppm) did not significantly reduce mercury emissions. This was also true when limestone was added while cofiring coal and chicken waste because the gaseous chlorine was reduced in the freeboard of the fluidized bed combustor, where the temperature was generally below 650 degrees C without addition of the secondary air. Gaseous speciated mercury in flue gas after a quartz filter indicated the occurrence of about 50% of total gaseous mercury to be the elemental mercury for cofiring chicken waste, but occurrence of above 90% of the elemental mercury for all other cases. Both the higher content of alkali metal oxides or alkali earth metal oxides in tested biomass and the occurrence of temperatures lower than 650 degrees C in the upper part of the fluidized bed combustor seemed to be responsible for the reduction of gaseous chlorine and, consequently, limited mercury emissions reduction during cofiring. This study identified the important impacts of temperature profile and oxides of alkali metal (alkali earth metal) on mercury emissions during cofiring in the fluidized bed combustor. PMID:19174919

  8. Impact of the addition of chicken litter on mercury speciation and emissions from coal combustion in a laboratory-scale fluidized bed combustor

    SciTech Connect

    Songgeng Li; Shuang Deng; Andy Wu; Wei-ping Pan [Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY (United States). Institute for Combustion Science and Environmental Technology

    2008-07-15

    Co-combustion of chicken litter with coal was performed in a laboratory-scale fluidized bed combustor to investigate the effect of chicken litter addition on the partitioning behavior of mercury. Gaseous total and elemental mercury concentrations in the flue gas were measured online, and ash was analyzed for particle-bound mercury along with other elemental and surface properties. The mercury mass balance was between 85 and 105%. The experimental results show that co-combustion of chicken litter decreases the amount of elemental and total mercury in the gas phase. Mercury content in fly ash increases with an increasing chicken litter share. 22 refs., 6 figs., 5 tabs.

  9. Alternative fuel firing in an atmospheric fluidized-bed combustion boiler. Final report. [Also with other waste fuels

    SciTech Connect

    Miraglio, A.; Tegen, P.

    1985-06-01

    In 1981, Northern States Power Company converted its 15 MW French Island Unit No. 2 from a stoker-fired boiler to an atomspheric fluidized bed combustor designed to burn wood waste. A joint project between Northern States Power and the Electric Power Research Institute was subsequently established to determine the impact on operations, performance, and emissions of cofiring a variety of low-grade waste fuels with wood waste in this unit. Alternate waste fuels fired were shredded rubber tires, shredded railroad ties, refuse derived fuel, Minnesota peat, and sewage sludge. Each fuel was cofired with wood waste under steady boiler conditions for 50 to 100 hours. Results from the initial alternate fuel tests showed incomplete combustion of the fluidized bed combustor. To correct this problem the overfire air system was modified to improve mixing in the furnace volume above the fluidized bed. After the overfire air system was modified, the fluidized bed combustor proved able to burn all waste fuels effectively, except rubber tires which were not re-tested. Fuel handling problems were encountered with refuse derived fuel, peat and sewage sludge, but did not prevent their successful firing. Fluidized bed contamination was experienced with steel wire from rubber tires and stones and steel pieces from railroad ties. Also, the particulate scrubber was overloaded when firing high ash fuels such as rubber tires and peat. 2 refs., 21 figs., 32 tabs.

  10. FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS FOR INSTALLING A CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED BED BOILER FOR COFIRING MULTIPLE BIOFUELS AND OTHER WASTES WITH COAL AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

    SciTech Connect

    Bruce G. Miller; Sharon Falcone Miller; Robert Cooper; Douglas Donovan; John Gaudlip; Matthew Lapinsky; William Serencsits; Neil Raskin; Dale Lamke; Joseph J. Battista

    2001-03-31

    The Pennsylvania State University, under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is performing a feasibility analysis on installing a state-of-the-art circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler and ceramic filter emission control device at Penn State's University Park campus for cofiring multiple biofuels and other wastes with coal, and developing a test program to evaluate cofiring multiple biofuels and coal-based feedstocks. Penn State currently operates an aging stoker-fired steam plant at its University Park campus and has spent considerable resources over the last ten to fifteen years investigating boiler replacements and performing life extension studies. This effort, in combination with a variety of agricultural and other wastes generated at the agricultural-based university and the surrounding rural community, has led Penn State to assemble a team of fluidized bed and cofiring experts to assess the feasibility of installing a CFB boiler for cofiring biomass and other wastes along with coal-based fuels. The objective of the project is being accomplished using a team that includes personnel from Penn State's Energy Institute and the Office of Physical Plant, Foster Wheeler Energy Services, Inc., and Cofiring Alternatives.

  11. A simplified model for the combustion of coal in a continuous flow fluidized bed 

    E-print Network

    Richardson, Thomas Wade

    1982-01-01

    and Ultimate Analysis. 76 8 Initial Design of Reactor System. 77 9 Screw Feed Mechanism (in} . 10 Screw Feed Mechanism (out} . 78 80 ll Bed Chamber. 81 l2 Fine Particle Collection System. 83 13 Thermocouple Locations 14 Initial Heater Wiring Diagram... of oxygen at the surface of the particle (mol/cm ) initial molar concentration of oxygen in the feed gas (mol/cm') bubble oxygen concentration (mol/cml) initial molar concentration of carbon in a coal particle (mol/cms) initial molar concentration...

  12. Preliminary comparison of theory and experiment for a conical, pressurized-fluidized-bed coal combustor

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Patch, R. W.

    1979-01-01

    A published model was used for a comparison of theory with an actual combustor burning caking bituminous coal and using limestone to reduce sulfur dioxide emission. Theoretical bed pressure drop was in good agreement with experiment. The burnable carbon elutriated was not in agreement with experiment, at least partly because the exhaust port was apparently below the transport disengaging height. The observed nitrogen oxides emission rate was about half the theoretical value. There was order-or-magnitude agreement of sulfur dioxide emission rates.

  13. Particle withdrawal from fluidized bed systems

    DOEpatents

    Salvador, Louis A. (Greensburg, PA); Andermann, Ronald E. (Arlington Heights, IL); Rath, Lawrence K. (Mt. Pleasant, PA)

    1982-01-01

    Method and apparatus for removing ash formed within, and accumulated at the lower portion of, a fluidized bed coal gasification reactor vessel. A supplemental fluidizing gas, at a temperature substantially less than the average fluidized bed combustion operating temperature, is injected into the vessel and upwardly through the ash so as to form a discrete thermal interface region between the fluidized bed and the ash. The elevation of the interface region, which rises with ash accumulation, is monitored by a thermocouple and interrelated with a motor controlled outlet valve. When the interface rises above the temperature indicator, the valve opens to allow removal of some of the ash, and the valve is closed, or positioned at a minimum setting, when the interface drops to an elevation below that of the thermocouple.

  14. FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS FOR INSTALLING A CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED BED BOILER FOR COFIRING MULTIPLE BIOFUELS AND OTHER WASTES WITH COAL AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

    SciTech Connect

    Bruce G. Miller; Curtis Jawdy

    2000-10-09

    The Pennsylvania State University, under contract to the US Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory is performing a feasibility analysis on installing a state-of-the-art circulating fluidized bed boiler and ceramic filter emission control device at Penn State's University Park campus for cofiring multiple biofuels and other wastes with coal or coal refuse, and developing a test program to evaluate cofiring multiple biofuels and coal-based feedstocks. The objective of the project is being accomplished using a team that includes personnel from Penn State's Energy Institute and the Office of Physical Plant, Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, Foster Wheeler Development Corporation, and Cofiring Alternatives. The major emphasis of work during this reporting period was to assess the types and quantities of potential feedstocks and collect samples of them for analysis. Approximately twenty different biomass, animal waste, and other wastes were collected and analyzed.

  15. NUCLA Circulating Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Demonstration Project. 1989 Annual report, [January 1989--December 1989

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-02-01

    The report summarizes unit operating experience and test program progress for 1989 on Colorado-Ute Electric Association`s Nucla CFB Demonstration Program. During this period, the objectives of the Nucla Station operating group were to correct problems with refractory durability, resolve primary air fan capacity limitations, complete the high ash and high sulfur coal tests, switch to Salt Creek coal as the operating fuel, and make the unit available for testing without capacity restrictions. Each of these objectives was addressed and accomplished, to varying degrees, except for the completion of the high sulfur coal acceptance tests. (VC)

  16. Atmospheric fluidized bed combustion advanced system concepts applicable to small industrial and commercial markets. Topical report, Level 2

    SciTech Connect

    Ake, T.R.; Dixit, V.B.; Mongeon, R.K.

    1992-09-01

    As part of an overall strategy to promote FBC coal combustion and to improve the marketability of the eastern coals, the US Department of Energy`s Morgantown Energy Research Center awarded a three level contract to Riley Stoker Corporation to develop advanced Multi Solids Fluidized Bed (MSFB) boiler designs. The first level of this contract targeted the small package boiler (10,000--50,000 lb/hr steam) and industrial size boiler (75,000--150,000 lb/hr steam) markets. Two representative sizes, 30,000 lb/hr and 110,000 lb/hr of steam, were selected for the two categories for a detailed technical and economic evaluation. Technically, both the designs showed promise, however, the advanced industrial design was favored on economic considerations. It was thus selected for further study in the second level of the contract. Results of this Level-2 effort, presented in this report, consisted of testing the design concept in Riley`s 4.4 MBtu/hr pilot MSFB facility located at Riley Research Center in Worcester, Mass. The design and economics of the proof of concept facility developed in Level-1 of the contract were then revised in accordance with the findings of the pilot test program. A host site for commercial demonstration in Level-3 of the contract was also secured. It was determined that co-firing coal in combination with paper de-inking sludge will broaden the applicability of the design beyond conventional markets. International Paper (IP), the largest paper company in the world, is willing to participate in this part of the program. IP has offered its Hammermill operation at Lockhaven, Pa, site of a future paper de-inking plant, for the proof of concept installation. This plant will go in operation in 1994. It is recommended that METC proceed to the commercial demonstration of the design developed. The approach necessary to satisfy the needs of the customer while meeting the objectives of this program is presented along with a recommended plan of action.

  17. Apparatus for controlling fluidized beds

    DOEpatents

    Rehmat, A.G.; Patel, J.G.

    1987-05-12

    An apparatus and process are disclosed for control and maintenance of fluidized beds under non-steady state conditions. An ash removal conduit is provided for removing solid particulates from a fluidized bed separate from an ash discharge conduit in the lower portion of the grate supporting such a bed. The apparatus and process of this invention is particularly suitable for use in ash agglomerating fluidized beds and provides control of the fluidized bed before ash agglomeration is initiated and during upset conditions resulting in stable, sinter-free fluidized bed maintenance. 2 figs.

  18. Sewage sludge combustion in the fluidized bed: Comparison of stationary and circulating fluidized bed techniques

    SciTech Connect

    Werther, J.; Ogada, T.; Phillippek, C. [Technical Univ. of Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg (Germany)

    1995-12-31

    This paper presents results of investigations concerning CO and NO{sub x} emissions during the incineration of different digested sewage sludge samples in stationary and circulating fluidized bed combustors. The stationary fluidized bed combustion rig is 9 m high while the circulating fluidized bed combustor has a total height of 15 m. Both combustors are 100 mm in diameter. The digested sewage sludges originated from different municipal wastewater treatment plants. They were fed into the combustors as either predried granulates with 6--13 wt.-% water contents or as a slurry with water contents between 70 and 80 wt.-%. For comparison, bituminous and brown coals were also investigated. Measurements from both combustors have shown that predried sludges yield much higher NO{sub x} emission levels than coals under equivalent combustion conditions. Combustion of wet sludges resulted in extremely low NO{sub x} emissions compared to predried sludges. Staged combustion of predried sludge granulates proved to be effective for lowering the emissions of NO{sub x}. Experiments with wet sludges showed no significant difference in CO and NO{sub x} emissions between stationary and circulating fluidized bed combustors although with predried sludges and coals, clearly lower NO{sub x} emissions were measured from the circulating fluidized bed test unit.

  19. Granular filtration in a fluidized bed

    SciTech Connect

    Mei, J.S.; Yue, P.C.; Halow, J.S.

    1995-12-01

    Successful development of advanced coal-fired power conversion systems often require reliable and efficient cleanup devices which can remove particulate and gaseous pollutants from high-temperature high-pressure gas streams. A novel filtration concept for particulate cleanup has been developed at the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) of the U.S. Department of Energy. The filtration system consists of a fine metal screen filter immersed in a fluidized bed of granular material. As the gas stream passes through the fluidized bed, a layer of the bed granular material is entrained and deposited at the screen surface. This material provides a natural granular filter to separate fine particles from the gas stream passing through the bed. Since the filtering media is the granular material supplied by the fluidized bed, the filter is not subjected to blinding like candle filters. Because only the inflowing gas, not fine particle cohesive forces, maintains the granular layer at the screen surface, once the thickness and permeability of the granular layer is stabilized, it remains unchanged as long as the in-flowing gas flow rate remains constant. The weight of the particles and the turbulent nature of the fluidized bed limits the thickness of the granular layer on the filter leading to a self-cleaning attribute of the filter. This paper presents work since then on a continuous filtration system. The continuous filtration testing system consisted of a filter, a two-dimensional fluidized-bed, a continuous powder feeder, a laser-based in-line particle counting, sizing, and velocimeter (PCSV), and a continuous solids feeding/bed material withdrawal system. The two-dimensional, transparent fluidized-bed allowed clear observation of the general fluidized state of the granular material and the conditions under which fines are captured by the granular layer.

  20. Gas phase hydrodynamics inside a circulating fluidized bed

    E-print Network

    Moran, James C. (James Christopher)

    2001-01-01

    Circulating Fluidized Beds (CFB's) offer many advantages over traditional pulverized coal burners in the power generation industry. They operate at lower temperatures, have better environmental emissions and better fuel ...

  1. Corrosion data for uncooled alloys in the bed of an atmospheric fluidized-bed boiler

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1981-08-01

    The major conclusions drawn from the results of this particular corrosion test were that: above the coal feed ports, Alloys 304, 310, and 800 were the most resistant. However, Alloys 800 and 310 were subject to catastrophic attack at points of contact with Alloy 600. All three alloys formed subscale sulfides; in oxidizing zones away from the coal feed ports, only Inconel 671 suffered especially rapid attack. The lower chromium (16 to 19%) alloy specimens - C276, 347, 304, 18SR, and 430 - suffered some internal sulfidation, and both the 304 and 310 rods beneath the specimen probe suffered rapid penetration; on the basis of this test alone, alloys containing more than 40% nickel should not be considered for use within the bed of FBC units. Alloys containing 20 to 40% nickel should be evaluated very carefully, giving consideration to possible occurrence of rapid attack under low oxygen conditions and in crevice areas; austenitic stainless steels appear to be promising candidates for uncooled, in-bed applications. Extended testing (2,000 to 10,000 hour) of these alloys is needed.

  2. Fluidized bed combustion

    SciTech Connect

    Hodgkin, A.F.

    1980-12-16

    The invention relates to fluidized bed combustors that might tilt in use so that the depth of the bed progressively changes across its width. Air is supplied from two or more sources and means are provided to vary the flow from the sources as the bed tilts so that the air supplied to the portion of the bed of increased depth is increased relatively to the air supplied to the portion of the bed of lesser depth.

  3. Modeling of fluidized-bed combustion of coal: Phase II, final reports. Volume 1. Model evolution and development

    SciTech Connect

    Louis, J.F.; Tung, S.E.

    1980-10-01

    The Energy Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), under Department of Energy (DOE) sponsorship, has been engaged in the development of a comprehensive mechanistic model of Fluidized Bed Combustors (FBC). The primary aims of this modeling effort are the generation and to the extent possible, validation of an analytical framework for the design and scale-up of fluidized bed combustors. In parallel with this modeling effort, M.I.T. also embarked upon the development of an FBC-Data Base Management System (FBC-DBMS) aimed at facilitating the coordination, interpretation and utilization of the experimental data that are or will become available from diverse sources, as well as in the identification of areas of large uncertainty or having a paucity of experimental results. The synergistic operation of the FBC-Model and FBC-Data Base promises to offer a powerful tool for the design and optimization of FBC's and represents the ultimate goal of the M.I.T. effort. The modeling effort was initially focused upon evaluation and application of state-of-the-art models. The initial system model was divided into five basic components: fluid dynamics, combustion, sulfur capture, heat transfer and emissions. Due to the technical complexity of modeling FBC operation and the initial primitive nature of models for these components, it was deemed necessary to be able to incorporate evolutionary improvements in understanding and correlating FBC phenomena: the M.I.T. system model is, therefore, modular in nature, i.e., each sub-model can be replaced by an updated or equivalent sub-model without necessitating reprogramming of the entire system model.

  4. Physical-chemical NO/sub x/ mechanisms in fluidized bed combustion

    SciTech Connect

    Bywater, R. J.

    1980-11-03

    Fluidized bed combustors operate in the large-particle (> 1 mm) high-velocity (> 1 m/s) fluidization regime which differs from most previous applications. These characteristics foster a distinctive volatiles evolution structure in the vicinity of the coal injectors of bottom-fed atmospheric fluidized beds (AFBC). The evolution of coal volatiles associated with bottom-fed AFBC was defined as the focal point. The major effort of the work was concerned with a group combustion model of dense gas/solids mixtures of devolatilizing coal being injected into the bottom of an AFBC. Critical development needs were defined in the area of solids circulation and injector design which impact both basic FBC design and NO/sub x/ emissions. Results of model calculations identified important new physical-chemical mechanisms influencing NO/sub x/ emissions.

  5. Evaluation of PCDD/Fs and metals emission from a circulating fluidized bed incinerator co-combusting sewage sludge with coal.

    PubMed

    Zhang, Gang; Hai, Jing; Cheng, Jiang; Cai, Zhiqi; Ren, Mingzhong; Zhang, Sukun; Zhang, Jieru

    2013-01-01

    The emission characteristics of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) and heavy metals were evaluated during co-combustion of sewage sludge with coal from a circulating fluidized bed incinerator. The stack gas, slag and fly ash samples were sampled and analyzed. The gas-cleaning system consisted of electrostatic precipitators and a semi-dry scrubber. Results showed that the stack gas and fly ash exhibited mean dioxin levels of 9.4 pg I-TEQ/Nm3 and 11.65 pg I-TEQ/g, respectively, and showed great similarities in congener profiles. By contrast, the slag presented a mean dioxin level of 0.15 pg I-TEQ/g and a remarkable difference in congener profiles compared with those of the stack gas and fly ash. Co-combusting sewage sludge with coal was able to reduce PCDD/Fs emissions significantly in comparison with sewage sludge mono-combustion. The leaching levels of Hg, Pb, Cd, Ni, Cr, Cu, and As in the fly ash and slag were much lower than the limits of the environmental protection standard in China. These suggest that the co-combustion of sewage sludge and coal is an advisable treatment method from an environmental perspective. PMID:23586319

  6. Advanced development of a pressurized ash agglomerating fluidized-bed coal gasification system. Third quarter progress report FY-1984, April 1-June 30, 1984

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1986-01-31

    The overall objective of the KRW coal gasification program is to demonstrate the viability of the KRW pressurized, fluidized-bed, gasification system for the production of medium-Btu fuel gas for syngas, electrical power generation, chemical feedstocks, or industrial fuels and to obtain performance and scaleup data for the process and hardware. Progress reports are presented for the following tasks: (1) operation and maintenance of the process development unit (PDU); (2) modifications to the PDU; (3) cold flow scaleup facility; (4) advanced process design and analysis; and (5) laboratory support studies. For laboratory support studies, coal and/or char fines from Wyoming Sub C, Western Kentucky, Republic of South Africa (RSA), and Pittsburgh seam coals processed in the PDU were characterized for reactivity on a thermogravimetric analyzer. The average relative reactivity of the fines (-120 x +140 mesh) was found to be nearly the same as that for larger size distribution (18 x 60 mesh, -1.0 + 0.25 mm). This is consistent with the observations of studies reported in literature on carbon gasification reactions.

  7. Carburizing of steel 10 in fluidized bed

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. P. Baskakov; A. S. Zavarov; V. I. Svetlakov

    1977-01-01

    1.The maximum carburizing capacity of an atmosphere consisting of endothermal gas with around 6% CH4 is reached at a0 = 0.26-0.27.2.The extremal variation of the carburizing capacity of the atmosphere with increasing amounts of methane is due to the combined influence of PCOPH2\\/K2 and ?PCH4.3.Carburizing in fluidized bed is accelerated by an increase of PCOPH2\\/K2 due to the additional enrichment

  8. Energy and environmental research emphasizing low-rank coal -- Task 3.8, Pressurized fluidized-bed combustion

    SciTech Connect

    Mann, M.D.; Henderson, A.K.; Swanson, M.L.

    1995-03-01

    The goal of the PFBC activity is to generate fundamental process information that will further the development of an economical and environmentally acceptable second-generation PFBC. The immediate objectives focus on generic issues, including the performance of sulfur sorbents, fate of alkali, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) heavy metals in PFBC. A great deal of PFBC performance relates to the chemistry of the bed and the contact between gas and solids that occurs during combustion. These factors can be studied in a suitably designed bench-scale reactor. The present studies are focusing on the emission control strategies applied in the bed, rather than in hot-gas cleaning. Emission components include alkali and heavy metals in addition to SO{sub 2}, NO{sub x}, N{sub 2}O, and CO. The report presents: a description of the pressurized fluidized-bed reactor (PFBR); a description of the alkali sampling probe; shakedown testing of the bench-scale PFBR; results from alkali sampling; results from sulfur sorbent performance tests; and results from refuse-derived fuel and lignite combustion tests.

  9. Economic Evaluation of By-Product Power/Co-Generation Systems for Industrial Plants with Fluidized-Bed Coal Burning Facilities

    E-print Network

    Mesko, J. E.

    1980-01-01

    . The plants analyzed employ fluidized bed boilers for generation of steam for process and building/heating/cooling demands, in conjunction with electric power co-generation. Results of the analysis are presented, using life cycle costs and investment payback...

  10. Rivesville multicell fluidized bed boiler

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1981-03-01

    One objective of the experimental MFB at Rivesville, WV, was the evaluation of alternate feed systems for injecting coal and limestone into a fluidized bed. A continuous, uniform feed flow to the fluid bed is essential in order to maintain stable operations. The feed system originally installed on the MFB was a gravity feed system with an air assist to help overcome the back pressure created by the fluid bed. The system contained belt, vibrating, and rotary feeders which have been proven adequate in other material handling applications. This system, while usable, had several operational and feeding problems during the MFB testing. A major portion of these problems occurred because the coal and limestone feed control points - a belt feeder and rotary feeder, respectively - were pressurized in the air assist system. These control points were not designed for pressurized service. An alternate feed system which could accept feed from the two control points, split the feed into six equal parts and eliminate the problems of the pressurized system was sought. An alternate feed system designed and built by the Fuller Company was installed and tested at the Rivesville facility. Fuller feed systems were installed on the north and south side of C cell at the Rivesville facility. The systems were designed to handle 10,000 lb/hr of coal and limestone apiece. The systems were installed in late 1979 and evaluated from December 1979 to December 1980. During this time period, nearly 1000 h of operating time was accumulated on each system.

  11. Modeling of fluidized-bed combustion of coal: Phase II, final reports. Volume II. Detailed description of the model

    SciTech Connect

    Louis, J.F.; Tung, S.E.

    1980-10-01

    This document is the second of a seven volume series of our Phase II Final Report. This volume deals with detailed descriptions of the structure of each program member (subroutines and functions), the interrelation between the members of a submodel, and the interrelation between the various submodels as such. The systems model for fluidized bed combustors (FBC-II) consists of a systematic combination of the following interrelated areas: fluid mechanics and bubble growth, char combustion and associated kinetics for particle burnout, sulfur capture, NO/sub x/ formation and reduction, freeboard reactions, and heat transfer. Program outline is shown in Figure 1.1. Input variables (supplied by the user are inspected to check that they lie inside the allowed range of values and are input to the various routines as needed. The necessary physical and fluid mechanical properties are calculated and utilized in estimating char combustion and sulfur capture in the bed and the freeboard. NO/sub x/ and CO emissions are estimated by taking into account all relevant chemical reactions. A material and energy balance is made over the bed. Figure 1.1 shows a block diagram of the systems program. In this diagram, the overall structure of the FBC program is illustrated in terms of the various submodels that together constitute the systems program. A more detailed outline of the systems program is shown in Figure 1.2. In this figure, all important subroutine members of the FBC program are shown, and their linkage to each other, as well as to the main program is indicated. A description of the exact sequence in which these various routines are called at time of program execution is provided in Chapter 8 under the executive routine MAIN.

  12. Modeling of fluidized-bed combustion of coal: Phase II, final reports. Volume IV. FBC-Model-II manual

    SciTech Connect

    Louis, J.F.; Tung, S.E.

    1980-10-01

    This document is the fourth of the seven volume series of our Phase II Final Report. The purpose of this manual is to describe how to access and use M.I.T.'s Fluidized Bed Combustor (FBC) System Program. Presently, the FBC program is stored in a Honeywell Computer System and can be accessed using the Multics interactive system. The intention in writing this manual is to answer the questions that may arise regarding the mechanics of operating the system program, as well as warn the user of possible pitfalls and mistakes that could be made. No attempt is made here to describe the internals of the systems program. The manual describes the procedures an individual would follow to become an active user of the system program. It then explains the various options available for reaching the Multics interactive system on Honeywell 6180 computer on which the program runs. For users outside the Metropolitan Boston area, a public network for data communications is described which is relatively inexpensive. As the system program is approached through Multics using a special command facility TPSA, a separate introduction is provided for Multics TPSA. This facility allows commands appropriate for testing the program and carrying out parametric studies to be executed in a convenient way. Multics TPSA was formulated to meet the needs of the FBC project in particular. Finally, some sample sessions are presented which illustrate the login and logout procedures, the command language, and the data manipulation features of the FBC program. The use of commands helpful in debugging the program is also illustrated.

  13. Particle pressures in fluidized beds

    SciTech Connect

    Campbell, C.S.; Rahman, K.; Hu, X.; Jin, C.; Potapov, A.V.

    1992-01-01

    This is an experimental project to make detailed measurements of the particle pressures generated in fluidized beds. The focus lies in two principle areas: (1) the particle pressure distribution around single bubbles rising in a two-dimensional gas-fluidized bed and (2) the particle pressures measured in liquid-fluidized beds. This first year has largely been to constructing the experiments The design of the particle pressure probe has been improved and tested. A two-dimensional gas-fluidized bed has been constructed in order to measure the particle pressure generated around injected bubbles. The probe is also being adapted to work in a liquid fluidized bed. Finally, a two-dimensional liquid fluidized bed is also under construction. Preliminary measurements show that the majority of the particle pressures are generated in the wake of a bubble. However, the particle pressures generated in the liquid bed appear to be extremely small. Finally, while not directly associated with the particle pressure studies, some NERSC supercomputer time was granted alongside this project. This is being used to make large scale computer simulation of the flow of granular materials in hoppers.

  14. Experimental study of radiative and particle convective heat transfer in fast fluidized beds

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Han; Gui-Young

    1992-01-01

    Circulating Fluidized Beds (CFB's) have found increasing use in such applications as fluidized catalytic cracking, coal combustion, and calcination. For the proper design, operation, and control of a circulating fluidized bed, reliable design correlations to predict the heat transfer coefficient are important. In order to determine accurately the radiative and convective heat transfer in a high temperature two-phase flow heat

  15. Attrition and entrainment studies related to fluidized-bed gasifiers

    SciTech Connect

    Knowlton, T.M.; Findlay, J.; Sishtla, C.

    1990-06-01

    This fluidization studies program was designed to obtain an understanding of the attrition and entrainment of coal chars and limestone/coal-char-mixtures in high-temperature, high-pressure fluidized beds. The tasks in the program were designed to determine: 1. The importance of mechanical, thermal, and chemical-reaction type attrition of coal chars in a fluidized bed. 2. The variation of the entrainment rate of coal char particles as a function of gas density, gas viscosity, and gas velocity. 3. The determination of the effect of limestone addition to the bed on the attrition rate of coal chars in a fluidized bed. 4. The determination of the effect of limestone addition on the entrainment rate of coal char particles as a function of gas density, gas viscosity, and gas velocity. Batch attrition tests at ambient pressure were conducted in a 6-inch-diameter fluidization column using -20+35 mesh sizes of both coke breeze and lignite char. Tests were also conducted with limestone/coal char mixtures to determine what effect the presence of limestone had on the fines generation rate of coal chars in fluidized beds. Limestone concentrations of 20, 35, and 50 weight percent were tested. 10 refs., 62 figs., 19 tabs.

  16. Pressurized fluidized-bed combustion

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1980-10-01

    The US DOE pressurized fluidized bed combustion (PFBC) research and development program is designed to develop the technology and data base required for the successful commercialization of the PFBC concept. A cooperative program with the US, West Germany, and the UK has resulted in the construction of the 25 MWe IEA-Grimethorpe combined-cycle pilot plant in England which will be tested in 1981. A 13 MWe coal-fired gas turbine (air cycle) at Curtis-Wright has been designed and construction scheduled. Start-up is planned to begin in early 1983. A 75 MWe pilot plant is planned for completion in 1986. Each of these PFBC combined-cycle programs is discussed. The current status of PFB technology may be summarized as follows: turbine erosion tolerance/hot gas cleanup issues have emerged as the barrier technology issues; promising turbine corrosion-resistant materials have been identified, but long-term exposure data is lacking; first-generation PFB combustor technology development is maturing at the PDU level; however, scale-up to larger size has not been demonstrated; and in-bed heat exchanger materials have been identified, but long-term exposure data is lacking. The DOE-PFB development plan is directed at the resolution of these key technical issues. (LCL)

  17. Effect of temperature on reduction of CaSO{sub 4} oxygen carrier in chemical-looping combustion of simulated coal gas in a fluidized bed reactor

    SciTech Connect

    Song, Q.L.; Xiao, R.; Deng, Z.Y.; Shen, L.H.; Xiao, J.; Zhang, M.Y. [Southeast University, Nanjing (China)

    2008-12-15

    Chemical-looping combustion (CLC) is a promising combustion technology for gaseous and solid fuel with efficient use of energy and inherent separation of CO{sub 2}. The concept of a coal-fueled CLC system using, calcium sulfate (CaSO{sub 4}) as oxygen carrier is proposed in this study. Reduction tests of CaSO{sub 4} oxygen carrier with simulated coal gas were performed in a laboratory-scale fluidized bed reactor in the temperature range of 890-950{degree}C. A high concentration of CO{sub 2} was obtained at the initial reduction period. CaSO{sub 4} oxygen carrier exhibited high reactivity initially and decreased gradually at the late period of reduction. The sulfur release during the reduction of CaSO{sub 4} as oxygen carrier was also observed and analyzed. H{sub 2} and CO{sub 2} conversions were greatly influenced by reduction temperature. The oxygen carrier conversion and mass-based reaction rates during the reduction at typical temperatures were compared. Higher temperatures would enhance reaction rates and result in high conversion of oxygen carrier. An XRD patterns study indicated that CaS was the dominant product of reduction and the variation of relative intensity with temperature is in agreement with the solid conversion. ESEM analysis indicated that the surface structure of oxygen carrier particles changed significantly from impervious to porous after reduction. EDS analysis also demonstrated the transfer of oxygen from the oxygen carrier to the fuel gas and a certain amount of sulfur loss and CaO formation on the surface at higher temperatures. The reduction kinetics of CaSO{sub 4} oxygen carrier was explored with the shrinking unreacted-core model. The apparent kinetic parameters were obtained, and the kinetic equation well predicted the experimental data. Finally, some basic considerations on the use of CaSO{sub 4} oxygen carrier in a CLC system for solid fuels were discussed.

  18. Second-Generation Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustion: Small gas turbine industrial plant study

    SciTech Connect

    Shenker, J.; Garland, R.; Horazak, D.; Seifert, F.; Wenglarz, R.

    1992-07-01

    Second-Generation Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustion (PFBC) plants provide a coal-fired, high-efficiency, combined-cycle system for the generation of electricity and steam. The plants use lime-based sorbents in PFB combustors to meet environmental air standards without back-end gas desulfurization equipment. The second-generation system is an improvement over earlier PFBC concepts because it can achieve gas temperatures of 2100{degrees}F and higher for improved cycle efficiency while maintaining the fluidized beds at 1600{degrees}F for enhanced sulfur capture and minimum alkali release. Second-generation PFBC systems are capable of supplying the electric and steam process needs of industrial plants. The basic second-generation system can be applied in different ways to meet a variety of process steam and electrical requirements. To evaluate the potential of these systems in the industrial market, conceptual designs have been developed for six second-generation PFBC plants. These plants cover a range of electrical outputs from 6.3 to 41.5 MWe and steam flows from 46,067 to 442,337 lb/h. Capital and operating costs have been estimated for these six plants and for equivalent (in size) conventional, coal-fired atmospheric fluidized bed combustion cogeneration plants. Economic analyses were conducted to compare the cost of steam for both the second-generation plants and the conventional plants.

  19. Second-Generation Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustion: Small gas turbine induustrial plant study

    SciTech Connect

    Shenker, J.; Garland, R.; Horazak, D.; Seifert, F.; Wenglarz, R.

    1992-07-01

    Second-Generation Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustion (PFBC) plants provide a coal-fired, high-efficiency, combined-cycle system for the generation of electricity and steam. The plants use lime-based sorbents in PFB combustors to meet environmental air standards without back-end gas desulfurization equipment. The second-generation system is an improvement over earlier PFBC concepts because it can achieve gas temperatures of 2100[degrees]F and higher for improved cycle efficiency while maintaining the fluidized beds at 1600[degrees]F for enhanced sulfur capture and minimum alkali release. Second-generation PFBC systems are capable of supplying the electric and steam process needs of industrial plants. The basic second-generation system can be applied in different ways to meet a variety of process steam and electrical requirements. To evaluate the potential of these systems in the industrial market, conceptual designs have been developed for six second-generation PFBC plants. These plants cover a range of electrical outputs from 6.3 to 41.5 MWe and steam flows from 46,067 to 442,337 lb/h. Capital and operating costs have been estimated for these six plants and for equivalent (in size) conventional, coal-fired atmospheric fluidized bed combustion cogeneration plants. Economic analyses were conducted to compare the cost of steam for both the second-generation plants and the conventional plants.

  20. Fluidized bed combustor

    SciTech Connect

    Daudet, H.C.; Bagley, W.D.

    1986-07-01

    A fluidized bed combustor is described which consists of: a vertical housing; a bed of granular, generally non-combustible material disposed in a lower portion of the housing; means for delivering combustion air into the housing for upward flow through the bed to maintain the granular material in a fluidized state; means for delivering fuel to the bed for combustion therein to generate heat; heat exchanger means adopted to carry a cycle fluid and arranged in the housing for transferring heat of combustion to the cycle fluid, the heat exchanger means including first and second heat exchangers, the first heat exchanger immersed within the bed for promoting heat transfer primarily through solid-to-solid surface contact between the granular material and the first heat exchanger; the housing having a portion with a relatively large horizontal cross-section extending vertically above the bed for maintaining a relatively low superficial vertical velocity of combustion effluent therein to optimize the heat transfer by solid-to-solid contact; and a venturi disposed above the portion of the housing for substantially increasing the velocity of combustion effluent passing therethrough without disturbing the low superficial velocity of effluent in the portion of the housing.

  1. Characterization of ashes from co-combustion of refuse-derived fuel with coal, wood and bark in a fluidized bed

    SciTech Connect

    Zevenhoven, R.; Skrifvars, B.J.; Hupa, M. [Aabo Akademi Univ., Turku/Aabo (Finland). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Frankenhaeuser, M. [Borealis Polymers oy, Porvoo (Finland)

    1998-12-31

    The technical and environmental feasibility of co-combustion of a recovered fuel (RF) prepared from combustible waste fractions (separated at the source), together with coal, peat, wood or wood-waste in thermal power/electricity generation has been studied in several R and D projects within Finland. The current work focuses on eventual changes in ash characteristics during co-combustion of RF with coal, wood or bark, which could lead to bed agglomeration, slagging, fouling and even corrosion in the boiler. Ashes were produced in a 15 kW bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) combustion reactor, the fly ash captured by the cyclone was further analyzed by XRF. The sintering tendency behavior of these ashes was investigated using a test procedure developed at Aabo Akademi University. Earlier, a screening program involved ashes from RF (from a waste separation scheme in Finland) co-combustion with peat, wood and bark, in which ash pellets were thermally treated in air. This showed significant sintering below 600 C as well as above 800 C for RF/wood and RF/bark, but not for RF/peat. This seemed to correlate with alkali chloride and sulfate concentrations in the ashes. The current work addresses a Danish refuse-derived fuel (RDF), co-combusted with bark, coal, bark+coal, wood, and wood+coal (eight tests). Ash pellets were thermally treated in nitrogen in order to avoid residual carbon combustion. The results obtained show no sintering tendencies below 600 C, significant changes in sintering are seen with pellets treated at 1,000 C. Ash from 100% RDF combustion does not sinter, 25% RDF co-combustion with wood and peat, respectively, gives an insignificant effect. The most severe sintering occurs during co-combustion of RDF with bark. Furthermore, it appears that the presence of a 25% coal fraction (on energy basis) seems to have a negative effect on all fuel blends. Analysis of the sintering results versus ash chemical composition shows that, in general, an increased level of alkali chlorides and sulfates gives increased sintering. At the same time, increased amounts calcium salts in the ash appear to reduce sintering tendency. Thus, the results suggest that a calcium based sorbent for SO{sub 2} and HCl capture might reduce problems related to ash sintering. An extensive literature exists, however, that states otherwise.

  2. Disposal of fluidized bed combustion ash in an underground mine to control acid mine drainage and subsidence - phase II - small scale field demonstration. Topical report, December 1, 1996February 28, 1997

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. F. Ziemkiewicz; W. J. Head; D. D. Gray; H. J. Siriwardane; W. A. Sack

    1998-01-01

    It has been proposed that a mix made from fly and bottom ash from atmospheric pressure fluidized bed coal combusters (FBC ash), water, and stabilizers be injected from the surface into abandoned room and pillar coal mines through boreholes. Besides ash disposal, this process would prevent subsidence and acid mine drainage. Such a mix (called `grout`) needs to be an

  3. Perspectives for Fluidized Bed Nuclear Reactor Technology using Rotating Fluidized Beds in a Static Geometry

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Axel De Broqueville; Juray De Wilde

    2008-01-01

    The new concept of a rotating fluidized bed in a static geometry opens perspectives for fluidized bed nuclear reactor technology and is experimentally and numerically investigated. With conventional fluidized bed technology, the maximum attainable power is rather limited and maximum at a certain fluidization gas flow rate. Using a rotating fluidized bed in a static geometry, the fluidization gas drives

  4. Advanced Fluidized Bed Waste Heat Recovery Systems 

    E-print Network

    Peterson, G. R.

    1988-01-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Industrial Programs, has sponsored the development of a Fluidized Bed Waste Heat Recovery System (FBWHRS) and a higher temperature variant, the Ceramic Tubular Distributor Plate (CTDP) Fluidized Bed Heat...

  5. Review of ash agglomeration in fluidized bed gasifiers

    SciTech Connect

    Matulevicius, E.S.; Golan, L.P.

    1984-07-01

    The purpose of this study is to review the data and mathematical models which describe the phenomena involved in the agglomeration of ash in fluidized bed coal gasifiers (FBG). Besides highlighting the data and theoretical models, this review lists areas where there is a lack of information regarding the actual mechanisms of agglomeration. Also, potential areas for further work are outlined. The work is directed at developing models of agglomeration which could be included in computer codes describing fluidized bed gasifier phenomena, e.g., FLAG and CHEMFLUB which have been developed for the US Department of Energy. 134 references, 24 figures, 13 tables.

  6. Study of Nox Emission Characteristics of a 1025t/h Coal-Fired Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Li, Q. Y.; Mi, Z. D.; Zhang, Q. F.

    Measurements of emission are carried out in a 1025t/h CFB boiler. The effect of some factors including coal properties, bed temperature, unit load, excess air on the emission of NOx are investigated. The measurement results show that the N concentration in the coal is dominant parameter to predict the NOx emission from a large-scale CFB boiler. NOx emission from the 1025t/h CFB boiler increases with cyclone temperature and upper pressure drop due to post combustion and external cycle.

  7. Measurement techniques in fluidized beds

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joachim Werther

    1999-01-01

    Quantities that need to be measured in gas fluidized-bed systems include solids volume concentrations, solids velocities and solids mass flows, the vertical and horizontal distribution of solids inside the system, the lateral distribution of the fluidizing gas, temperatures and gas concentrations. In the present paper an overview is given on available measuring techniques. In the first section techniques for industrial

  8. Co-combustion of coal and biomass in pulverized fuel and fluidized bed systems -- Activities and research in Europe

    SciTech Connect

    Hein, K.R.G.; Spliethoff, H.

    1999-07-01

    Biomass or sewage sludge utilized as additional fuel in coal combustion systems has consequences on combustion behavior, emissions, corrosion, and residual matter. Therefore, at the beginning of 1993 the European Union within the frame of the APAS program launched a project called ``Combined Combustion of Biomass/Sewage Sludge and Coal''. Within this project, the effects of burning sewage sludge and agricultural residuals such as straw and manure as well as specially grown energy plants in combination with coals of various ranks and origin were studied for the most common large-scale systems in order to establish both the optimum and the technically achievable process modifications necessary for co-combustion. Based on the experience of the APAS program, the objective of a further EU-co-funded project titled ``Operational problems, trace emissions and by-product management for industrial biomass co-combustion'' was to concentrate the research effort on the problem areas like slagging, fouling, corrosion, ash utilization and trace emissions for different co-combustion systems and carefully investigate technical options to avoid these negative effects. The solution of these technical problems is essential for a technically and economically feasible and environmentally advantageous co-combustion and will promote a widespread utilization of existing biomass resources. The project provides a comparison of different biomass co-utilization concepts with regard to fouling, slagging, corrosion, ash utilization and trace emissions. In detail the project incorporated biofuels like wood, wood pulp, bark, straw, wood matter from pressed olive stones and sewage sludge. The major operational problems like slagging, fouling and corrosion were investigated in both PF and CFB units of various scales. Finally the effect of co-combustion on the by-product management - handling, utilization and disposal are evaluated and compared with a pure coal or pure biomass combustion system, respectively. As a further approach to avoid the above problems of co-utilization the pretreatment of biomass to remove the undesired components before combustion has been investigated by washing, pyrolysis or gasification prior to combustion. The potential of utilization the gaseous product from pyrolysis or gasification as reburn fuel for NO reduction was evaluated.

  9. Novel Magnetically Fluidized Bed Reactor Development for the Looping Process: Coal to Hydrogen Production R&D

    SciTech Connect

    Mei, Renwei; Hahn, David; Klausner, James; Petrasch, Jorg; Mehdizadeh, Ayyoub; Allen, Kyle; Rahmatian, Nima; Stehle, Richard; Bobek, Mike; Al-Raqom, Fotouh; Greek, Ben; Li, Like; Chen, Chen; Singh, Abhishek; Takagi, Midori; Barde, Amey; Nili, Saman

    2013-09-30

    The coal to hydrogen project utilizes the iron/iron oxide looping process to produce high purity hydrogen. The input energy for the process is provided by syngas coming from gasification process of coal. The reaction pathways for this process have been studied and favorable conditions for energy efficient operation have been identified. The Magnetically Stabilized Porous Structure (MSPS) is invented. It is fabricated from iron and silica particles and its repeatable high performance has been demonstrated through many experiments under various conditions in thermogravimetric analyzer, a lab-scale reactor, and a large scale reactor. The chemical reaction kinetics for both oxidation and reduction steps has been investigated thoroughly inside MSPS as well as on the surface of very smooth iron rod. Hydrogen, CO, and syngas have been tested individually as the reducing agent in reduction step and their performance is compared. Syngas is found to be the most pragmatic reducing agent for the two-step water splitting process. The transport properties of MSPS including porosity, permeability, and effective thermal conductivity are determined based on high resolution 3D CT x-ray images obtained at Argonne National Laboratory and pore-level simulations using a lattice Boltzmann Equation (LBE)-based mesoscopic model developed during this investigation. The results of those measurements and simulations provide necessary inputs to the development of a reliable volume-averaging-based continuum model that is used to simulate the dynamics of the redox process in MSPS. Extensive efforts have been devoted to simulate the redox process in MSPS by developing a continuum model consist of various modules for conductive and radiative heat transfer, fluid flow, species transport, and reaction kinetics. Both the Lagrangian and Eulerian approaches for species transport of chemically reacting flow in porous media have been investigated and verified numerically. Both approaches lead to correct prediction of hydrogen production rates over a large range of experimental conditions in the laboratory scale reactor and the bench-scale reactor. In the economic analysis, a comparison of the hydrogen production plants using iron/iron oxide looping cycle and the conventional process has been presented. Plant configurations are developed for the iron/iron oxide looping cycle. The study suggests a higher electric power generation but a lower hydrogen production efficiency comparing with the conventional process. Additionally, it was shown that the price of H{sub 2} obtained from our reactor can be as low as $1.7/kg, which is 22% lower than the current price of the H{sub 2} obtained from reforming plants.

  10. Heat transfer in high temperature fluidized beds with immersed tubes for coal combustion service. Final report, October 1, 1977-March 31, 1981

    SciTech Connect

    Welty, J. R.

    1984-01-01

    The project involved two parts: analytical and experimental. The progression of work includes the following major divisions: analytical studies involving studies of heat transfer, hydrodynamics of gas flow within the bed, and some considerations of bubble and adjacent tube influences on the heat transfer; experimental apparatus including the instrumented tubes for heat transfer measurements, digital data acquisition, and the high temperature fluidized bed test facility; experimental results; and experimental validation of the analytical model.

  11. Modeling of fluidized-bed combustion of coal: Phase II, final reports. Volume III. Model predictions and results

    SciTech Connect

    Louis, J.F.; Tung, S.E.

    1980-10-01

    This document is the third of a seven volume series of our Phase II Final Report. This volume deals with parametric studies carried out using the FBC model. A comparison with available pilot plant data is included where such data are available. This volume in essence documents model performance; describing predictions on bubble growth, combustion characteristics, sulfur capture, heat transfer and related parameters. The model has approximately forty input variables which are at the disposal of the user. The user has the option to change a few or all of these input variables. In the parametric studies reported here, a large number of input variables whose variation is less critical to the predicted results, were maintained constant at the default values. On the other hand, those parameters whose selection is very important in design and operation of the FBC's were varied in suitable operating regions. The chief among such parameters are: bed temperature, coal feed size distribution (2 parameters), average bed-sorbent size, calcium to sulfur molar ratio, superficial velocity, excess air fraction, and bed weight (or bed height). The computations for obtaining the parametric relationships are based upon selection of a geometrical design for the combustor. Bed cross-section is 6' x 6', bed height is 4', and the freeboard height is 16'. The heat transfer tubes have 2'' OD, a pitch of 10'', and are located on an equilateral triangle pattern. The air distributor is a perforated plate with 0.1'' diameter holes on a rectangular grid with 0.75'' center-to-center spacing.

  12. CHARACTERIZATION OF SOLID RESIDUES FROM FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION UNITS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report gives results of physical and chemical characterizations of samples of spent bed material and of flyash from three experimental atmospheric and pressurized fluidized-bed combustion (FBC) units. It also gives results of characterization of samples of bed material which ...

  13. Effects of process parameters on sulfur removal efficiency in a fluidized bed

    SciTech Connect

    Sahan, R.A. [Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

    1995-12-31

    The effects of coal properties and process parameters, such as fluidized bed depth, superficial gas velocity, coal to magnetite feed weight ratio and processing time, on coal cleaning efficiency was experimentally studied in a bubbling fluidized bed separator. The coal cleaning experiments were performed with one various size fractions of Pennsylvania`s bituminous coals, Rushton coal. The performance of the coal cleaning process was measured with the aid of sulfur and ash removal efficiencies. Previous experimental results and those obtained in this study indicated that, when operated in optimum process conditions, coal particle sizes smaller than 240 {micro}m and larger than 143 {micro}m can be cleaned with high performance in the fluidized bed separator. For coal particle sizes smaller than 143 {micro}m, high interparticle cohesive forces caused slugging and channeling inside the bed. As a result of this, relatively poor cleaning performance was recorded for very fine size fraction of Rushton coal.

  14. An evaluation of the fire hazard of the process of drying flotation concentrate in a fluidized bed

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. I. Govorov; N. Z. Anisimov; V. M. Goliusov; V. D. Muzychuk; V. V. Tatarchuk; E. I. Vasyuchkov

    1983-01-01

    Experience in the use of coal thermal drying in fluidized bed devices shows the hazard of appearance of fires or explosions. At the Karaganda Integrated Iron and Steel Works (KMK) the fluidized bed reactors receive below 1 mm flotation concentrate with moisture of 25-32% and ash of 9-12%. A heat carrier obtained by burning coke oven gas in a furnace

  15. Review: granulation and fluidized beds

    SciTech Connect

    Kono, H.

    1981-01-01

    The history of granulation techniques is very long; however, the systematic study of the granulation phenomenon began only after 1950. The first, distinguished paper treating the fundamental binding mechanism of granules was published by Rumpf in 1958. Although there are several binding forces, the discussion in this paper is confined to granulation involving the capillary energy of a liquid-particle system. This technique has been applied widely and successfully to various fields of powder technology because of its advantages of simplicity and economy (ref. 2). Granules with diameters larger than 5 mm can be prepared efficiently by rotating-type granulators, such as a pan or a trommel (ref. 3, 4, 5). On the other hand, the purpose of fluidized-bed granulators (hereafter abbreviated as FBG) is to produce small granules with diameters from 0.3 to 3 mm (ref. 6). Because it contains a small amount of liquid, a fluidized-bed granulator has a fluidization state differing significantly from that of an ordinary fluidized bed. The dispersion of liquid and powder in the bed plays an important role in the granulation mechanism. This mechanism is compared to that of pan granulators, and the differences in characteristics are discussed.

  16. Advanced Fluidized Bed Waste Heat Recovery Systems

    E-print Network

    Peterson, G. R.

    the development of a Fluidized Bed Waste Heat Recovery System (FBWHRS) and a higher temperature variant, the Ceramic Tubular Distributor Plate (CTOP) Fluidized Bed Heat Exchanger (FBHX) system. Both systems recover energy from high-temperature flue gases... to blast the fouling deposits from the distributor plate with a jet of 100 psig, 350?F superheated steam. (3) CERAMIC TUBULAR DISTRIBUTION PLATE DESCRIPTION The purpose of the Ceramic Tubular Distributer Plate (CTDP) Fluidized Bed Heat Exchanger (FBHX...

  17. Sludge incineration in a spinning fluidized bed incinerator

    SciTech Connect

    Swithenbank, J.; Basire, S.; Wong, W.Y.; Lu, Y.; Nasserzadeh, V.

    1999-07-01

    At the present time, the sewage treatment plants in the UK produce about 25 million tonnes of sewage sludge each year at a concentration of 4% solids. New regulations forbid sea dumping and in the near future new incinerators will be required to dispose of about five million tonnes per year. Bubbling fluidized bed incinerators are widely used to burn sewage sludge at a typical consumption rate of about 0.02 kg(dry)/s/m{sup 2}, and it follows that over 300 conventional fluidized bed incinerators of 3 meters bed diameter could be required to cope with the increased demand. At Sheffield University Waste Incineration Centre (SUWIC) research work is being carried out to develop a novel spinning fluidized bed incinerator. The key factor to note is that when air flows up through a bed of near mono-sized particles, it fluidizes when the pressure drop across the bed is equal to the weight of the bed. Normally, the weight of the bed is determined by gravity. However, if the bed is contained by a cylindrical air distributor plate that is rotating rapidly about its axis, then the effective weight of the bed can be increased dramatically. The airflow passing through the bed can be increased proportionally to the g level produced by the rotation and it follows that the process has been intensified. In exploratory tests with a spinning fluidized bed the authors have achieved combustion intensities with coal combustion as high as 100 MW/m{sup 3}. A problem with burning coal is that it was difficult to remove the heat and rotating water seals had to be used to transfer cooling water into the bed. In the case of sewage and other sludges, this problem does not exist since the flue gases can remove the small amount of heat released. The rotating fluidized bed sludge incinerator is a novel device, which is very compact. It is able to solve the turndown problem encountered with conventional fluidized beds by simply changing the rotation speed. Bearing in mind that a centrifugal sludge de-watering unit is already used on sludge incineration plants, it is likely that the rotating fluidized bed can be combined with the de-watering unit, resulting in further process integration and intensification. Furthermore, the ash sintering system can be added to render the ash non-toxic and unleachable thus reducing the costs of its disposal.

  18. Bubbling Suppression in Fluidized Beds of Fine and Ultrafine Powders

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jose Manuel Valverde; Antonio Castellanos

    2008-01-01

    Liquid-fluidized beds of noncohesive beads, gas-fluidized beds of noncohesive light beads, and gas-fluidized beds of fine particles are examples of systems exhibiting nonbubbling fluid-like fluidization. In contrast, stable fluid bubbles have been seen to develop continuously in liquid-fluidized beds of high-density beads, gas-fluidized beds of noncohesive beads, and gas-fluidized beds of fine particles at high gas velocities. On the other

  19. Mixing and reaction in the circulating fluidized bed – A three-dimensional combustor model

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Knoebig; K. Luecke; J. Werther

    1999-01-01

    Horizontal gas and solids mixing processes may play a dominant role in circulating fluidized bed (CFB) reactors with a small height-to-diameter ratio, which is typical for CFB combustors. A semi-empirical approach was chosen to describe the threedimensional combustion of coal in a circulating fluidized bed with a rectangular cross section. Since the combustion process is rather complex, the underlying gas–solid

  20. Rivesville multicell fluidized-bed boiler. Quarterly technical progress report, October-December 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1980-01-01

    The objective of this program is to design, construct and test a multicell fluidized-bed boiler as a pollution-free method of burning high-sulfur or highly corrosive coals without excessive maintenance problems. The fluidized-bed boiler will provide approximately 300,000 pounds of steam per hour. Steam pressure and temperature conditions were selected to meet requirements of the site at which the boiler was installed.

  1. Bed material agglomeration during fluidized bed combustion

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. C. Brown; M. R. Dawson; S. Noble

    1993-01-01

    The purpose of this project is to determine the physical and chemical reactions which led to the undesired agglomeration of bed material during fluidized bed combustion and to relate these reactions to specific causes. Survey of industrial-scale fluidized bed combustors is being conducted to determine the occurrence of bed agglomeration and the circumstances under which agglomeration took place. This task

  2. CFD MODELLING OF FLUIDIZED BED SYSTEMS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kari Myöhänen; Vesa Tanskanen; Timo Hyppänen; Riitta Kyrki-Rajamäki

    Gas-solid fluidized bed systems are used for various purposes, such as for energy production and in petrochemical processes. Because of the high volume fraction of the solid phase, the fluid dynamics of the solids have a major effect on mixing of reactants and the performance of the overall processes. The fluidized bed systems can be simulated by computational fluid dynamics

  3. Modeling of fluidized bed silicon deposition process

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kim, K.; Hsu, G.; Lutwack, R.; PRATURI A. K.

    1977-01-01

    The model is intended for use as a means of improving fluidized bed reactor design and for the formulation of the research program in support of the contracts of Silicon Material Task for the development of the fluidized bed silicon deposition process. A computer program derived from the simple modeling is also described. Results of some sample calculations using the computer program are shown.

  4. Fluidized bed deposition of diamond

    DOEpatents

    Laia, Jr., Joseph R. (Los Alamos, NM); Carroll, David W. (Los Alamos, NM); Trkula, Mitchell (Los Alamos, NM); Anderson, Wallace E. (Los Alamos, NM); Valone, Steven M. (Santa Fe, NM)

    1998-01-01

    A process for coating a substrate with diamond or diamond-like material including maintaining a substrate within a bed of particles capable of being fluidized, the particles having substantially uniform dimensions and the substrate characterized as having different dimensions than the bed particles, fluidizing the bed of particles, and depositing a coating of diamond or diamond-like material upon the substrate by chemical vapor deposition of a carbon-containing precursor gas mixture, the precursor gas mixture introduced into the fluidized bed under conditions resulting in excitation mechanisms sufficient to form the diamond coating.

  5. A fluidized bed enhances biotreatment

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1996-03-01

    Chlorinated organics such as trichloroethylene (TCE) are often difficult to treat biologically because they degrade into intermediate compounds that are toxic to most microorganisms. But recent advances in fluidized bed biotreatment by Envirex, Inc. (Waukesha, Wis.) indicate that difficult-to-treat wastes like TCE can be successfully biodegraded. The key is to add chemicals (dubbed co-metabolic substrates), which promote the growth of microbes that preferentially degrade the unwanted intermediate compounds. Preliminary field tests using phenol, toluene and methane as the co-metabolic substrate show that TCE levels can be reduced by as much as 95%.

  6. Staged cascade fluidized bed combustor

    DOEpatents

    Cannon, Joseph N. (4103 Farragut St., Hyattsville, MD 20781); De Lucia, David E. (58 Beacon St., Apt. No. 2, Boston, MA 02108); Jackson, William M. (5300 McArthur Blvd., NW., Washington, DC 20016); Porter, James H. (P.O. Box 1131, Daggett Ave., Vineyard Haven, MA 02568)

    1984-01-01

    A fluid bed combustor comprising a plurality of fluidized bed stages interconnected by downcomers providing controlled solids transfer from stage to stage. Each stage is formed from a number of heat transfer tubes carried by a multiapertured web which passes fluidizing air to upper stages. The combustor cross section is tapered inwardly from the middle towards the top and bottom ends. Sorbent materials, as well as non-volatile solid fuels, are added to the top stages of the combustor, and volatile solid fuels are added at an intermediate stage.

  7. Continuous austempering fluidized bed furnace. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Srinivasan, M.N. [Lamar Univ., Beaumont, TX (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering] [Lamar Univ., Beaumont, TX (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    1997-09-23

    The intended objective of this project was to show the benefits of using a fluidized bed furnace for austenitizing and austempering of steel castings in a continuous manner. The division of responsibilities was as follows: (1) design of the fluidized bed furnace--Kemp Development Corporation; (2) fabrication of the fluidized bed furnace--Quality Electric Steel, Inc.; (3) procedure for austempering of steel castings, analysis of the results after austempering--Texas A and M University (Texas Engineering Experiment Station). The Department of Energy provided funding to Texas A and M University and Kemp Development Corporation. The responsibility of Quality Electric Steel was to fabricate the fluidized bed, make test castings and perform austempering of the steel castings in the fluidized bed, at their own expense. The project goals had to be reviewed several times due to financial constraints and technical difficulties encountered during the course of the project. The modifications made and the associated events are listed in chronological order.

  8. Decontamination of combustion gases in fluidized bed incinerators

    DOEpatents

    Leon, Albert M. (Mamaroneck, NY)

    1982-01-01

    Sulfur-containing atmospheric pollutants are effectively removed from exit gas streams produced in a fluidized bed combustion system by providing a fluidized bed of particulate material, i.e. limestone and/or dolomite wherein a concentration gradient is maintained in the vertical direction. Countercurrent contacting between upwardly directed sulfur containing combustion gases and descending sorbent particulate material creates a concentration gradient across the vertical extent of the bed characterized in progressively decreasing concentration of sulfur, sulfur dioxide and like contaminants upwardly and decreasing concentration of e.g. calcium oxide, downwardly. In this manner, gases having progressively decreasing sulfur contents contact correspondingly atmospheres having progressively increasing concentrations of calcium oxide thus assuring optimum sulfur removal.

  9. Simulation of a Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustor with Shrinking Core and Emission Models

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Natthapong Ngampradit; Pornpote Piumsomboon; Boonrod Sajjakulnukit

    A Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustor (CFBC) is a highly efficient combustor. It can handle various types of solid fuels such as coal, biomass or agricultural wastes. Coal and biomass have been used as fuel to generate heat for a boiler in many industries. To predict the proper amount of mixed fuel and to reduce the emission from coal burning, a

  10. Investigation of fluidized-bed biological denitrification

    SciTech Connect

    Acox, T.A.

    1982-12-16

    The performance of the fluidized-bed bioreactor was modelled for denitrification using a multiple linear regression. Reasonable accuracy was obtained; however, this type of analysis did not take into account the hydraulic characteristics of the fluidized-bed. The Mulcahy and LaMotta computer program previously used to model a fluidized-bed bioreactor cannot be used in this case due to the Michaelis-Menton constant k determined in this study, which was one to two orders of magnitude lower. With some additional bioreactor study and computer program modification, this may prove to be of some benefit.

  11. Fluidized-Bed Reactor and Hot Gas Cleanup Facility

    SciTech Connect

    Rockey, J.M.

    1996-12-31

    As part of the Morgantown Energy Technology Center`s (METC) Advanced Gasification and Hot Gas Cleanup Facility, a 907 kg (1 ton) coal-per-day (10-inch inside diameter) jetting fluidized-bed gasifier provides realistic fuel gas for testing and developing high-temperature, high-pressure components and processes in a reducing (gasification) and oxidizing (combustion) environment. Operated mainly as a gasifier, the 0.25-m (10-inch) diameter reactor produces up to 227 kg/hr (500 lb/hr) of coal gas at 866 K (1,100{degrees}F) and 30 atmospheres (425 psig) for downstream testing. The raw coal gas is sampled for major and trace species and sent to a filter vessel capable of operating at 894 K (1,150{degrees}F) and 20 atmospheres (290 psig) of pressure. After particulate removal, the gas can be independently controlled to up to five sampling or reaction vessels including fluid-bed desulfurization, transport desulfurization, chloride, alkali, or other contaminant removal or recovery processes. The fluid-bed desulfurizer is capable of being isolated, purged, and exposed to an oxidizing environment for sorbent regeneration or other oxidation reaction. Isokinetic hazardous air pollutant (HAPS) monitoring is provided at the upstream and downstream of particulate removal. Over the post three years, 1,200 hours of operation have been completed in support of six separate Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs). These research agreements have been in the areas of candle filters and materials testing, direct sulfur recovery from sorbent regeneration tail gases, and gasifier development.

  12. Bed material agglomeration during fluidized bed combustion. Technical progress report, January 1, 1995--March 31, 1995

    SciTech Connect

    Brown, R.C.; Dawson, M.R.; Smeenk, J.L.

    1995-04-01

    Experiments performed support the hypothesis that a reducing atmosphere during fluidized bed coal combustion contributes to the formation of agglomerates. Reducing conditions are imposed by controlling the amount of combustion air supplied to the combustor, 50% of theoretical in these experiments. These localized reducing conditions may arise from either poor lateral bed mixing or oxygen-starved conditions due to the coal feed locations. Deviations from steady-state operating conditions in bed pressure drop may be used to detect agglomerate formation. Interpretation of the bed pressure drop was made more straightforward by employing a moving average difference method. During steady-state operation, the difference between the moving point averages should be close to zero, within {plus_minus}0.03 inches of water. Instability within the combustor, experienced once agglomerates begin to form, can be recognized as larger deviations from zero, on the magnitude of {plus_minus}0.15 inches of water.

  13. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW: CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION

    EPA Science Inventory

    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 ...

  14. Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion Boiler Project

    E-print Network

    Farbstein, S. B.; Moreland, T.

    1984-01-01

    The project to build a PYROFLOW circulating fluidized bed combustion (FBC) boiler at the BFGoodrich Chemical Plant at Henry, Illinois, is described. This project is being partially funded by Illinois to demonstrate the feasibility of utilizing high-sulfur...

  15. Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion Boiler Project 

    E-print Network

    Farbstein, S. B.; Moreland, T.

    1984-01-01

    The project to build a PYROFLOW circulating fluidized bed combustion (FBC) boiler at the BFGoodrich Chemical Plant at Henry, Illinois, is described. This project is being partially funded by Illinois to demonstrate the feasibility of utilizing high...

  16. Fluidized bed gasification of agricultural residue

    E-print Network

    Groves, John David

    1979-01-01

    advances in gasification technology have occurred. Among these are the use of oxygen, operation at elevated pressures, operation in a molten suspension, and use of' fluid beds (Rase, 1977). Fixed Bed Gasifiers Fixed bed gasifiers are currently being... and Horsfield (1977). The fuel gas obtained from the producer was used to power a small internal combustion engine attached to a ten kilowatt generator. Fluidized Bed Gasifiers One of the first systems to use a fluidized bed unit for gasification...

  17. Rocky Flats Plant fluidized-bed incinerator

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. J. Meile; F. G. Meyer; A. J. Johnson; D. L. Ziegler

    1982-01-01

    Laboratory and pilot-scale testing of a fluidized-bed incineration process for radioactive wastes led to the installation of an 82-kg\\/hr demonstration unit at Rocky Flats Plant in 1978. Design philosophy and criteria were formulated to fulfill the needs and objectives of an improved radwaste-incineration system. Unique process concepts include low-temperature (550°C), flameless, fluidized-bed combustion and catalytic afterburning; in-situ neutralization of acid

  18. Measuring and modeling solids movement in a large, cold fluidized-bed test facility. Fifth quarterly report for the period October 1, 1980December 31, 1980

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. J. Fitzgerald; R. V. Mrazek; S. D. Crane

    1980-01-01

    One part representing work on the development and testing of a flowmeter for measuring the motion of solids in a fluidized bed and the second part (a Ph. D. Thesis) on the plume model of fluidized-bed combustion of coal, including its development and validation, have been entered individually into EDB and ERA. (LTN)

  19. Comparative results of multifuels fluidized bed combustion testing in both bubbling and circulating bed modes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rickman

    1984-01-01

    GA Technologies Inc. has completed more than 7500 hr of fluidized bed combustion research on a wide variety of fuels, including bituminous coal and coal refuse, petroleum coke, and radioactive and industrial wastes. These tests have been sponsored by United States and foreign government agencies; electric utilities, a number of industrial firms, including chemical, oil, and primary metals companies; and

  20. Study on mixing performance of municipal solid waste (MSW) in differential density fluidized beds (FBs)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Li Xiaodong; Yan Jianhua; Ni Mingjiang; Cen Kefa

    2001-01-01

    Mixing performances of municipal solid waste (MSW) in differential density fluidized beds (FBs) have been investigated simulating five kinds of materials (plastic, wood, candle, coal and coal-stone). The results show that the differential density FB technology can realize good mixing performances for different MSW components. The density of MSW components has a conspicuous effect on the mixing characteristics of FB.

  1. Use of circulating-fluidized-bed combustors in compressed-air energy storage systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Nakhamkin; M. Patel

    1990-01-01

    This report presents the result of a study conducted by Energy Storage and Power Consultants (ESPC), with the objective to develop and analyze compressed air energy storage (CAES) power plant concepts which utilize coal-fired circulating fluidized bed combustors (CFBC) for heating air during generating periods. The use of a coal-fired CFBC unit for indirect heating of the compressed air, in

  2. Modeling of fluidized-bed combustion of coal: Phase II, final reports. Volume VI. FBC-Data Base-Management-System (FBC-DBMS) development

    SciTech Connect

    Louis, J.F.; Tung, S.E.

    1980-10-01

    The primary goal of the Fluidized Bed Combustor Data Base, (FBCDB), situated in MIT's Energy laboratory, is to establish a data repository for the express use of designers and research personnel involved in FBC development. DBMS is a software that provides an efficient way of storing, retrieving, updating and manipulating data using an English-like query language. It is anticipated that the FBCDB would play an active and a direct role in the development of FBC technology as well as in the FBC commercial application. After some in-house experience and after a careful and extensive review of commercially available database systems, it was determined that the Model 204 DBMS by Computer Corporation of America was the most suitable to our needs. The setup of a prototype in-house database also allowed us to investigate and understand fully the particular problems involved in coordinating FBC development with a DBMS. Various difficult aspects were encountered and solutions had been sought. For instance, we found that it was necessary to rename the variables to avoid repetition as well as to increase usefulness of our database and, hence, we had designed a classification system for which variables were classified under category to achieve standardization of variable names. The primary content of FBCDB is a collection of data points defined by the value of a number of specific FBC variables. A user may interactively access the database from a computer terminal at any location, retrieve, examine, and manipulate the data as well as produce tables or graphs of the results.

  3. Rivesville multicell fluidized bed boiler. Annual technical progress report. July 1978-June 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1980-08-01

    Design, construction and test program of a 300,000 lb/hr steam generating capacity multicell fluidized bed boiler (MFB), as a pollution free method of burning high-sulfur or highly corrosive coals, is being carried out. The concept involves burning fuels such as coal, in a fluidized bed of limestone particles that react with the sulfur compounds formed during combustion to reduce air pollution. Nitrogen oxide emissions are also reduced at the lower combustion temperatures. The CaSO/sub 4/ produced in the furnace is discharged with the ash or regenerated to CaO for reuse in the fluidized bed. Information is presented on continued operation of the Rivesville MFB steam generating plant in a commercial mode and for determining performance and emission characteristics; studies and tests on flyash characterization and reinjection, fuel feed eductors and needles, air distributor, corrosion-erosion and sulfur capture; engineering studies to improve MFB performance and reliability.

  4. Clean coal reference plants: Atmospheric CFB. Topical report, Task 1

    SciTech Connect

    Rubow, L.N.; Harvey, L.E.; Buchanan, T.L.; Carpenter, R.G.; Hyre, M.R.; Zaharchuk, R.

    1992-06-01

    The Clean Coal Technology Demonstration Program is a government and industry cofunded technology development effort to demonstrate a new generation of innovative coal utilization processes in a series of full-scale facilities. The goal of the program is to provide the US energy marketplace with a number of advanced, more efficient and environmentally responsive coal-using technologies. The Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) has the responsibility for monitoring the CCT Projects within certain technology categories, which correspond to the center`s areas of technology development, including atmospheric fluidized bed combustion, pressurized fluidized bed combustion, integrated gasification combined cycle, mild gasification, and industrial applications. A measure of success in the CCT program will be the commercial acceptance of the new technologies being demonstrated. The dissemination of project information to potential users is being accomplished by producing a series of reference plant designs which will provide the users a basis for the selection of technologies applicable to their future energy requirements. As a part of DOE`s monitoring and evaluation of the CCT Projects, Gilbert/Commonwealth (G/C) has been contracted to assist in this effort by producing the design of a commercial size Reference Plant, utilizing technologies developed in the CCT Program. This report, the first in a series, describes the design of a 400 MW electric power plant, utilizing an atmospheric pressure, circulating fluidized bed combustor (ACFB) similar to the one which was demonstrated at Colorado-Ute`s Nucla station, funded in Round 1 of the CCT Program. The intent of the reference plant design effort was to portray a commercial power plant with attributes considered important to the utility industry. The logical choice for the ACFB combustor was Pyropower since they supplied the ACFB for the Nucla Project.

  5. Fluidized bed charcoal particle production system

    SciTech Connect

    Sowards, N.K.

    1985-04-09

    A fluidized bed charcoal particle production system, including apparatus and method, wherein pieces of combustible waste, such as sawdust, fragments of wood, etc., are continuously disposed within a fluidized bed of a pyrolytic vessel. Preferably, the fluidized bed is caused to reach operating temperatures by use of an external pre-heater. The fluidized bed is situated above an air delivery system at the bottom of the vessel, which supports pyrolysis within the fluidized bed. Charcoal particles are thus formed within the bed from the combustible waste and are lifted from the bed and placed in suspension above the bed by forced air passing upwardly through the bed. The suspended charcoal particles and the gaseous medium in which the particles are suspended are displaced from the vessel into a cyclone mechanism where the charcoal particles are separated. The separated charcoal particles are quenched with water to terminate all further charcoal oxidation. The remaining off-gas is burned and, preferably, the heat therefrom used to generate steam, kiln dry lumber, etc. Preferably, the bed material is continuously recirculated and purified by removing tramp material.

  6. Pressurized circulating fluidized-bed combustion for power generation

    SciTech Connect

    Weimer, R.F.

    1995-08-01

    Second-generation Pressurized Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion (PCFBC) is the culmination of years of effort in the development of a new generation of power plants which can operate on lower-quality fuels with substantially improved efficiencies, meet environmental requirements, and provide a lower cost of electricity. Air Products was selected in the DOE Clean Coal Technology Round V program to build, own, and operate the first commercial power plant using second-generation PCFBC technology, to be located at an Air Products chemicals manufacturing facility in Calvert City, Kentucky. This paper describes the second-generation PCFBC concept and its critical technology components.

  7. Sampling and instrumentation for fluidized-bed combustion. Annual report, October 1978-September 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Johnson, I.; Podolski, W.F.; Myles, K.M.

    1980-09-01

    In the first section of this report, background information is presented on instrumentation for fluidized-bed combustion, i.e., for process control, scientific investigation, and safety in planned and operating fluidized-bed combustion systems. The objective of this study is to update and extend the fluidized-bed portion of a preceding report, A Study of the State-of-the-Art of Instrumentation for Process Control and Safety in Large-Scale Coal Gasification, Liquefaction, and Fluidized-Bed Combustion Systems, ANL-76-4. The second section of this report describes two prototype mass flow rate instruments installed on the solids feed lines of an existing ANL fluidized-bed combustor. The Fossil Instrumentation Group at ANL designed, fabricated, and installed these instruments in cooperation with Chemical Engineering Division personnel - one on the coal feedline and one on the coal/limestone feedline. Each instrument consisted of a capacitive sensor spoolpiece and an associated preamplifier and signal conditioning. One channel of each instrument provides three outputs. One delivers a density signal while two others deliver two signals for measuring velocity by cross-correlation. Operation was verified by using laboratory signal analyzers to process the signals. The third section of this report summarizes the results of a Spectron Development Laboratory subcontract from ANL to investigate analytical techniques suitable for monitoring the concentration of gaseous alkali compounds in the hot gas stream from a fluidized-bed combustor. It was concluded from the study that the concept of using the Na/sub 2/SO/sub 4/ dew point to detect the onset of hot corrosion conditions is the most attractive of the techniques evaluated.

  8. Combined Microwave\\/Fluidized Bed Drying of Fresh Peppercorns

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Weerachai Kaensup; Somchai Wongwises

    2004-01-01

    A fluidized bed dryer (FBD) and a combined microwave\\/fluidized bed dryer (CMFD) are used to dry the fresh ripe peppercorns. The average moisture content vs. elapsed drying time, and drying rate vs. average moisture content are experimentally investigated. It is found that the microwave field from the CMFD can increase the potential of the conventional fluidized bed drying. The drying

  9. Reduction of particulate carryover from a pressurized fluidized bed

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Patch, R. W.

    1979-01-01

    A bench scale fluidized bed combustor was constructed with a conical shape so that the enlarged upper part of the combustor would also serve as a granular bed filter. The combustor was fed coal and limestone. Ninety-nine tests of about four hours each were conducted over a range of conditions. Coal-to-air ratio varied from 0.033 to 0.098 (all lean). Limestone-to-coal ratio varied from 0.06 to 0.36. Bed depth varied from 3.66 to 8.07 feet. Temperature varied from 1447 to 1905 F. Pressure varied from 40 to 82 psia. Heat transfer area had the range zero to 2.72 ft squared. Two cone angles were used. The average particulate carry over of 2.5 grains/SCF was appreciably less than cylindrical fluidized bed combustors. The carry over was correlated by multiple regression analysis to yield the dependence on bed depth and hence the collection efficiency, which was 20%. A comparison with a model indicated that the exhaust port may be below the transport disengaging height for most of the tests, indicating that further reduction in carry over and increase in collection efficiency could be affected by increasing the freeboard and height of the exhaust port above the bed.

  10. ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY WITH A CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION SYSTEM

    SciTech Connect

    Wei-Ping Pan; Andy Wu; John T. Riley

    2005-01-30

    This report is to present the progress made on the project ''Establishment of an Environmental Control Technology Laboratory (ECTL) with a Circulating Fluidized-Bed Combustion (CFBC) System'' during the period October 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004. The following tasks have been completed. First, the renovation of the new Combustion Laboratory and the construction of the Circulating Fluidized-Bed (CFB) Combustor Building have proceeded well. Second, the detailed design of supporting and hanging structures for the CFBC was completed. Third, the laboratory-scale simulated fluidized-bed facility was modified after completing a series of pretests. The two problems identified during the pretest were solved. Fourth, the carbonization of chicken waste and coal was investigated in a tube furnace and a Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA). The experimental results from this study are presented in this report. Finally, the proposed work for the next quarter has been outlined in this report.

  11. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESMENT OF SOLID RESIDUES FROM FLUIDIZED-BED FUEL PROCESSING

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report gives results of a 2-year study of the environmental assessment of solid residues generated by fluidized-bed combustion (FBC) of coal and gasification of oil. Included are a literature search, chemical and physical residue characterization, laboratory leaching studies,...

  12. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF SOLID RESIDUES FROM FLUIDIZED-BED FUEL PROCESSING

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report gives results of the first 15 months of an environmental assessment of solid residues generated by fluidized-bed combustion (FBC) of coal and gasification of oil. Included are a literature search, chemical and physical residue characterization, laboratory leaching stud...

  13. Sorbent utilization prediction methodology: sulfur control in fluidized-bed combustors

    SciTech Connect

    Fee, D.C.; Wilson, W.I.; Shearer, J.A.; Smith, G.W.; Lenc, J.F.; Fan, L.S.; Myles, K.M.; Johnson, I.

    1980-09-01

    The United States Government has embarked on an ambitious program to develop and commercialize technologies to efficiently extract energy from coal in an environmentally acceptable manner. One of the more promising new technologies for steam and power generation is the fluidized-bed combustion of coal. In this process, coal is burned in a fluidized bed composed mainly of calcined limestone sorbent. The calcium oxide reacts chemically to capture the sulfur dioxide formed during the combustion and to maintain the stack gas sulfur emissions at acceptable levels. The spent sulfur sorbent, containing calcium sulfate, is a dry solid that can be disposed of along with coal ash or potentially used. Other major advantages of fluidized-bed combustion are the reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions because of the relatively low combustion temperatures, the capability of burning wide varieties of fuel, the high carbon combustion efficiencies, and the high heat-transfer coefficients. A key to the widespread commercialization of fluidized-bed technology is the ability to accurately predict the amount of sulfur that will be captured by a given sorbent. This handbook meets this need by providing a simple, yet reliable, user-oriented methodology (the ANL method) that allows performance of a sorbent to be predicted. The methodology is based on only three essential sorbent parameters, each of which can be readily obtained from standardized laboratory tests. These standard tests and the subsequent method of data reduction are described in detail.

  14. Characterizing and modeling combustion of mild-gasification chars in pressurized fluidized beds

    SciTech Connect

    Daw, C.S.

    1995-10-01

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is supported by the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) of the Department of Energy (DOE) under FWP-FEAA310 to characterize the fuel properties of liquid and char coproducts from the mild gasification of coal, Because most of the energy content of coals subjected to mild gasification is retained in the byproduct char, efficient and cost-effective utilization of the char is essential in insuring that candidate gasification processes are commercially viable. One potential use for char of particular interest to DOE is pressurized fluidized bed combustion (PFBC). PFBC is of particular interest because it has the potential for 10 to 30 percent greater overall energy efficiency than atmospheric fluidized bed combustion (AFBC), While bench-scale tools and analytical procedures for characterizing fuels for AFBC have been recently demonstrated, no such tools have been reliably demonstrated for PFBC. This report summarizes the results of joint research collaboration between ORNL and B&W that has been directed at modifying the previously developed AFBC fuel characterization procedures to be applicable for mild-gasification chars and PFBC conditions. The specific objectives were to: (1) characterize the combustion reactivity of a selected set of candidate mild- gasification chars at PFB conditions; (2) compare the measured char characteristics with those of more conventional PFBC fuels; (3) modify an AFBC computer code previously developed by B&W and ORNL for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to predict PFBC performance; and (4) apply the modified code and measured char combustion characteristics to make performance predictions for the candidate chars relative to more conventional fuels.

  15. Process Analysis of Lignite Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler Coupled with Pyrolysis Topping

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wang, Baoqun; Dong, Li; Wang, Yin; Matsuzawa, Y.; Xu, Guangwen

    We developed a comprehensive process model in ASPEN Plus to simulate the energy and mass balances of a lignite-fueled atmospheric circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler integrated with coal predrying and pyrolysis topping. In this model, it is assumed that the heat from exhausted flue gas was employed for coal predrying, and the sensible heat derived from circulated bed material was used for the pyrolysis topping (endothermic process). The simulation was conducted with respectto the Yunnan Kaiyuan CFB boiler, and two representative lignite coals from Xiao Long Tan (XLT) and Xin Shao (XS) were considered. The result shows that the predrying of coal with the sensible heat of above 363 K from flue gas, the amount of coal consumed in the boiler can be reduced by 3.5% and 5.3% for XLT lignite and XS lignite, respectively. It was also found that integration of pyrolysis topping with the boiler increased the coal consumption of the boiler, and the extent of consumption-increase varies with the yields of tar and gas in the pyrolysis topping process. For agas yield of 5.2% and a tar yield of 5-6%, the consumption of XS lignite increased by about 20% comparing to that in the case without topping.

  16. Feasibility assessment of an endothermic gas generator-built-in fluidized bed furnace

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Fan-Shiong Chen; Ming-Chyi Yeh

    1998-01-01

    Advantages of the fluidized bed furnace are claimed to be the rapid heating rate, fast atmosphere purging speed and good temperature uniformity. However, it consumes enormous amounts of fuel gas and the atmosphere composition in the bed is unstable because of direct boosting of fuel gas and air from the bottom of the bed. As a result, the effective treating

  17. MUNICIPAL WASTE COMBUSTION ASSESSMENT: FLUIDIZED BED COMBUSTION

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report documents the results of an assessment of fluidized bed combustors (FBCs) to minimize air emissions from municipal waste combustors (MWCs). Objectives of the assessment were to identify the population of existing and planned refuse fired FBC facilities in the U.S., exa...

  18. Reversed flow fluidized-bed combustion apparatus

    DOEpatents

    Shang, Jer-Yu (Fairfax, VA); Mei, Joseph S. (Morgantown, WV); Wilson, John S. (Morgantown, WV)

    1984-01-01

    The present invention is directed to a fluidized-bed combustion apparatus provided with a U-shaped combustion zone. A cyclone is disposed in the combustion zone for recycling solid particulate material. The combustion zone configuration and the recycling feature provide relatively long residence times and low freeboard heights to maximize combustion of combustible material, reduce nitrogen oxides, and enhance sulfur oxide reduction.

  19. Polypropylene Combustion in a Fluidized Bed Combustor

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. Han; T. Shimizu; M. Wataru; H. Kim; G. Wang

    2010-01-01

    Waste plastics show a great promise in energy recovery via combustion process due to the high calorific value and the implementation of policies to improve recycling. The output of waste plastics is especially relatively enormous. In this work, energy recycle from waste plastics was investigated in a semi-pilot scale fluidized bed combustor. The waste plastic selected in this work was

  20. State of Fluidized Bed Combustion Technology

    E-print Network

    Pope, M.

    1979-01-01

    velocities in the vicinity of four to twelve feet per second, have proven the concept. Early history of this technology is traced, and the progress that has been made in the development of fluidized bed combustion boilers, as well as work currently underway...

  1. FBC: Gaining acceptance. [Fluidized Bed Combustion

    SciTech Connect

    Gawlicki, S.M.

    1991-04-01

    This article addresses the growing acceptance of fluidized bed combustion as a technology appropriate for use in dual-purpose power plants. The article reviews projects for cogeneration in California, a demonstration plant sponsored by the US Department of Energy in Ohio (this plant also incorporates combined cycle operation), and an electric power/greenhouse project in Pennsylvania.

  2. Particle Pressures in Fluidized Beds. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Campbell, C.S.; Rahman, K.; Jin, C.

    1996-09-01

    This project studies the particle pressure, which may be thought of as the force exerted by the particulate phase of a multiphase mixture, independently of that exerted by other phases. The project is divided into two parts, one concerning gas and the other liquid fluidized beds. Previous work on gas fluidized beds had suggested that the particle pressures are generated by bubbling action. Thus, for these gas fluidized bed studies, the particle pressure is measured around single bubbles generated in 2-D fluidized beds, using special probes developed especially for this purpose. Liquid beds are immune from bubbling and the particle pressures proved too small to measure directly. However, the major interest in particle pressures in liquid beds lies in their stabilizing effect that arises from the effective elasticity (the derivative of the particle pressure with respect to the void fraction): they impart to the bed. So rather than directly measure the particle pressure, we inferred the values of the elasticity from measurements of instability growth in liquid beds the inference was made by first developing a generic stability model (one with all the normally modeled coefficients left undetermined)and then working backwards to determine the unknown coefficients, including the elasticity.

  3. Particle pressures in fluidized beds. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Campbell, C.S.; Rahman, K.; Jin, C.

    1996-09-01

    This project studies the particle pressure, which may be thought of as the force exerted by the particulate phase of a multiphase mixture, independently of that exerted by other phases. The project is divided into two parts, one concerning gas and the other liquid fluidized beds. Previous work on gas fluidized beds had suggested that the particle pressures are generated by bubbling action. Thus, for these gas fluidized bed studies, the particle pressure is measured around single bubbles generated in 2-D fluidized beds, using special probes developed especially for this purpose. Liquid beds are immune from bubbling and the particle pressures proved too small to measure directly. However, the major interest in particle pressures in liquid beds lies in their stabilizing effect that arises from the effective elasticity (the derivative of the particle pressure with respect to the void fraction), they impart to the bed. So rather than directly measure the particle pressure, the authors inferred the values of the elasticity from measurements of instability growth in liquid beds; the inference was made by first developing a generic stability model (one with all the normally modeled coefficients left undetermined) and then working backwards to determine the unknown coefficients, including the elasticity.

  4. Effect of CaO on retention of S, Cl, Br, As, Mn, V, Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn, W and Pb in bottom ashes from fluidized-bed coal combustion power station.

    PubMed

    Barto?ová, Lucie; Klika, Zden?k

    2014-07-01

    This work was conducted to evaluate whether Ca-bearing additives used during coal combustion can also help with the retention of some other elements. This work was focused on the evaluation of bottom ashes collected during four full-scale combustion tests at an operating thermal fluidized-bed power station. Bottom ashes were preferred to fly ashes for the study to avoid interference from condensation processes usually occurring in the post-combustion zone. This work focused on the behaviors of S, Cl, Br, As, Mn, V, Cr, Ni, Cu, Zn, W, and Pb. Strong positive correlations with CaO content in bottom ashes were observed (for all four combustion tests) for S, As, Cl and Br (R=0.917-0.999). Strong inverse proportionality was calculated between the contents of Pb, Zn, Ni, Cr and Mn and CaO, so these elements showed association to materials other than Ca-bearing compounds (e.g., to aluminosilicates, organic matter, etc.). Somewhat unclear behaviors were observed for W, Cu, and V. Their correlation coefficients were evaluated as statistically "not significant", i.e., these elements were not thought to be significantly associated with CaO. It was also discovered that major enrichment of CaO in the finest bottom ash fractions could be advantageously used for simple separation of elements strongly associated with these fractions, mainly S and As, but also Cl or Br. Removal of 5% of the finest ash particles brings about a decrease in As concentration down to 77%-80% of its original bulk ash content, which can be conveniently used e.g., when high As content complicates further ash utilization. PMID:25079991

  5. A Feasibility Study on Low Temperature Thermochemical Treatments of Austenitic Stainless Steel in Fluidized Bed Furnace

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Haruman, Esa; Sun, Yong; Triwiyanto, Askar; Manurung, Yupiter H. P.; Adesta, Erry Y.

    2011-04-01

    In this work, the feasibility of using an industrial fluidized bed furnace to perform low temperature thermochemical treatments of austenitic stainless steels has been studied, with the aim to produce expanded austenite layers with combined wear and corrosion resistance, similar to those achievable by plasma and gaseous processes. Several low temperature thermochemical treatments were studied, including nitriding, carburizing, combined nitridingcarburizing (hybrid treatment), and sequential carburizing and nitriding. The results demonstrate that it is feasible to produce expanded austenite layers on the investigated austenitic stainless steel by the fluidized bed heat treatment technique, thus widening the application window for the novel low temperature processes. The results also demonstrate that the fluidized bed furnace is the most effective for performing the hybrid treatment, which involves the simultaneous incorporation of nitrogen and carbon together into the surface region of the component in nitrogen and carbon containing atmospheres. Such hybrid treatment produces a thicker and harder layer than the other three processes investigated.

  6. Synthesis of a nanosilica supported CO2 sorbent in a fluidized bed reactor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Soria-Hoyo, C.; Valverde, J. M.; van Ommen, J. R.; Sánchez-Jiménez, P. E.; Pérez-Maqueda, L. A.; Sayagués, M. J.

    2015-02-01

    CaO has been deposited on a nanosilica powder matrix by a procedure based on atomic layer deposition (ALD) in a fluidized bed reactor at atmospheric pressure following a potentially scalable process. In previous works ALD in gas fluidized bed has been mostly performed under reduced pressure, which hampers scaling-up the production technology. The material synthesized in the present work is tested as CO2 solid sorbent at calcium looping conditions. Multicyclic thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) shows that the nanosilica support stabilizes the capture capacity of CaO. EDX-STEM analysis illustrates the presence of Ca well distributed on the surface of the SiO2 nanoparticles.

  7. Modelling coal gasification with a hybrid neural network

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bing Guo; Youting Shen; Dingkai Li; Fu Zhao

    1997-01-01

    Gasification of two coals was carried out in a batch feed fluidized bed reactor at atmospheric pressure using steam as fluidizing medium. A model of coal gasification was developed, incorporating a first-principles model with a neural network parameter estimator. The hybrid neural network was trained with experimental data for the two coals and gave good performance in process modelling. A

  8. Two-dimensional model for circulating fluidized-bed reactors

    SciTech Connect

    Schoenfelder, H.; Kruse, M.; Werther, J. [Technical Univ. Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg (Germany). Dept. of Chemical Engineering] [Technical Univ. Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg (Germany). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

    1996-07-01

    Circulating fluidized bed reactors are widely used for the combustion of coal in power stations as well as for the cracking of heavy oil in the petroleum industry. A two-dimensional reactor model for circulating fluidized beds (CFB) was studied based on the assumption that at every location within the riser, a descending dense phase and a rising lean phase coexist. Fluid mechanical variables may be calculated from one measured radial solids flux profile (upward and downward). The internal mass-transfer behavior is described on the basis of tracer gas experiments. The CFB reactor model was tested against data from ozone decomposition experiments in a CFB cold flow model (15.6-m height, 0.4-m ID) operated in the ranges 2.5--4.5 m/s and 9--45 kg/(m{sup 2}{center_dot}s) of superficial gas velocity and solids mass flux, respectively. Based on effective reaction rate constants determined from the ozone exit concentration, the model was used to predict the spatial reactant distribution within the reactor. Model predictions agreed well with measurements.

  9. Effect of experimental conditions on co-gasification of coal, biomass and plastics wastes with air\\/steam mixtures in a fluidized bed system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Filomena Pinto; Carlos Franco; Rui Neto André; C. Tavares; M. Dias; I. Gulyurtlu; I. Cabrita

    2003-01-01

    The effect of temperature and of gasification medium was studied, using only air, only steam and mixtures of both as gasification medium, with the aim of optimising co-gasification of coal and wastes. The rise in gasification temperature promoted hydrocarbons further reactions, leading to a decrease in tars and hydrocarbons contents and an increase in H2 release. Increasing temperature, from 750

  10. Materials for FBC (fluidized-bed combustion) air heater applications

    SciTech Connect

    Natesan, K.; Miller, S.A.; Podolski, W.F.

    1987-01-01

    The US DOE-sponsored Atmospheric Fluidized-Bed Cogeneration Air Heater Experiment (ACAHE) is intended to assess the performance of various heat exchanger materials in order to establish confidence in the resultant designs of fluidized-bed combustion (FBC) air heater systems. Westinghouse Electric Corp. is preparing specifications and hardware for the ACAHE. Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), through a contract with the Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell International, will conduct the tests in the DOE 6-ft by 6-ft AFBC facility in El Segundo, California. This paper presents a brief overview of the project, followed by a summary of the materials assessment work at ANL. Pertinent high-temperature materials exposure data and a possible corrosion mechanism in FBC's are discussed. Results from laboratory-scale corrosion experiments are then presented. These tests, have provided corrosion information on a variety of ASME-coded and noncoded structural materials, coatings, claddings, and weldments under a well-characterized laboratory test environment simulating the atmosphere in an FBC. 35 refs.

  11. Modeling of methanol to olefins (MTO) process in a circulating fluidized bed reactor

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S Soundararajan; A. K Dalai; F Berruti

    2001-01-01

    Methanol is obtained commercially from natural gas. However, production of light olefins such as ethylene, propylene, etc. from natural gas is higher value-added gas conversion option and therefore, the conversion of methanol to olefins is of industrial importance. In the present work, this process is simulated in a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) reactor at 450°C and at atmospheric pressure. The

  12. REGENERATION OF CALCIUM-BASED SO2 SORBENTS FOR FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION: ENGINEERING EVALUATION

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report gives results of an engineering evaluation of regeneration of calcium-based SO2 sorbents (limestone and dolomite) for application in both atmospheric and pressurized fluidized-bed combustion (FBC) processes. Economics of FBC power plants, operated with regeneration, ar...

  13. Two-dimensional simulation of temperature distributions inside pressurized fluidized bed combustors

    SciTech Connect

    Artlich, S.; Mackens, W.; Werther, J. [Technical Univ. Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg (Germany)

    1997-12-31

    A particular characteristic of Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustors with stationary fluidized beds (PFBC) is the high rate of heat release in the vicinity of he coal feed points. This may cause local overheating of the bed. Thus a two-dimensional model is presented which describes the temperature distribution inside a PFBC as a function of coal characteristics, operating parameters and geometry. The model is composed of two mass balances describing the carbon and the oxygen concentration inside the stationary bed as well as of an enthalpy balance. Furthermore, a submodel takes into account the feed of coal into the reactor as a coal-water mixture. The numerical calculations yield two-dimensional profiles of the carbon and the oxygen concentration and the temperature distribution, respectively. The simulation results point at and quantify critical parameters which have to be considered when dealing with the scale-up of boilers from the pilot-scale to large-scale size.

  14. The modeling of the combustion of high-ash coal–char particles suitable for pressurised fluidized bed combustion: shrinking reacted core model

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Raymond Everson; Hein Neomagus; Rufaro Kaitano

    2005-01-01

    An investigation was undertaken involving the combustion of high-ash coal\\/char particles under conditions suitable for pressurised fluidised bed combustion, in order to evaluate an overall combustion model. The use of very poor quality feedstocks (greater than 40% ash, low calorific value and high sulphur content) in conventional pulverised fuel combustors (PFC) could be technically difficult and un-economical, and has the

  15. Engineer, design, construct, test and evaluate a pressurized fluidized bed pilot plant using high sulfur coal for production of electric power. Phase III. Pilot plant construction. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1984-11-01

    This final report describes the coal-fired plant design capable of producing electric power in an environmentally clean manner. The report presents the predicted performance using high sulfur bituminous coal and summarizes the construction activities and changes through completion on November 30, 1983. The construction activities involved: (1) the site excavation and pouring foundations for the PFB process equipment structural tower, control building, dolomite silo, boost compressor, and various equipment footings; (2) the fabrication and erection of the support steel work for the process equipment tower, control building, rail car thaw shed, and particulate scrubber and exhaust stack; (3) the fabrication and erection of the process equipment including the PFB combustor vessel, windbox, in-bed heat exchanger and process piping, the ash recycle system, the gas clean-up system, the ash removal, cooling and storage system, the coal handling, preparation and injection systems, the dolomite receiving, handling, storage and injection systems, the boost air compressor, dryer and receiver systems, the purge instrument and service air systems, the control, instrument and electrical systems, the tower elevator, the cardox, Halon and water fire protection system, etc. In addition, modifications and refurbishment were completed on the existing equipment at the site which was incorporated into the Pilot Plant system. Finally, plans were prepared describing the operating procedures, maintenance requirements, spare parts list, training program and manpower requirements for the proposed Phase IV test evaluation program. 37 figures, 11 tables.

  16. Solar heated fluidized bed gasification system

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Qader, S. A.

    1981-09-01

    A solar-powered fluidized bed gasification system for gasifying carbonaceous material is presented. The system includes a solar gasifier which is heated by fluidizing gas and steam. Energy to heat the gas and steam is supplied by a high heat capacity refractory honeycomb which surrounds the fluid bed reactor zone. The high heat capacity refractory honeycomb is heated by solar energy focused on the honeycomb by solar concentrator through solar window. The fluid bed reaction zone is also heated directly and uniformly by thermal contact of the high heat capacity ceramic honeycomb with the walls of the fluidized bed reactor. Provisions are also made for recovering and recycling catalysts used in the gasification process. Back-up furnace is provided for start-up procedures and for supplying heat to the fluid bed reaction zone when adequate supplies of solar energy are not available.

  17. Fluidized bed silicon deposition from silane

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hsu, George C. (Inventor); Levin, Harry (Inventor); Hogle, Richard A. (Inventor); Praturi, Ananda (Inventor); Lutwack, Ralph (Inventor)

    1982-01-01

    A process and apparatus for thermally decomposing silicon containing gas for deposition on fluidized nucleating silicon seed particles is disclosed. Silicon seed particles are produced in a secondary fluidized reactor by thermal decomposition of a silicon containing gas. The thermally produced silicon seed particles are then introduced into a primary fluidized bed reactor to form a fluidized bed. Silicon containing gas is introduced into the primary reactor where it is thermally decomposed and deposited on the fluidized silicon seed particles. Silicon seed particles having the desired amount of thermally decomposed silicon product thereon are removed from the primary fluidized reactor as ultra pure silicon product. An apparatus for carrying out this process is also disclosed.

  18. Bed material agglomeration during fluidized bed combustion

    SciTech Connect

    Brown, R.C.; Dawson, M.R.; Noble, S.

    1993-02-01

    The purpose of this project is to determine the physical and chemical reactions which led to the undesired agglomeration of bed material during fluidized bed combustion and to relate these reactions to specific causes. Survey of industrial-scale fluidized bed combustors is being conducted to determine the occurrence of bed agglomeration and the circumstances under which agglomeration took place. This task should be finished by the end of February. Samples of bed material, agglomerate material, and boiler deposits are being requested from boiler operators as part of the survey. Once received, these sample will be analyzed to determine chemical and mineralogic composition. The bulk chemical determination will be performed using x-ray fluorescence and inductively coupled plasma-optical emission (ICP). Mineralogy will be detected by x-ray diffraction (XRD). Chemical and mineral reactions will be determined by scanning electron microscopy, optical microscopy, and electron microprobe.

  19. Status of topping combustor development for second-generation fluidized bed combined cycles

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. V. Garland; P. W. Pillsbury

    1992-01-01

    This paper reports that addition of a fluidized bed combustor to a high-efficiency combined cycle plant enables direct firing of inexpensive run-of-the-mine coal in an environmentally acceptable manner. To attain high thermal efficiencies, coal pyrolysis is included. The low heating value fuel gas from the pyrolyzer is burned in a topping combustion system that boosts gas turbine inlet temperature to

  20. Use of glow discharge in fluidized beds

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Wydeven, T.; Wood, P. C.; Ballou, E. V.; Spitze, L. A. (inventor)

    1981-01-01

    Static charges and agglomerization of particles in a fluidized bed systems are minimized by maintaining in at least part of the bed a radio frequency glow discharge. This approach is eminently suitable for processes in which the conventional charge removing agents, i.e., moisture or conductive particle coatings, cannot be used. The technique is applied here to the disproportionation of calcium peroxide diperoxyhydrate to yield calcium superoxide, an exceptionally water and heat sensitive reaction.

  1. Fluidized-bed biological nitrogen removal

    SciTech Connect

    Hosaka, Yukihisa; Minami, Takeshi; Nasuno, Sai (Bureau of Sewage, Tokyo (Japan))

    1991-08-01

    This article describes a compact process for nitrogen removal developed in Japan. It does not require the large amounts of land of current denitrification processes. The process uses a three-phase fluidized bed of granular anthracite to which the nitrifying bacteria adhere and are fluidized by the activated sludge in the reactor. The process was developed in response to the need for nitrogen and phosphorus removal from waste water to prevent the eutrophication of Tokyo Bay, Japan.

  2. Dynamics of a shallow fluidized bed

    SciTech Connect

    Tsimring, Lev S. [Institute for Nonlinear Science, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0402 (United States)] [Institute for Nonlinear Science, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0402 (United States); Ramaswamy, Ramakrishna [School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110 067, (India)] [School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110 067, (India); Sherman, Philip [Institute for Nonlinear Science, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0402 (United States)] [Institute for Nonlinear Science, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0402 (United States)

    1999-12-01

    The results of the experimental study of the dynamics of a shallow fluidized bed are reported. The behavior of granular material is controlled by the interplay of two factors--levitation due to the upward airflow, and sliding back due to gravity. Near the threshold of instability, the system shows critical behavior with remarkably long transient dynamics. The experimental observations are compared with a simple cellular automata model. (c) 1999 The American Physical Society.

  3. Fundamentals of agglomeration in a fluidized bed

    SciTech Connect

    Huang, C.S.

    1985-01-01

    A visually observable fluidized bed, which can be operated under conditions in which agglomeration of the bed materials occurs, was designed and constructed. Polyethylene particles and silica sand coated with a thin layer of Elvax were chosen as bed materials. The coated particles used were in three different size ranges +180-250, +250-425, +425-600 ..mu..m and had three different coating thicknesses, 1, 3, and 5 ..mu..m. Two types of fluidized gas distributors were used: a porous plate with an independently fed jet at the center. The fluidized bed could be operated in either continuous-feed mode or in batch mode. In the case of polyethylene particles as bed material in the batch system, the amount of agglomerates increased linearly with residence time and increased exponentially with either auxiliary air or jet air temperature. The amount of agglomerates increased with jet nozzle size at the constant jet air flow rate. For a given jet nozzle size the agglomeration rate increased initially with jet air velocity, reached a maximum value and then decreased. In the case of coated particle as bed material, in the batch fluidized bed, the amount of agglomerates increased with residence time and then leveled off. It increased sharply with jet air temperature, coating thickness, concentration of coated particles and decreasing particle sizes. The agglomeration rate constants calculated from the model agree reasonably well with those obtained from experimental data. The model provides the better understanding of the complicated phenomena of agglomeration and could be an initial guide in choosing the operating conditions of an agglomerating fluidized bed.

  4. Status of the fluidized bed unit

    SciTech Connect

    Williams, P.M.; Wade, J.F.

    1994-06-01

    Rocky Flats has a serious mixed waste problem. No technology or company has a license and available facilities to remedy this dilemma. One solution under study is to use a catalytic fluidized bed unit to destroy the combustible portion of the mixed waste. The fluidized bed thermal treatment program at Rocky Flats is building on knowledge gained over twenty years of successful development activity. The FBU has numerous technical advantages over other thermal technologies to treat Rocky Flats` mixed waste, the largest being the lower temperature (700{degrees}C versus 1000{degrees}C) which reduces acid corrosion and mechanical failures and obviates the need for ceramic lining. Successful demonstrations have taken place on bench, pilot, and full-scale tests using radioactive mixed wastes. The program is approaching implementation and licensing of a production-scale fluidized bed system for the safe treatment of mixed waste. The measure for success on this project is the ability to work closely with the community to jointly solve problems and respond to concerns of mixed waste treatment at Rocky Flats.

  5. Single-stage fluidized-bed gasification

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lau, F. S.; Rue, D. M.; Weil, S. A.; Punwani, D. V.

    1982-04-01

    The single-stage fluidized-bed gasification process, in addition to being a simple system, maximizes gas production and allows the economic exploitation of small peat deposits. The objective of this gasification project is to conduct experiments in order to obtain data for designing a single-stage fluidized-bed gasifier, and to evaluate the economics of converting peat to synthesis gas and to SNG by this process. An existing high-temperature and high-pressure process development unit (PDU) was modified to permit the direct feeding of peat to the fluidized bed. Peat flows by gravity from the feed hopper through a 6-inch line to the screw-feeder conveyor. From there, it is fed to the bottom tee section of the reactor and transported into the gasification zone. Oxygen and steam are fed through a distributing ring into the reactor. Gasification reactions occur in the annulus formed by the reactor tube and a central standpipe. Peat ash is discharged from the reactor by overflowing into the standpipe and is collected in a solids receiver.

  6. Method of and apparatus for preheating pressurized fluidized bed combustor and clean-up subsystem of a gas turbine power plant

    DOEpatents

    Cole, Rossa W. (E. Rutherford, NJ); Zoll, August H. (Cedar Grove, NJ)

    1982-01-01

    In a gas turbine power plant having a pressurized fluidized bed combustor, gas turbine-air compressor subsystem and a gas clean-up subsystem interconnected for fluid flow therethrough, a pipe communicating the outlet of the compressor of the gas turbine-air compressor subsystem with the interior of the pressurized fluidized bed combustor and the gas clean-up subsystem to provide for flow of compressed air, heated by the heat of compression, therethrough. The pressurized fluidized bed combustor and gas clean-up subsystem are vented to atmosphere so that the heated compressed air flows therethrough and loses heat to the interior of those components before passing to the atmosphere.

  7. The Nucla Circulating Fluidized-Bed Demonstration Project: A U.S. DOE post-project assessment

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1995-06-01

    This report is a post-project assessment of the Nucla Circulating Fluidized-Bed (CFB) Demonstration Project, the second project to be completed in the DOE Clean Coal Technology Program. Nucla was the first successful utility repowering project in the US, increasing the capacity of the original power station from 36 MW(e) to 110 MW(e) and extending its life by 30 years. In the CFB boiler, combustion and desulfurization both take place in the fluidized bed. Calcium in the sorbent captures sulfur dioxide and the relatively low combustion temperatures limit NOx formation. Hot cyclones separate the larger particles from the gas and recirculates them to the lower zones of the combustion chambers. This continuous circulation of coal char and sorbent particles is the novel feature of CFB technology. This demonstration project significantly advanced the environmental, operational, and economic potential of atmospheric CFB technology, precipitating a large number of orders for atmospheric CFB equipment. By 1994, more than 200 atmospheric CFB boilers have been constructed worldwide. Although at least six CFB units have been operated, the Nucla project`s CFB database continues to be an important and unique resource for the design of yet larger atmospheric CFB systems. The post-project assessment report is an independent DOE appraisal of the success a completed project had in achieving its objectives and aiding in the commercialization of the demonstrated technology. The report also provides an assessment of the expected technical, environmental, and economic performance of the commercial version of the technology as well as an analysis of the commercial market.

  8. Modeling biomass gasification in circulating fluidized beds

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Miao, Qi

    In this thesis, the modeling of biomass gasification in circulating fluidized beds was studied. The hydrodynamics of a circulating fluidized bed operating on biomass particles were first investigated, both experimentally and numerically. Then a comprehensive mathematical model was presented to predict the overall performance of a 1.2 MWe biomass gasification and power generation plant. A sensitivity analysis was conducted to test its response to several gasifier operating conditions. The model was validated using the experimental results obtained from the plant and two other circulating fluidized bed biomass gasifiers (CFBBGs). Finally, an ASPEN PLUS simulation model of biomass gasification was presented based on minimization of the Gibbs free energy of the reaction system at chemical equilibrium. Hydrodynamics plays a crucial role in defining the performance of gas-solid circulating fluidized beds (CFBs). A 2-dimensional mathematical model was developed considering the hydrodynamic behavior of CFB gasifiers. In the modeling, the CFB riser was divided into two regions: a dense region at the bottom and a dilute region at the top of the riser. Kunii and Levenspiel (1991)'s model was adopted to express the vertical solids distribution with some other assumptions. Radial distributions of bed voidage were taken into account in the upper zone by using Zhang et al. (1991)'s correlation. For model validation purposes, a cold model CFB was employed, in which sawdust was transported with air as the fluidizing agent. A comprehensive mathematical model was developed to predict the overall performance of a 1.2 MWe biomass gasification and power generation demonstration plant in China. Hydrodynamics as well as chemical reaction kinetics were considered. The fluidized bed riser was divided into two distinct sections: (a) a dense region at the bottom of the bed where biomass undergoes mainly heterogeneous reactions and (b) a dilute region at the top where most of homogeneous reactions occur in gas phase. Each section was divided into a number of small cells, over which mass and energy balances were applied. Due to the high heating rate in circulating fluidized bed, the pyrolysis was considered instantaneous. A number of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions were considered in the model. Mass transfer resistance was considered negligible since the reactions were under kinetic control due to good gas-solid mixing. The model is capable of predicting the bed temperature distribution along the gasifier, the concentration and distribution of each species in the vertical direction of the bed, the composition and lower heating value (LHV) of produced gas, the gasification efficiency, the overall carbon conversion and the produced gas production rate. A sensitivity analysis was performed to test its response to several gasifier operating conditions. The model sensitivity analysis showed that equivalence ratio (ER), bed temperature, fluidization velocity, biomass feed rate and moisture content had various effects on the gasifier performance. However, the model was more sensitive to variations in ER and bed temperature. The model was validated using the experimental results obtained from the demonstration plant. The reactor was operated on rice husk at various ERs, fluidization velocities and biomass feed rates. The model gave reasonable predictions. The model was also validated by comparing the simulation results with two other different size CFBBGs using different biomass feedstock, and it was concluded that the developed model can be applied to other CFBBGs using various biomass fuels and having comparable reactor geometries. A thermodynamic model was developed under ASPEN PLUS environment. Using the approach of Gibbs free energy minimization, the model was essentially independent of kinetic parameters. A sensitivity analysis was performed on the model to test its response to operating variables, including ER and biomass moisture content. The results showed that the ER has the most effect on the product gas composition and LHV. The simulation

  9. Theoretical study of fluidized-bed drying with microwave heating

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zhao Hui Wang; Guohua Chen

    2000-01-01

    A mathematical model of heat and mass transfer is developed for fluidized-bed drying with microwave heating. The numerical results show that the temperature is uniformly distributed within a particle and that the pressure distribution in the particle has a significant effect on microwave fluidized-bed drying. The electric field strength E is an important parameter affecting the magnitude and distribution of

  10. Kinetic behavior of solid particles in fluidized beds

    SciTech Connect

    Kono, H.O.

    1990-06-01

    The overall objectives of this project are to develop experimental techniques for measuring the forces of fluidized particles, and to predict the solid-gas performance in fluidized beds by using data analysis system, and by elucidating the intrinsic mechanism of erosion and attrition phenomena in fluidized beds. The reduction of erosion and attrition rates is one of the critical engineering problems for the design and operation of fluidized bed combustors. Specifically, the objectives are to: (1) develop the experimental techniques to measure the forces of solid particles prevailing in fluidized beds: (2) measure and characterize the forces of solid particles in various types of fluidized beds with various configurations (conventional and spouted fluidized beds) and with different scales (10, 20, and 30cm) under various fluidization conditions (particle size, bed aspect ratio and gas velocity); (3) find and verify the mechanism of erosion rates of in-bed tubes and attrition rates of fluidized particles by forces of solid particles in fluidized beds. We developed three different kinds of measurement methods, i.e., fracture sensitive sensor, piezoelectric sensor and gas pressure fluctuation method. By using these methods the exact forces of solid particles, including the transient corporate in fluidized beds, were systematically measured. Simultaneously, the erosion rates of in-bed tubes and attrition rates of fluidized particles were measured. 69 figs., 9 tabs.

  11. Fluidized bed pyrolysis to gases containing olefins

    SciTech Connect

    Kuester, J.L.

    1980-01-01

    Recent gasification data are presented for a system designed to produce liquid hydrocarbon fuel from various biomass feedstocks. The factors under investigation were feedstock type, fluidizing gas type, residence time, temperature and catalyst usage. The response was gas phase composition. A fluidized bed system was utilized with a separate regenerator-combustor. An olefin content as high as 39 mole % was achieved. Hydrogen/carbon monoxide ratios were easily manipulated via steam addition over a broad range with an autocatalytic effect apparent for most feedstocks.

  12. Gas fluidized-bed stirred media mill

    DOEpatents

    Sadler, III, Leon Y. (Tuscaloosa, AL)

    1997-01-01

    A gas fluidized-bed stirred media mill is provided for comminuting solid ticles. The mill includes a housing enclosing a porous fluidizing gas diffuser plate, a baffled rotor and stator, a hollow drive shaft with lateral vents, and baffled gas exhaust exit ports. In operation, fluidizing gas is forced through the mill, fluidizing the raw material and milling media. The rotating rotor, stator and milling media comminute the raw material to be ground. Small entrained particles may be carried from the mill by the gas through the exit ports when the particles reach a very fine size.

  13. Fluidized bed combustion of high ash anthracite: Analysis of combustion efficiency and particle size distribution

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yongwon Jung

    1988-01-01

    Fluidized bed combustion of high ash anthracite (HAA) was experimentally studied. The combustor consists of 0.25 m ID bed,\\u000a and auxiliary equipments for coal feeding, ash removal, lemperature control, etc. Experimental results elucidate main cause\\u000a of fuel loss to be elutriation of fines (i.e., flyash) containing unburned carbon. However, detailed balances of particle\\u000a size distribution show majority of carbon in

  14. Research of integral parameters for furnaces of a circulating fluidized bed

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gil, Andrey V.; Gil, Alexandra Y.

    2015-01-01

    Modern society poses several energy problems. Improving the efficiency and reliability of power equipment and reduce the impact on the environment. The paper presents the promising technology of superheated steam using different coals. The model of the furnace with a circulating fluidized bed and numerical simulation results of gas dynamic processes using application FIRE 3D. The analysis of aerodynamics and the distribution of the dispersed phase adjustment of the furnace.

  15. Zevenhoven & Kilpinen NITROGEN 18.1.2004 4-35 4.11 Chemistry of nitrogen oxides at atmospheric fluidized bed

    E-print Network

    Zevenhoven, Ron

    Zevenhoven & Kilpinen NITROGEN 18.1.2004 4-35 4.11 Chemistry of nitrogen oxides at atmospheric of thermal NO is negligible, and almost all of the nitric oxide originates from fuel nitrogen. In circulating in the furnace increases even more. Describing the formation and decomposition of nitrogen oxides in fluidized

  16. Microscopic examination of lignite ash and silica sand agglomerates formed in a 2-inch fluidized bed reactor

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. H. Bobman; D. T. Ketelle; D. P. Kalmanovitch

    1986-01-01

    Fluidized bed combustion of North Dakota lignite may result in severe agglomeration of ash and bed material; the nature of mineral impurities, operating temperatures, gaseous environment, and bed material composition are significant factors which influence agglomerate formation. Tests were performed in a 18-inch fluid bed combustor (FBC) at UNDERC using a wide range of low-rank coals and various bed materials.

  17. Electrically enhanced fluidized bed heat exchanger

    SciTech Connect

    Lessor, D.L.; Robertus, R.J.; Roberts, G.L.

    1994-05-01

    The experiments have shown that a high level of electrical charging can be achieved in a fluidized bed of two resistive particle types; that bed stabilization rather than increased sensible heat transport dominates low frequency electric field effects on heat transfer with most bed loadings; and, hence, that applying an oscillatory potential difference between tubes or rods in a fluidized bed of two mutual contact-charging particle species gives reduced rather than improved heat transfer. Applying an oscillatory potential difference between rods in a bed of quartz particles fluidized alone did give improved heat transfer, however. With no electric field applied, most fluidized mixes were found to give higher heat transfer rates than the average of the values when each of the two species was fluidized alone. The high level of charging observed in some mixed beds may prove of interest for some air cleanup applications; the results show that simultaneous fluidization of pairs of bipolar charging materials of similar particle size is possible without excessive agglomeration. This would be important for air cleanup.

  18. Predictive models of circulating fluidized bed combustors

    SciTech Connect

    Gidaspow, D.

    1992-07-01

    Steady flows influenced by walls cannot be described by inviscid models. Flows in circulating fluidized beds have significant wall effects. Particles in the form of clusters or layers can be seen to run down the walls. Hence modeling of circulating fluidized beds (CFB) without a viscosity is not possible. However, in interpreting Equations (8-1) and (8-2) it must be kept in mind that CFB or most other two phase flows are never in a true steady state. Then the viscosity in Equations (8-1) and (8-2) may not be the true fluid viscosity to be discussed next, but an Eddy type viscosity caused by two phase flow oscillations usually referred to as turbulence. In view of the transient nature of two-phase flow, the drag and the boundary layer thickness may not be proportional to the square root of the intrinsic viscosity but depend upon it to a much smaller extent. As another example, liquid-solid flow and settling of colloidal particles in a lamella electrosettler the settling process is only moderately affected by viscosity. Inviscid flow with settling is a good first approximation to this electric field driven process. The physical meaning of the particulate phase viscosity is described in detail in the chapter on kinetic theory. Here the conventional derivation resented in single phase fluid mechanics is generalized to multiphase flow.

  19. Heat transfer in freeboard region of fluidized beds

    SciTech Connect

    Biyikli, S.; Tuzla, K.; Chen, J.C.

    1983-10-01

    This research involved the study of heat transfer and fluid mechanic characteristics around a horizontal tube in the freeboard region of fluidized beds. Heat transfer coefficients were experimetnally measured for different bed temperatures, particle sizes, gas flow rates, and tube elevations in the freeboard region of air fluidized beds at atmospheric pressure. Local heat transfer coefficients were found to vary significantly with angular position around the tube. Average heat transfer coefficients were found to decrease with increasing freeboard tube elevation and approach the values for gas convection plus radiation for any given gas velocity. For a fixed tube elevation, heat transfer coefficients generally increased with increasing gas velocity and with high particle entrainment they can approach the magnitudes found for immersed tubes. Heat transfer coefficients were also found to increase with increasing bed temperature. It was concluded that this increase is partly due to increase of radiative heat transfer and partly due to change of thermal properties of the fluidizing gas and particles. To investigate the fluid mechanic behavior of gas and particles around a freeboard tube, transient particle tube contacts were measured with a special capacitance probe in room temperature experiments. The results indicated that the tube surface experiences alternating dense and lean phase contacts. Quantitative information for local characteristics was obtained from the capacitance signals and used to develop a phenomenological model for prediction of the heat transfer coefficients around freeboard tubes. The packet renewal theory was modified to account for the dense phase heat transfer and a new model was suggested for the lean phase heat transfer. Finally, an empirical freeboard heat transfer correlation was developed from functional analysis of the freeboard heat transfer data using nondimensional groups representing gas velocity and tube elevation.

  20. Development of Catalytic Tar Decomposition in an Internally Circulating Fluidized-Bed Gasifier

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Xiao, Xianbin; Le, Due Dung; Morishita, Kayoko; Li, Liuyun; Takarada, Takayuki

    Biomass gasification in an Internally Circulating Fluidized-bed Gasifier (ICFG) using Ni/Ah03 as tar cracking catalyst is studied at low temperature. Reaction conditions of the catalyst bed are discussed, including catalytic temperature and steam ratio. High energy efficiency and hydrogen-rich, low-tar product gas can be achieved in a properly designed multi-stage gasification process, together with high-performance catalyst. In addition, considering the economical feasibility, a newly-developed Ni-loaded brown coal char is developed and evaluated as catalyst in a lab-scale fluidized bed gasifier with catalyst fixed bed. The new catalyst shows a good ability and a hopeful prospect oftar decomposition, gas quality improvement and catalytic stability.

  1. Heat transfer to a bayonet heat exchanger immersed in a gas-fluidized bed

    SciTech Connect

    Mathur, A.; Qureshi, Z.H.; Saxena, S.C.

    1983-05-01

    Bayonet tubes are frequently used for heat removal in fluidized bed coal combustors and gasifiers. They consist of two coaxial tubes, through which the cooling fluid flows; first through the inner tube, and then back through the annulus, or vice versa. Such a flow arrangement creates obvious difficulties in defining a characteristic temperature difference to which the heat transfer rate can be related, and on the basis of which the heat transfer coefficient between the bed and the tube can be evaluated. A bayonet tube-fluidized bed system is mathematically modelled here, and an analytical scheme is presented for the calculation of the bed-tube heat transfer coefficient. A characteristic temperature difference (CTD) is defined which reduces to the familiar logarithmic mean temperature difference (LMTD) for a particular case. A set of curves is presented relating the CTD with the LMTD.

  2. Volume I: fluidized-bed code documentation, for the period February 28, 1983-March 18, 1983

    SciTech Connect

    Piperopoulou, H.; Finson, M.; Bloomfield, D.

    1983-03-01

    This documentation supersedes the previous documentation of the Fluidized-Bed Gasifier code. Volume I documents a simulation program of a Fluidized-Bed Gasifier (FBG), and Volume II documents a systems model of the FBG. The FBG simulation program is an updated version of the PSI/FLUBED code which is capable of modeling slugging beds and variable bed diameter. In its present form the code is set up to model a Westinghouse commercial scale gasifier. The fluidized bed gasifier model combines the classical bubbling bed description for the transport and mixing processes with PSI-generated models for coal chemistry. At the distributor plate, the bubble composition is that of the inlet gas and the initial bubble size is set by the details of the distributor plate. Bubbles grow by coalescence as they rise. The bubble composition and temperature change with height due to transport to and from the cloud as well as homogeneous reactions within the bubble. The cloud composition also varies with height due to cloud/bubble exchange, cloud/emulsion, exchange, and heterogeneous coal char reactions. The emulsion phase is considered to be well mixed.

  3. Investigation of Gas Solid Fluidized Bed Dynamics with Non-Spherical Particles

    SciTech Connect

    Choudhuri, Ahsan

    2013-06-30

    One of the largest challenges for 21st century is to fulfill global energy demand while also reducing detrimental impacts of energy generation and use on the environment. Gasification is a promising technology to meet the requirement of reduced emissions without compromising performance. Coal gasification is not an incinerating process; rather than burning coal completely a partial combustion takes place in the presence of steam and limited amounts of oxygen. In this controlled environment, a chemical reaction takes place to produce a mixture of clean synthetic gas. Gas-solid fluidized bed is one such type of gasification technology. During gasification, the mixing behavior of solid (coal) and gas and their flow patterns can be very complicated to understand. Many attempts have taken place in laboratory scale to understand bed hydrodynamics with spherical particles though in actual applications with coal, the particles are non-spherical. This issue drove the documented attempt presented here to investigate fluidized bed behavior using different ranges of non-spherical particles, as well as spherical. For this investigation, various parameters are controlled that included particle size, bed height, bed diameter and particle shape. Particles ranged from 355 µm to 1180 µm, bed diameter varied from 2 cm to 7 cm, two fluidized beds with diameters of 3.4 cm and 12.4 cm, for the spherical and non-spherical shaped particles that were taken into consideration. Pressure drop was measured with increasing superficial gas velocity. The velocity required in order to start to fluidize the particle is called the minimum fluidization velocity, which is one of the most important parameters to design and optimize within a gas-solid fluidized bed. This minimum fluidization velocity was monitored during investigation while observing variables factors and their effect on this velocity. From our investigation, it has been found that minimum fluidization velocity is independent of bed height for both spherical and non-spherical particles. Further, it decrease with decreasing particle size and decreases with decreasing bed diameter. Shadow sizing, a non-intrusive imaging and diagnostic technology, was also used to visualize flow fields inside fluidized beds for both spherical and non- spherical particles and to detect the particle sizes.

  4. Fluidized bed silicon deposition from silane

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hsu, George (Inventor); Levin, Harry (Inventor); Hogle, Richard A. (Inventor); Praturi, Ananda (Inventor); Lutwack, Ralph (Inventor)

    1984-01-01

    A process and apparatus for thermally decomposing silicon containing gas for deposition on fluidized nucleating silicon seed particles is disclosed. Silicon seed particles are produced in a secondary fluidized reactor by thermal decomposition of a silicon containing gas. The thermally produced silicon seed particles are then introduced into a primary fluidized bed reactor to form a fludized bed. Silicon containing gas is introduced into the primary reactor where it is thermally decomposed and deposited on the fluidized silicon seed particles. Silicon seed particles having the desired amount of thermally decomposed silicon product thereon are removed from the primary fluidized reactor as ultra pure silicon product. An apparatus for carrying out this process is also disclosed.

  5. Fluidized bed boiler having a segmented grate

    DOEpatents

    Waryasz, Richard E. (Longmeadow, MA)

    1984-01-01

    A fluidized bed furnace (10) is provided having a perforate grate (9) within a housing which supports a bed of particulate material including some combustibles. The grate is divided into a plurality of segments (E2-E6, SH1-SH5, RH1-RH5), with the airflow to each segment being independently controlled. Some of the segments have evaporating surface imbedded in the particulate material above them, while other segments are below superheater surface or reheater surface. Some of the segments (E1, E7) have no surface above them, and there are ignitor combustors (32, 34) directed to fire into the segments, for fast startup of the furnace without causing damage to any heating surface.

  6. Solids feed nozzle for fluidized bed

    DOEpatents

    Zielinski, Edward A. (Harwinton, CT)

    1982-01-01

    The vertical fuel pipe of a fluidized bed extends up through the perforated support structure of the bed to discharge granulated solid fuel into the expanded bed. A cap, as a deflecting structure, is supported above the discharge of the fuel pipe and is shaped and arranged to divert the carrier fluid and granulated fuel into the combusting bed. The diverter structure is spaced above the end of the fuel pipe and provided with a configuration on its underside to form a venturi section which generates a low pressure in the stream into which the granules of solid fuel are drawn to lengthen their residence time in the combustion zone of the bed adjacent the fuel pipe.

  7. Biological reduction of nitrate wastewater using fluidized-bed bioreactors

    SciTech Connect

    Walker, J.F. Jr.; Hancher, C.W.; Patton, B.D.; Kowalchuk, M.

    1981-01-01

    There are a number of nitrate-containing wastewater sources, as concentrated as 30 wt % NO/sub 3//sup -/ and as large as 2000 m/sup 3//d, in the nuclear fuel cycle as well as in many commercial processes such as fertilizer production, paper manufacturing, and metal finishing. These nitrate-containing wastewater sources can be successfully biologically denitrified to meet discharge standards in the range of 10 to 20 gN(NO/sub 3//sup -/)/m/sup 3/ by the use of a fluidized-bed bioreactor. The major strain of denitrification bacteria is Pseudomonas which was derived from garden soil. In the fluidized-bed bioreactor the bacteria are allowed to attach to 0.25 to 0.50-mm-diam coal particles, which are fluidized by the upward flow of influent wastewater. Maintaining the bacteria-to-coal weight ratio at approximately 1:10 results in a bioreactor bacteria loading of greater than 20,000 g/m/sup 3/. A description is given of the results of two biodenitrification R and D pilot plant programs based on the use of fluidized bioreactors capable of operating at nitrate levels up to 7000 g/m/sup 3/ and achieving denitrification rates as high as 80 gN(NO/sub 3//sup -/)/d per liter of empty bioreactor volume. The first of these pilot plant programs consisted of two 0.2-m-diam bioreactors, each with a height of 6.3 m and a volume of 208 liters, operating in series. The second pilot plant was used to determine the diameter dependence of the reactors by using a 0.5-m-diam reactor with a height of 6.3 m and a volume of 1200 liters. These pilot plants operated for a period of six months and two months respectively, while using both a synthetic waste and the actual waste from a gaseous diffusion plant operated by Goodyear Atomic Corporation.

  8. ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY WITH A CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION SYSTEM

    SciTech Connect

    Wei-Ping Pan; Andy Wu; John T. Riley

    2005-07-30

    This purpose of this report is to present the progress made on the project ''Establishment of an Environmental Control Technology Laboratory (ECTL) with a Circulating Fluidized-Bed Combustion (CFBC) System'' during the period April 1, 2005 through June 30, 2005. The following tasks have been completed. First, the new Combustion Laboratory was occupied on June 15, 2005, and the construction of the Circulating Fluidized-Bed (CFB) Combustor Building is in the final painting stage. Second, the fabrication and manufacturing contract for the CFBC Facility was awarded to Sterling Boiler & Mechanical, Inc. of Evansville, Indiana. Sterling is manufacturing the assembly and component parts of the CFBC system. The erection of the CFBC system is expected to start September 1, 2005. Third, mercury emissions from the cofiring of coal and chicken waste was studied experimentally in the laboratory-scale simulated fluidized-bed combustion facility. The experimental results from this study are presented in this report. Finally, the proposed work for the next quarter is described.

  9. Proceedings of the sixth international conference on fluidized bed combustion. Volume II. Technical sessions

    SciTech Connect

    none,

    1980-08-01

    The Sixth International Conference on Fluidized Bed Combustion was held April 9-11, 1980, at the Atlanta Hilton, Atlanta, Georgia. It was sponsored by the US Department of Energy, the Electric Power Research Institute, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Tennessee Valley Authority. The papers covered recent developments in atmospheric and pressurized fluidized-bed combustion, especially the design, operation and control of pilot and demonstration plants. The cleanup of combustion products and the erosion, corrosion and fouling of gas turbines was emphasized also. Fifty-five papers from Volume 2 of the proceedings have been entered individually into EDB and ERA; five papers had been entered previously from other sources. (LTN)

  10. Proceedings of the 15th national conference on fluidized bed combustion

    SciTech Connect

    Reuther, R.B. [ed.

    1999-07-01

    Papers are arranged under the following topical sections: Computational and empirical studies of heat and mass transfer; Nitrogen oxides--Fundamentals and emissions; Environmental issues--Ash chemistry; Pressurized fluidized bed combustion (PFBC)--Filtration and hot gas cleanup issues; Atmospheric fluidized bed combustion (AFBC)--Operational experiences from commercial plants; Sulfur capture fundamentals; Opportunity fuels--Emissions and environmental issues; PFBC--Operational experiences; AFBC--Fuel studies; Opportunity fuels--Sewage sludge and municipal solid waste; PFBC--New developments; AFBC--Ash removal studies; Opportunity fuels--Biomass; PFBC--Bench-scale experiments; Environmental issues--Ash management and emissions; Ash fundamentals; Opportunity fuels--Emissions and environmental issues; PFBC--Component design and cost studies; AFBC--Design and operating experiences; Particle agglomeration and dispersion studies. 139 papers have been processed separately for inclusion on the data base.

  11. 21 CFR 890.5160 - Air-fluidized bed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES PHYSICAL MEDICINE DEVICES Physical Medicine Therapeutic Devices § 890.5160 Air-fluidized bed. (a) Identification. An...

  12. 21 CFR 890.5160 - Air-fluidized bed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES PHYSICAL MEDICINE DEVICES Physical Medicine Therapeutic Devices § 890.5160 Air-fluidized bed. (a) Identification. An...

  13. 21 CFR 890.5160 - Air-fluidized bed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES PHYSICAL MEDICINE DEVICES Physical Medicine Therapeutic Devices § 890.5160 Air-fluidized bed. (a) Identification. An...

  14. 21 CFR 890.5160 - Air-fluidized bed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES PHYSICAL MEDICINE DEVICES Physical Medicine Therapeutic Devices § 890.5160 Air-fluidized bed. (a) Identification. An...

  15. 21 CFR 890.5160 - Air-fluidized bed.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES PHYSICAL MEDICINE DEVICES Physical Medicine Therapeutic Devices § 890.5160 Air-fluidized bed. (a) Identification. An...

  16. EFFECT OF SO2 EMISSION REQUIREMENTS ON FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTION SYSTEMS: PRELIMINARY TECHNICAL/ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report gives results of a preliminary technical/economic evaluation to project the impact of SO2 control requirements (up to 90% control) on the capital and energy costs of atmospheric-pressure and pressurized fluidized-bed combustion (AFBC and PFBC) power plants. Ability of ...

  17. Materials for thermohydrolysis of urea in a fluidized bed

    Microsoft Academic Search

    O. Kröcher; M. Elsener

    2009-01-01

    The production of ammonia from urea was investigated in a fluidized bed reactor in order to avoid the formation of N2O in the selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR) process, which occurs when urea is directly injected into an SNCR reactor.Among about 20 tested materials, ?-Al2O3 proved to be the best suited as a fluidized bed material due to its high catalytic

  18. Fluidized-bed retrofit a practical alternative to FGD

    SciTech Connect

    Stringfellow, T.E.

    1984-02-01

    A comparison is made between the costs of flue-gas desulphurization retrofit to a 112 MW pf-fired boiler, fluidized-bed combustion retrofit to the boiler, and a new fluidized-bed boiler. Breakdowns are given for capital costs, operating and maintenance costs and the busbar cost of energy for a 20 year unit life. The analysis shows that fbc is a viable option for the retrofit of many existing boilers from both a technical and economic viewpoint.

  19. Prospects for using the technology of circulating fluidized bed for technically refitting Russian thermal power stations

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ryabov, G. A.; Folomeev, O. M.; Litun, D. S.; Sankin, D. A.; Dmitryukova, I. G.

    2009-01-01

    The present state and development of circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology around the world are briefly reviewed. Questions of increasing the capacity of single boiler units and raising the parameters of steam are discussed. CFB boilers for 225- and 330-MW power units are described and their parameters are estimated as applied to the conditions of firing different Russian fuels. Indicators characterizing CFB boilers and pulverized-coal boilers are given. Capital outlays and operational costs for new coal-fired units are compared, and the results from this comparison are used to show the field of the most promising use of the CFB technology during technical refitting of Russian thermal power stations.

  20. Particle pressures in fluidized beds. First year annual report

    SciTech Connect

    Campbell, C.S.; Rahman, K.; Hu, X.; Jin, C.; Potapov, A.V.

    1992-09-01

    This is an experimental project to make detailed measurements of the particle pressures generated in fluidized beds. The focus lies in two principle areas: (1) the particle pressure distribution around single bubbles rising in a two-dimensional gas-fluidized bed and (2) the particle pressures measured in liquid-fluidized beds. This first year has largely been to constructing the experiments The design of the particle pressure probe has been improved and tested. A two-dimensional gas-fluidized bed has been constructed in order to measure the particle pressure generated around injected bubbles. The probe is also being adapted to work in a liquid fluidized bed. Finally, a two-dimensional liquid fluidized bed is also under construction. Preliminary measurements show that the majority of the particle pressures are generated in the wake of a bubble. However, the particle pressures generated in the liquid bed appear to be extremely small. Finally, while not directly associated with the particle pressure studies, some NERSC supercomputer time was granted alongside this project. This is being used to make large scale computer simulation of the flow of granular materials in hoppers.

  1. High-temperature-staged fluidized-bed combustion (HITS), bench scale experimental test program conducted during 1980. Final report

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. E. Anderson; D. M. Jassowski; R. A. Newton; M. L. Rudnicki

    1981-01-01

    An experimental program was conducted to evaluate the process feasibility of the first stage of the HITS two-stage coal combustion system. Tests were run in a small (12-in. ID) fluidized bed facility at the Energy Engineering Laboratory, Aerojet Energy Conversion Company, Sacramento, California. The first stage reactor was run with low (0.70%) and high (4.06%) sulfur coals with ash fusion

  2. Technical and economic assessment of fluidized-bed-augmented compressed air energy-storage system. Volume 2: Introduction and technology assessment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. J. Giramonti; R. D. Lessard; D. Merrick; M. J. Hobson

    1981-01-01

    The results are described of a study subcontracted by PNL to the United Technologies Research Center on the engineering feasibility and economics of a CAES concept which uses a coal fired, fluidized bed combustor (FBC) to heat the air being returned from storage during the power production cycle. By burning coal instead of fuel oil, the CAES\\/FBC concept can completely

  3. Biomass co-firing in a pressurized fluidized bed combustion (PFBC) combined cycle power plant: A techno-environmental assessment based on computational simulations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Y. Huang; D. McIlveen-Wright; S. Rezvani; Y. D. Wang; N. Hewitt; B. C. Williams

    2006-01-01

    The co-utilization of coal with biomass and biomass waste in a pressurized fluidized bed combustion (PFBC) system is a promising power generation option for addressing various areas of concern relating to the anthropogenic sources of harmful emissions, the global reliance on fossil fuel and the overall energy supply issues. In this study, coal with a wide range of biomass and

  4. Effect of emission control requirements on fluidized-bed boilers for industrial applications: preliminary technical\\/economic assessment. Final report Jan-Sep 79

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. M. Ahmed; D. L. Keairns; R. A. Newby

    1981-01-01

    The report gives results of an assessment of coal-fired industrial fluidized-bed boilers (FBBs) to estimate the impact, on boiler cost and performance, of alternative control levels for SOx, NOx, and particulate emissions. Base industrial FBB conceptual designs are presented, and the cost, boiler plant energy efficiency, and environmental performance are estimated as a function of boiler size, coal characteristics, sorbent

  5. An Investigation on Low-Temperature Thermochemical Treatments of Austenitic Stainless Steel in Fluidized Bed Furnace

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Haruman, E.; Sun, Y.; Triwiyanto, A.; Manurung, Y. H. P.; Adesta, E. Y.

    2012-03-01

    In this study, the feasibility of using an industrial fluidized bed furnace to perform low-temperature thermochemical treatments of austenitic stainless steels has been studied, with the aim to produce expanded austenite layers with combined wear and corrosion resistance, similar to those achievable by plasma and gaseous processes. Several low-temperature thermochemical treatments were studied, including nitriding, carburizing, combined nitriding-carburizing (hybrid treatment), and sequential carburizing and nitriding. The results demonstrate that it is feasible to produce expanded austenite layers on the investigated austenitic stainless steel by the fluidized bed heat treatment technique, thus widening the application window for the novel low-temperature processes. The results also demonstrate that the fluidized bed furnace is the most effective for performing the hybrid treatment, which involves the simultaneous incorporation of nitrogen and carbon together into the surface region of the component in nitrogen- and carbon-containing atmospheres. Such hybrid treatment produces a thicker and harder layer than the other three processes investigated.

  6. FLUIDIZED BED STEAM REFORMING ENABLING ORGANIC HIGH LEVEL WASTE DISPOSAL

    SciTech Connect

    Williams, M

    2008-05-09

    Waste streams planned for generation by the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) and existing radioactive High Level Waste (HLW) streams containing organic compounds such as the Tank 48H waste stream at Savannah River Site have completed simulant and radioactive testing, respectfully, by Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). GNEP waste streams will include up to 53 wt% organic compounds and nitrates up to 56 wt%. Decomposition of high nitrate streams requires reducing conditions, e.g. provided by organic additives such as sugar or coal, to reduce NOX in the off-gas to N2 to meet Clean Air Act (CAA) standards during processing. Thus, organics will be present during the waste form stabilization process regardless of the GNEP processes utilized and exists in some of the high level radioactive waste tanks at Savannah River Site and Hanford Tank Farms, e.g. organics in the feed or organics used for nitrate destruction. Waste streams containing high organic concentrations cannot be stabilized with the existing HLW Best Developed Available Technology (BDAT) which is HLW vitrification (HLVIT) unless the organics are removed by pretreatment. The alternative waste stabilization pretreatment process of Fluidized Bed Steam Reforming (FBSR) operates at moderate temperatures (650-750 C) compared to vitrification (1150-1300 C). The FBSR process has been demonstrated on GNEP simulated waste and radioactive waste containing high organics from Tank 48H to convert organics to CAA compliant gases, create no secondary liquid waste streams and create a stable mineral waste form.

  7. Silicon production in a fluidized bed reactor

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rohatgi, N. K.

    1986-01-01

    Part of the development effort of the JPL in-house technology involved in the Flat-Plate Solar Array (FSA) Project was the investigation of a low-cost process to produce semiconductor-grade silicon for terrestrial photovoltaic cell applications. The process selected was based on pyrolysis of silane in a fluidized-bed reactor (FBR). Following initial investigations involving 1- and 2-in. diameter reactors, a 6-in. diameter, engineering-scale FBR was constructed to establish reactor performance, mechanism of silicon deposition, product morphology, and product purity. The overall mass balance for all experiments indicates that more than 90% of the total silicon fed into the reactor is deposited on silicon seed particles and the remaining 10% becomes elutriated fines. Silicon production rates were demonstrated of 1.5 kg/h at 30% silane concentration and 3.5 kg/h at 80% silane concentration. The mechanism of silicon deposition is described by a six-path process: heterogeneous deposition, homogeneous decomposition, coalescence, coagulation, scavenging, and heterogeneous growth on fines. The bulk of the growth silicon layer appears to be made up of small diameter particles. This product morphology lends support to the concept of the scavenging of homogeneously nucleated silicon.

  8. Establishment of an Environmental Control Technology Laboratory with a Circulating Fluidized-Bed Combustion System

    SciTech Connect

    Wei-Ping Pan; Yan Cao; John Smith

    2008-05-31

    On February 14, 2002, President Bush announced the Clear Skies Initiative, a legislative proposal to control the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}), sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2}), and mercury from power plants. In response to this initiative, the National Energy Technology Laboratory organized a Combustion Technology University Alliance and hosted a Solid Fuel Combustion Technology Alliance Workshop. The workshop identified multi-pollutant control; improved sorbents and catalysts; mercury monitoring and capture; and improved understanding of the underlying reaction chemistry occurring during combustion as the most pressing research needs related to controlling environmental emissions from fossil-fueled power plants. The Environmental Control Technology Laboratory will help meet these challenges and offer solutions for problems associated with emissions from fossil-fueled power plants. The goal of this project was to develop the capability and technology database needed to support municipal, regional, and national electric power generating facilities to improve the efficiency of operation and solve operational and environmental problems. In order to effectively provide the scientific data and the methodologies required to address these issues, the project included the following aspects: (1) Establishing an Environmental Control Technology Laboratory using a laboratory-scale, simulated fluidized-bed combustion (FBC) system; (2) Designing, constructing, and operating a bench-scale (0.6 MW{sub th}), circulating fluidized-bed combustion (CFBC) system as the main component of the Environmental Control Technology Laboratory; (3) Developing a combustion technology for co-firing municipal solid waste (MSW), agricultural waste, and refuse-derived fuel (RDF) with high sulfur coals; (4) Developing a control strategy for gaseous emissions, including NO{sub x}, SO{sub 2}, organic compounds, and heavy metals; and (5) Developing new mercury capturing sorbents and new particulate filtration technologies. Major tasks during this period of the funded project's timeframe included: (1) Conducting pretests on a laboratory-scale simulated FBC system; (2) Completing detailed design of the bench-scale CFBC system; (3) Contracting potential bidders to fabricate of the component parts of CFBC system; (4) Assembling CFBC parts and integrating system; (5) Resolving problems identified during pretests; (6) Testing with available Powder River Basin (PRB) coal and co-firing of PRB coal with first wood pallet and then chicken wastes; and (7) Tuning of CFBC load. Following construction system and start-up of this 0.6 MW CFBC system, a variety of combustion tests using a wide range of fuels (high-sulfur coals, low-rank coals, MSW, agricultural waste, and RDF) under varying conditions were performed to analyze and monitor air pollutant emissions. Data for atmospheric pollutants and the methodologies required to reduce pollutant emissions were provided. Integration with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) slipstream unit did mimic the effect of flue gas composition, including trace metals, on the performance of the SCR catalyst to be investigated. In addition, the following activities were also conducted: (1) Developed advanced mercury oxidant and adsorption additives; (2) Performed laboratory-scale tests on oxygen-fuel combustion and chemical looping combustion; and (3) Conducted statistical analysis of mercury emissions in a full-scale CFBC system.

  9. Clean coal technology

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Richards, P. C.; Wijffels, J.-B.; Zuideveld, P. L.

    The different commercially available clean coal technologies are introduced with particular emphasis on their efficiency and environmental performance. The technologies in question are: pulverized fuel combustion with flue gas desulphurization; circulating fluidized bed combustion; integrated coal gasification combined cycle; pressurized fluidized bed combustion. Consideration is also be given to emerging coal combustion technologies.

  10. Theoretical study of fluidized-bed drying with microwave heating

    SciTech Connect

    Wang, Z.H.; Chen, G.

    2000-03-01

    A mathematical model of heat and mass transfer is developed for fluidized-bed drying with microwave heating. The numerical results show that the temperature is uniformly distributed within a particle and that the pressure distribution in the particle has a significant effect on microwave fluidized-bed drying. The electric field strength E is an important parameter affecting the magnitude and distribution of the moisture, temperature, and pressure within a particle. At E = 10,000 V/m, a pressure difference of 1.3 MPa and a temperature of over 300 C are obtained. Microwave fluidized-bed drying is capable of a much higher drying rate than conventional fluidized-bed drying, while it also maintains a low particle temperature. At a constant E, the drying time increases initially with the working load but gradually reaches a constant because of the limited moisture-carrying capacity of gas. The microwave power adsorbed by the particles decreases during the drying process, and some of the microwave energy can be lost to the fluidized gas for certain operating conditions. Although the advantage of a high heat- and mass-transfer coefficient associated with the fluidized bed does not contribute to water evaporation at a high load, fluidization is still important for achieving better product quality and a slightly higher drying rate when compared with microwave fixed-bed drying.

  11. Fluidized-bed energy technology for biomass conversion

    SciTech Connect

    Soltes, E.J.; Lepori, W.A.; Pollock, T.C.

    1982-01-01

    Fluidized-bed technology offers several unique features for use in small-scale biomass energy conversion. Results are reported in the use of a 61-cm fluidized-bed reactor for combustion and on the use of 61-, 30-, and 5-cm reactors for gasification. combustion trials using agricultural biomass feeds have identified several problem areas. Slagging and fouling can occur at bed temperatures as low as 760/sup 0/C. Moreover, metal coupons placed in the hot exhaust gas stream experienced high rates of corrosion and erosion. Gasification experiments have confirmed that a fluidized bed will accept a wide range of biomass feeds (rice hulls, corncobs, sorghum stalks, cottom gin trash) and convert them into a low-Btu combustible gas. Slagging and fouling were not as severe when operating the fluidized bed in the gasification mode. Gas cleanup requirements as well as technical needs in evaluating corrosion of reactor construction materials are identified. Coupling of the 61-cm reactor to a steam boiler is described. Finally, the nature of fluidized-bed technology suggests potentials for biomass pyrolysis, and such use is examined. 2 figures, 5 tables.

  12. An Analysis of the Use of Fluidized-Bed Heat Exchangers for Heat Recovery 

    E-print Network

    Vogel, G. J.; Grogan, P. J.

    1980-01-01

    The principles of fluidized-bed operation and the factors affecting the performance of a fluidized-bed waste heat boiler (FBWHB) are discussed in detail. Factors included in the discussion are bed temperature and pressure, heat transfer coefficient...

  13. Fluidized Bed Steam Reformer (FBSR) monolith formation

    SciTech Connect

    Jantzen, C.M. [Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC (United States)

    2007-07-01

    Fluidized Bed Steam Reforming (FBSR) is being considered as an alternative technology for the immobilization of a wide variety of aqueous high sodium containing radioactive wastes at various DOE facilities in the United States. The addition of clay, charcoal, and a catalyst as co-reactants converts aqueous Low Activity Wastes (LAW) to a granular or 'mineralized' waste form while converting organic components to CO{sub 2} and steam, and nitrate/nitrite components, if any, to N{sub 2}. The waste form produced is a multiphase mineral assemblage of Na-Al-Si (NAS) feldspathoid minerals with cage-like structures that atomically bond radionuclides like Tc-99 and anions such as SO{sub 4}, I, F, and Cl. The granular product has been shown to be as durable as LAW glass. Shallow land burial requires that the mineralized waste form be able to sustain the weight of soil overburden and potential intrusion by future generations. The strength requirement necessitates binding the granular product into a monolith. FBSR mineral products were formulated into a variety of monoliths including various cements, Ceramicrete, and hydro-ceramics. All but one of the nine monoliths tested met the <2 g/m{sup 2} durability specification for Na and Re (simulant for Tc-99) when tested using the Product Consistency Test (PCT; ASTM C1285). Of the nine monoliths tested the cements produced with 80-87 wt% FBSR product, the Ceramicrete, and the hydro-ceramic produced with 83.3 wt% FBSR product, met the compressive strength and durability requirements for an LAW waste form. (authors)

  14. FLUIDIZED BED STEAM REFORMER MONOLITH FORMATION

    SciTech Connect

    Jantzen, C

    2006-12-22

    Fluidized Bed Steam Reforming (FBSR) is being considered as an alternative technology for the immobilization of a wide variety of aqueous high sodium containing radioactive wastes at various DOE facilities in the United States. The addition of clay, charcoal, and a catalyst as co-reactants converts aqueous Low Activity Wastes (LAW) to a granular or ''mineralized'' waste form while converting organic components to CO{sub 2} and steam, and nitrate/nitrite components, if any, to N{sub 2}. The waste form produced is a multiphase mineral assemblage of Na-Al-Si (NAS) feldspathoid minerals with cage-like structures that atomically bond radionuclides like Tc-99 and anions such as SO{sub 4}, I, F, and Cl. The granular product has been shown to be as durable as LAW glass. Shallow land burial requires that the mineralized waste form be able to sustain the weight of soil overburden and potential intrusion by future generations. The strength requirement necessitates binding the granular product into a monolith. FBSR mineral products were formulated into a variety of monoliths including various cements, Ceramicrete, and hydroceramics. All but one of the nine monoliths tested met the <2g/m{sup 2} durability specification for Na and Re (simulant for Tc-99) when tested using the Product Consistency Test (PCT; ASTM C1285). Of the nine monoliths tested the cements produced with 80-87 wt% FBSR product, the Ceramicrete, and the hydroceramic produced with 83.3 wt% FBSR product, met the compressive strength and durability requirements for an LAW waste form.

  15. Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustion Second-Generation System Research and Development

    SciTech Connect

    A. Robertson; D. Horazak; R. Newby; H. Goldstein

    2002-11-01

    Research is being conducted under United States Department of Energy (DOE) Contract DE-AC21-86MC21023 to develop a new type of coal-fired plant for electric power generation. This new type of plant--called a Second-Generation or Advanced Pressurized Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion (APCFB) plant--offers the promise of efficiencies greater than 45% (HHV), with both emissions and a cost of electricity that are significantly lower than conventional pulverized-coal-fired plants with scrubbers. The APCFB plant incorporates the partial gasification of coal in a carbonizer, the combustion of carbonizer char in a pressurized circulating fluidized bed boiler (PCFB), and the combustion of carbonizer syngas in a topping combustor to achieve gas turbine inlet temperatures of 2300 F and higher. A conceptual design was previously prepared for this new type of plant and an economic analysis presented, all based on the use of a Siemens Westinghouse W501F gas turbine with projected carbonizer, PCFB, and topping combustor performance data. Having tested these components at the pilot plant stage, the referenced conceptual design is being updated to reflect more accurate performance predictions together with the use of the more advanced Siemens Westinghouse W501G gas turbine and a conventional 2400 psig/1050 F/1050 F/2-1/2 in. steam turbine. This report describes the updated plant which is projected to have an HHV efficiency of 48% and identifies work completed for the October 2001 through September 2002 time period.

  16. PMB-Waste: An analysis of fluidized bed thermal treatment

    SciTech Connect

    Gat, U.; Kass, M.D.; Lloyd, D.B.

    1995-07-01

    A fluidized bed treatment process was evaluated for solid waste from plastic media blasting of aircraft protective coating. The treatment objective is to decompose and oxidize all organic components, and concentrate all the hazardous metals in the ash. The reduced volume and mass are expected to reduce disposal cost. A pilot test treatment was done in an existing fluidized bed equipped with emissions monitors, and emissions within regulatory requirements were demonstrated. A economic analysis of the process is inconclusive due to lack of reliable cost data of disposal without thermal treatment.

  17. Internal dust recirculation system for a fluidized bed heat exchanger

    DOEpatents

    Gamble, Robert L. (Wayne, NJ); Garcia-Mallol, Juan A. (Morristown, NJ)

    1981-01-01

    A fluidized bed heat exchanger in which air is passed through a bed of particulate material containing fuel disposed in a housing. A steam/water natural circulation system is provided in a heat exchange relation to the bed and includes a steam drum disposed adjacent the bed and a tube bank extending between the steam drum and a water drum. The tube bank is located in the path of the effluent gases exiting from the bed and a baffle system is provided to separate the solid particulate matter from the effluent gases. The particulate matter is collected and injected back into the fluidized bed.

  18. Research on carbon content in fly ash from circulating fluidized bed boilers

    SciTech Connect

    Xianbin Xiao; Hairui Yang; Hai Zhang; Junfu Lu; Guangxi Yue [Tsinghua University, Beijing (China). Department of Thermal Engineering

    2005-08-01

    The carbon content in the fly ash from most Chinese circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers is much higher than expected, which directly influences the combustion efficiency. In the present paper, carbon burnout was investigated in both field tests and laboratory experiments. The effect of coal property, operation condition, gas-solid mixing, char deactivation, residence time, and cyclone performance are analyzed seriatim based on a large amount of experimental results. A coal index is proposed to describe the coal rank, having a strong effect on the char burnout. Bad gas-solid mixing in the furnace is another important reason of the higher carbon content in the fly ash. Some chars in the fly ash are deactivated during combustion of large coal particles and have very low carbon reactivity. Several suggestions are made about design, operation, and modification to reduce the carbon content in the fly ash. 14 refs., 14 figs., 1 tab.

  19. Establishment of an Environmental Control Technology Laboratory with a Circulating Fluidized-Bed Combustion System

    SciTech Connect

    Wei-Ping Pan; Yan Cao; John Smith

    2007-03-31

    This report is to present the progress made on the project entitled ''Establishment of an Environmental Control Technology Laboratory (ECTL) with a Circulating Fluidized-Bed Combustion (CFBC) System'' during the period January 1, 2007 through March 31, 2007. The effort in this quarter has concentrated on installing the CFBC Facility and for conducting cold fluidization operations tests in the CFBC facility. The assembly of the ash recirculation pipe duct from the cyclones back to the bed area of the combustor, including the upper and lower loop seals was completed. The electric bed pre-heater was installed to heat the fluidizing air as it enters the wind box. The induced draft fan along with its machine base and power supply was received and installed. The flue gas duct from secondary cyclone outlet to induced draft fan inlet was received and installed, as well as the induced fan flue gas discharge duct. Pressure testing from the forced draft fan to the outlet of the induced fan was completed. In related research a pilot-scale halogen addition test was conducted in the empty slipstream reactor (without (Selective Catalytic Reduction) SCR catalyst loading) and the SCR slipstream reactor with two commercial SCR catalysts. The greatest benefits of conducting slipstream tests can be flexible control and isolation of specific factors. This facility is currently used in full-scale utility and will be combined into 0.6MW CFBC in the future. This work attempts to first investigate performance of the SCR catalyst in the flue gas atmosphere when burning Powder River Basin (PRB), including the impact of PRB coal flue gas composition on the reduction of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and the oxidation of elemental mercury (Hg(0)) under SCR conditions. Secondly, the impacts of hydrogen halogens (Hydrogen fluoride (HF), Hydrogen chloride (HCl), Hydrogen Bromide (HBr) and Hydrogen Iodine (HI)) on Hg(0) oxidation and their mechanisms can be explored.

  20. Disposal of fluidized-bed combustion ash in an underground mine to control acid mine drainage and subsidence. Quarterly technical progress report, December 1994--February 1995

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1995-03-01

    Research continued on the disposal of fluidized-bed combustion products in underground mines in order to control acid mine drainage and ground subsidence. This quarter, the installation of a coal ash grout into an underground mine void was accomplished. A mixture of 10% portland cement was added to the ash. Problems arose with the clumping of the grout.

  1. Strength and resistance to sulfate and sulfuric acid of ground fluidized bed combustion fly ash–silica fume alkali-activated composite

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Prinya Chindaprasirt; Pattanapong Paisitsrisawat; Ubolluk Rattanasak

    2014-01-01

    Abstract Fluidized bed combustion (FBC) is an environmentally friendly process for burning of coal and is used in many small factories located in urban area. The \\\\{FBC\\\\} fly ash is an environmental problem and needs good disposal or utilization. This research studied the strength and resistance to sulfate and acid of alkali-activated \\\\{FBC\\\\} fly ash–silica fume composite. The \\\\{FBC\\\\} fly

  2. Development of methods to predict agglomeration and deposition in fluidized-bed combustion systems (FBCS). Topical report

    SciTech Connect

    Mann, M.D.; Henderson, A.K.; Swanson, M.L.; Allan, S.E.

    1996-02-01

    The successful design and operation of advanced combustion systems require the ability to control and mitigate ash-related problems. The major ash-related problems are slag flow control, slag attack on the refractory, ash deposition on heat-transfer surfaces, corrosion and erosion of equipment materials, and emissions control. These problems are the result of physical and chemical interactions of the fuels, bed materials, and system components. The interactions that take place and ultimately control ash behavior in fluidized-bed combustion (FBC) systems are controlled by the abundance and association of the inorganic components in coal and by the system conditions. Because of the complexity of the materials and processes involved, the design and operations engineer often lacks the information needed to predict ash behavior and reduce ash-related problems. The deposition of ashes from the fluidized bed combustion of lignite and petroleum coke is described in this paper.

  3. Experimental Study in a Short Circulating Fluidized Bed Riser

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Guilherme J. Castilho; Marco A. Cremasco

    2009-01-01

    Experiments were performed with gas and solids flow in a 2.42 m high circulating fluidized bed (CFB). This equipment has both solids and gas fed into the downer section. Local solids holdup was measured using an optical fiber probe. By the axial solids concentration distribution, it was verified that (1) the curve that precedes the entrance into the riser provides further

  4. Studies on roasting of wheat using fluidized bed roaster

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. Venkatesh Murthy; R. Ravi; K. Keshava Bhat; K. S. M. S. Raghavarao

    2008-01-01

    Roasting is normally done to enhance the flavour and to improve organoleptic properties of the food grains. Roasting is a high temperature short time (HTST) heat treatment process and the temperatures used are normally in the range of 280–350°C. In the present study a continuous fluidized bed roaster (FBR) using flue has been designed and used to roast wheat grain.

  5. Investigation on Agropellet Combustion in the Fluidized Bed

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. L. Isemin; V. V. Konayahin; S. N. Kuzmin; A. T. Zorin; A. V. Mikhalev

    2010-01-01

    Agricultural wastes (straw, sunflower or millet husk, etc.) are difficult to use as fuel because of low bulk density and relatively big ash content with a low melting point. It is possible to produce agropellets of agricultural wastes which are suggested to combust in a fluidized bed of pellets alone, their char particles and ash. The characteristics of the process

  6. Local structure of a binary finely dispersed fluidized bed

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yu. A. Buevich; V. M. Liventsov; A. E. Mozol'Kov

    1976-01-01

    Results are given of calculations of the quantities characterizing the random pseudoturbulent motions of the phases in a homogeneous fluidized bed consisting of particles of two sorts, differing in size. The dependence of the coefficients of pseudoturbulent diffusion of the particles, the mean-square velocities of the pulsations, etc., on the partial concentrations of the particles, the ratio of their sizes,

  7. AXIAL SOLID DISTRIBUTION IN GAS-SOLID FLUIDIZED BEDS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Liang-Tseng Fan; Chau Jen Lee; Richard C. Bailie

    1962-01-01

    A gamma -ray attenuation method was applied to determine the axial ; fluidizing bulk density profile for an air-solid aggregative fluidized bed. ; Except for beds fluidized at very high air velocities two distinct density zones ; were noted. The density of the bed in the lower pontion of the column was ; relatively constant for a particular set of

  8. Magnetically Stabilized Fluidized Beds for Solids Separation by Density

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. E. Rosensweig; W. K. Lee; J. H. Siegell

    1987-01-01

    Systems for the dry separation of solids by density difference are described. They consist of a magnetically stabilized fluidized bed (MSB) as a host medium in which heavy solids sink and light solids float. The magnetic stabilization produces a fluidized medium with the absence of gas bubbling and thus enhances the separations efficiency by preventing remixing of the feed solids

  9. NMR investigations of gas transport in fluidized beds

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Wang; J. Ng; M. Rosen; R. Mair; R. Walsworth; D. Candela

    2004-01-01

    We are using NMR of hyperpolarized xenon to study gas transport in fluidized beds. Our preliminary investigations have shown that both the xenon NMR frequency and linewidth are dependent on the bulk gas flow rate through the bed; and that a distinct xenon NMR frequency spectral peak can be observed in the bubbling regime. These changes of the xenon NMR

  10. Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of Fluidized Bed Polymerization Reactors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rong Fan

    2006-01-01

    Fluidized beds (FB) reactors are widely used in the polymerization industry due to their superior heat- and mass-transfer characteristics. Nevertheless, problems associated with local overheating of polymer particles and excessive agglomeration leading to FB reactors defluidization still persist and limit the range of operating temperatures that can be safely achieved in plant-scale reactors. Many people have been worked on the

  11. Measurement techniques for gas-solid fluidized-bed reactors

    SciTech Connect

    Werther, J.; Hartge, E.U.; Rensner, D. (Technische Univ. Hamburg (Germany))

    1993-01-01

    Available measurement techniques for fluid-mechanical properties are reviewed, ranging from the simple determination of bed expansion and integral solids concentrations to more sophisticated techniques for the determination of local solids concentrations, velocities, and mass flows. The problem of gas sampling from fluidized-bed reactors is, also, discussed. A mass-spectrometric method of measuring local and instantaneous gas concentrations is presented.

  12. LP engine and fluidized bed gas producer performance

    SciTech Connect

    Lamorey, G.W.; Jenkins, B.M.; Goss, J.R.

    1986-01-01

    Performance data is presented for operation of a fluidized bed gasifier fueling a 75 kW, LP gas engine with almond shell screenings, alfalfa seed straw and screenings, corn and cotton stalks, rice and wheat straw. Gasifier operation was satisfactory. Engine operation was marginal.

  13. Experimental study and modeling of fluidized bed coating and agglomeration

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. Saleh; D. Steinmetz; M. Hemati

    2003-01-01

    This work deals with the fluidized bed coating and agglomeration of solid particles. The effect of particle size on coating criteria was investigated using sand particles as the coating support and aqueous solutions containing NaCl as coating liquid. The results showed that both growth rate and efficiency increase with decreasing the particle size. The growth was mainly governed by layering

  14. Oxidation of sulfur dioxide in high concentrations in fluidized bed

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. H. Gujarathi; S. K. Raman

    1976-01-01

    Air?SO2 mixtures containing 14, 18, 22 and 26% SO2 were reacted using an attrition-resistant vanadium catalyst in fluidized bed. Change of bed height was found to be the most suitable method for attaining a desired conversion.

  15. LEVEL 2 CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FLUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTOR SAMPLES

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report gives results of a Level 1 data evaluation and prioritization and the Level 2 environmental assessment (EA) chemical data acquired on a set of fluidized-bed combustor (FBC) particulate samples. The Level 2 analysis followed the approach described in 'Approach to Level ...

  16. Chemical reaction induced agglomeration and defluidization of fluidized beds

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gabriel Tardos; Robert Pfeffer

    1995-01-01

    Industrial fluidized beds are operated with particles that usually contain impurities or are themselves a mixture of many components (for example, ores). Upon heating to high temperatures, some of these components soften, melt or react with each other, generating stickiness. In fluid bed reactors, the fluidizing gas can also react chemically with the solids producing new components and during this

  17. Experimental evaluation and modeling of agglomerating fine powder fluidized beds

    Microsoft Academic Search

    N. K. Yadav; B. D. Kulkarni; L. K. Doraiswamy

    1994-01-01

    The effects of fines on the behavior of a fluidized-bed reactor have been investigated using a commercial catalyst for propylene ammoxidation. Experimental studies show that the catalyst powder agglomerates and that there exists a critical level of fines in the bed (around 30%) for which the fluid-bed behavior in terms of bed expansion, aeratability, and cluster size is optimum. The

  18. Agglomeration in bio-fuel fired fluidized bed combustors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Weigang Lin; Kim Dam-Johansen; Flemming Frandsen

    2003-01-01

    This paper presents results from systematic agglomeration experiments in a straw-fired laboratory-scale fluidized bed combustor and a theoretical study of the phenomena. Experiments were carried out at different operating conditions. Defluidization resulting from agglomeration occurred in all experiments. The agglomeration tendency is represented by the time before defluidization is detected. The results show that the temperature has a pronounced effect

  19. TREATMENT OF MUNICIPAL WASTEWATERS BY THE FLUIDIZED BED BIOREACTOR PROCESS

    EPA Science Inventory

    A 2-year, large-scale pilot investigation was conducted at the City of Newburgh Water Pollution Control Plant, Newburgh, NY, to demonstrate the application of the fluidized bed bioreactor process to the treatment of municipal wastewaters. The experimental effort investigated the ...

  20. Fluidized bed biodenitrification of gaseous diffusion plant aqueous wastes

    SciTech Connect

    Kowalchuk, M.L.; Hancher, C.W.

    1982-10-24

    Decontamination and uranium recovery operations at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant generate nitrate containing raffinates. A biodenitrification process will be used to meet more stringent EPA nitrate emission constraints soon in effect. Fluidized bed reactor studies at ORNL provided data necessary to characterize bioreactor performance and generate design criteria. 11 refs., 4 figs., 5 tabs.

  1. Desilication of geothermal waste water in fluidized beds

    SciTech Connect

    Axtamann, R.C.; Grant-Taylor, D.

    1985-01-01

    This paper describes an apparatus for the theory of the deposition of silicic acid in geothermal waste waters onto fluidized bed particles prior to the water's reinjection into a geothermal reservoir. The process prolongs the reservoir's useful lifetime; disposes of toxic aqueous ions; and produces a valuable by-product-- nearly pure silica.

  2. Combustion of Cattle Manure in a Fluidized Bed Combustor 

    E-print Network

    Annamalai, K.; Colaluca, M. A.; Ibrahim, M. Y.; Sweeten, J. M.

    1988-01-01

    conversion of marginal fuels, such a technology is being explored for the combustion of feedlot manure. A fluidized bed combustor of 0.15 m (6 in.) diameter was used for the combustion tests on manure. Experiments were conducted with -20 to +20 percent excess...

  3. Migrating fluidized bed combustion system for a steam generator

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Strohmeyer; C. Jr

    1984-01-01

    The invention comprises a steam generator having a migrating fluidized bed combustor system. The bottom, head end of the bed incorporates a support floor system through which air is admitted tangential to the floor in a manner which causes the bed to migrate in a retraceable track. Tangential admission of air cools the floor and inhibits reverse flow down through

  4. Fluidized bed reactor for working up carbon coated particles

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Marschollek; W. Simon; C. Walter

    1981-01-01

    A fluidized bed reactor is described for working up carbon coated particles, particularly nuclear fuel particles or fertile material particles consisting essentially of a cylindrical portion connected to a conical portion. Gas supply pipes, gas distribution space and gas distribution heads are provided within the conical reactor lower portion, the gas distribution members being arranged in at least two superimposed

  5. Fluidized bed furnace and method of emptying the same

    Microsoft Academic Search

    E. Barnert; H. Schmitz

    1985-01-01

    A fluidized bed furnace for coating fuel particles for nuclear reactors, particularly high temperature reactors, can be emptied without cooling down the reaction tube by substituting an inert gas for the coating gas and then lowering the inner tube through which this gas is fed so as to clear a passage in the surrounding outer gas feed tube through which

  6. Sorbent performance in fluidized-bed combustors: The effect of calcination on the sulfation rate and calcium utilization

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Romans, David Earl

    This investigation was conducted to determine if greater amounts of SOsb2 can be removed by naturally occurring sorbents from coal-fired, atmospheric, fluidized-bed combustors if a greater understanding of the calcination process during simultaneous calcination and sulfation is ascertained. A bench-scale, fluidized-bed reactor, ca. 68 insp3 (1,114 cmsp3) of total volume, 1.5 inI.D., utilizing 100 mesh U.S. Standard Sieve stainless steel screens for a frit, was successfully operated and found to be capable of producing the necessary, repeatable data for addressing the hypothesis. Electronic mass flow meters were used to deliver a synthetic gas mixture consisting of Nsb2,\\ Osb2,\\ COsb2, and SOsb2. On-line gas analyzers were used to measure the real-time effluent concentrations of the latter three species. Gas compositions usually consisted of 4 vol% Osb2; 2,000 vppm SOsb2; 0-40 vol% COsb2; and the balance Nsb2. Three limestones with particles sizes ranging from 150 to 1,000 mum were used along with sized quartz for bed material. All experiments were performed at atmospheric pressure with temperatures generally ranging from 850 to 900sp°C. Calcination and sulfation occur simultaneously with respect to time and both the sulfation rate and calcium utilization generally increase with increasing calcination rates. COsb2-induced sintering decreases the calcine surface area while simultaneously increasing the mean diameter pore size; the significant reduction in developed surface area negates any perceived benefit of larger mean diameter pores for increased sorbent performance. Additionally, the use of elevated concentrations of COsb2 in an attempt to minimize the development of an impermeable CaSOsb4 rim via the slow release of COsb2 through the porous solid is generally not a viable method for increasing the sorbent performance (sulfation rate and calcium utilization) since intra-particle, thermally-induced fractures provide access paths for CaO located towards the center of the particle-negating the benefits of larger pores and the slow "percolation" of COsb2 through the porous matrix. The calcination process was successfully modeled wherein intra-particle partial pressures of COsb2 and extents of calcination are quantified.

  7. System analysis of fluidized-bed combustor, Naval Base, Great Lakes

    SciTech Connect

    Butt, N.; Hefelfinger, R.; Sarma, K.

    1981-02-01

    A semi-commercial size fluidized bed combustor for burning coal in the presence of limestone has been designed and built at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. UOP/SDC has been requested to perform a systems analysis of the feed system, the fluidized-bed combustor, and the flue gas path components to determine their operability, safety, and reliability and also to make a failure mode and effects analysis. Information for this study was gathered from review of selected drawings and from discussions with the designer (Combustion Engineering) and the design reviewer (Davy McKee). Systems analysis of the FBC-System revealed no abnormalities. The basic design features were reviewed, and the findings were satisfactory. The system has been well instrumented and should provide adequate safeguards. The problems of feed splitting in the desired ratio could not be evaluated, as the necessary data and the detailed design were proprietary in nature, and UOP/SDC did not have access to that information. Fluid bed slumping for partial operations was modeled. Two interesting features on side drifting were found: the drift depends upon the fluidization velocity and the solids diffusivity; and the drift profile is approximately exponential.

  8. The attrition behavior of sorbents in fluidized bed combustion: Effect of grain structure and physical strength

    SciTech Connect

    Liu, Y.; Scaroni, A.W. [Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)

    1996-12-31

    In fluidized bed power plants, limestones and dolostones are used as sorbents to capture sulfur dioxide released from burning coal. The attrition behavior of the sorbent used is an important operating consideration, because attrition changes the particle size distribution, which can influence sorbent utilization, heat transfer and the operating stability of the system. As previous studies have indicated, there are two size reduction pathways for a particle in a fluidized bed. The first involves surface abrasion producing one slightly smaller particle and many fine particles. The second involves break up of the initial particle, followed by surface abrasion of the resulting fragments. The fate of a particular sorbent particle depends on two competing parameters: breaking forces and material strength. Natural calcium-based sorbent particles are aggregates of individual grains of carbonate crystallites. Sorbents vary greatly in their physical structure and chemical composition. The work presented here is a study of the effect of sorbent physical properties, i.e., grain structure and physical strength, on attrition behavior.

  9. Experiment and grey relational analysis of CWS spheres combustion in a fluidized bed

    SciTech Connect

    Hui Wang; Xiumin Jiang; Jianguo Liu; Weigang Lin [Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai (China). School of Mechanical Engineering

    2007-08-15

    In order to study the combustion of coal water slurry (CWS) in fluidized bed boilers, artificial CWS droplet spheres were used for simulation of the spheres formed from CWS droplets which fall from the furnace top to the bed. The artificial spheres were introduced to a bench-scale fluidized bed furnace. Quartz sand was used as the bed material. The influence of the operation conditions (e.g., bed temperature, superficial gas velocity, and bed height) on the combustion characteristics was investigated. The bed temperatures were varied at 650, 750, 850, and 950{sup o}C. The gas velocities were in a range of fluidization numbers W (defined as U/U{sub mf}) of 3, 3.5, 4, and 4.5. The bed heights were varied 30, 50, 70, and 90 mm. The CWS spheres were taken out at five residence times (15, 30, 45, 60, and 75 s). The mass ratio of the residue fixed carbon to parent fixed carbon was calculated for studying the influential factors. Under the reference conditions, it is shown that the burnout time is less than 150 s. The grey relational analysis was used to study the degree of relative importance of the influential factors. The results showed that the influence of the bed height is the least, the fluidization number has the greatest influence in the early and later stages, and the bed temperature contributes most in the intermediate stages. 16 refs., 16 figs., 6 tabs.

  10. EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF HIGH LEVELS OF SO2 REMOVAL IN ATMOSPHERIC-PRESSURE FUIDIZED-BED COMBUSTORS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report describes tests conducted in an atmospheric-pressure-fluidized-bed combustor (FBC) with a cross-section of 1 x 1.6 m) to demonstrate high levels of S02 removal when burning a high-sulfur coal and feeding limestone sorbent for S02 removal. The goal was to achieve 90-plu...

  11. Microscopic examination of lignite ash and silica sand agglomerates formed in a 2-inch fluidized bed reactor

    SciTech Connect

    Bobman, M.H.; Ketelle, D.T.; Kalmanovitch, D.P.

    1986-02-01

    Fluidized bed combustion of North Dakota lignite may result in severe agglomeration of ash and bed material; the nature of mineral impurities, operating temperatures, gaseous environment, and bed material composition are significant factors which influence agglomerate formation. Tests were performed in a 18-inch fluid bed combustor (FBC) at UNDERC using a wide range of low-rank coals and various bed materials. More recently, a 2-inch fluidized bed reactor was constructed and operated to evaluate interactions of North Dakota lignite ash and silica sand bed material at typical combustor operating temperatures. Samples of the bed material were prepared in polished thick sections for optical and electron microscopy. Detailed analysis by energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry and scanning electron microscopy showed that when sulfur dioxide was present in the gas stream, calcium, sulfur, and silica were present at the boundary between the silica sand particle and its ash coating. The ash coating consisted of discrete fly ash particles in a homogeneous matrix. The photomicrograph below was taken of a cross-section of an agglomerate formed at 1450/sup 0/F when sulfur dioxide was added. The particle diameter is more than twice that of the initial silica sand grain. In contrast, a very thin ash coating resulted when sulfur dioxide was not present in the fluidizing gas, and cemented agglomerates consisting of several sand grains, were not observed. The significance of this work relates to the need for understanding mechanisms by which agglomeration occurs in fluidized bed combustion. Using a small bench-scale system allows for careful control of experimental variables at a reasonable cost. The results of such an experimental program may be used by utility, engineering, and mining firms to assess the potential for serious agglomeration when combusting a fuel with high ash content or ''bad acting'' minerals in a fluidized bed. 2 refs.

  12. Desulfurization Characteristics of Fly Ash Recirculation and Combustion in the Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Li, S. F.; Fang, M. X.; Yu, B.; Wang, Q. H.; Luo, Z. Y.

    The experiments of the fly ash recycle combustion using Guizhou anthracite were carried out in a bench scale circulating fluidized bed (CFB) combustor. Effects of some key operating parameters such as recycle ash to coal mass ratio (Ca to S molar ratio), temperature, reactivation modeof fly ash, circulation rateand fluidization velocity on the desulfurization efficiency were intensively investigated. It is shown that thelimestone utilization efficiency could be improved about 30% with the following operating conditions: the mass ratio of fly ash (reactivated by water and dried at 90°C) to coal was 0.45, the furnace temperature was 880°C, the water to ash mass ratio was 4.5% (the water-to-calcium molar ratio was 0.55) and circulation rate was 18.

  13. State of Industrial Fluidized Bed Combustion 

    E-print Network

    Mesko, J. E.

    1982-01-01

    A new combustion technique has been developed in the last decade that permits the burning of low quality coal, lignite and other fuels, while maintaining stack emissions within State and Federal limits. Low quality fuels can be burned directly...

  14. Transfer function matrix model of the bubbling fluidized bed boiler

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Porzuczek, Jan

    2011-12-01

    The paper presents proposal of a model of the fluidized bed boiler adapted for use in model-based controllers e.g. predictive, adaptive or internal model control (IMC). The model has been derived in the form of transfer function matrix which allows its direct implementation in the controller structure. Formulated model takes into consideration the principal cross-coupling between process variables which enables the opportunity to search for feasibility of decoupling control. The results of the identification of the dynamics of the 2 MW industrial bubbling fluidized bed boiler using the proposed model form was presented. According to the experimental data it was found that despite of introduced simplifications presented model allows the boiler behavior prediction.

  15. Element associations in ash from waste combustion in fluidized bed

    SciTech Connect

    Karlfeldt Fedje, K., E-mail: karinka@chalmers.s [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Division of Environmental Inorganic Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology, Kemivaegen 10, 412 96 Goeteborg (Sweden); Rauch, S. [Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Division of Water Environment Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Sven Hultins Gata 8, 412 96 Goeteborg (Sweden); Cho, P.; Steenari, B.-M. [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Division of Environmental Inorganic Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology, Kemivaegen 10, 412 96 Goeteborg (Sweden)

    2010-07-15

    The incineration of MSW in fluidized beds is a commonly applied waste management practice. The composition of the ashes produced in a fluidized bed boiler has important environmental implications as potentially toxic trace elements may be associated with ash particles and it is therefore essential to determine the mechanisms controlling the association of trace elements to ash particles, including the role of major element composition. The research presented here uses micro-analytical techniques to study the distribution of major and trace elements and determine the importance of affinity-based binding mechanisms in separate cyclone ash particles from MSW combustion. Particle size and the occurrence of Ca and Fe were found to be important factors for the binding of trace elements to ash particles, but the binding largely depends on random associations based on the presence of a particle when trace elements condensate in the flue gas.

  16. Application of a fluidized bed combustor to the DARS process

    SciTech Connect

    Scott-Young, R.E. [Australian Paper, Burnie, Tasmania (Australia). Pulp Mill and Services Unit

    1995-12-31

    Australian Paper has built the world`s first and only operational Direct Alkali Recovery System (DARS) to recover caustic soda for a soda AQ chemical pulp mill. At the heart of the DARS process, concentrated spent pulping liquor is burnt in a fluidized bed. The bed material is made up of coarse, dense iron oxide pellets which require a high fluidizing velocity. Bubbling is violent and gives robust fluidization of the iron and sodium compounds. The plant suffered a protracted startup because of equipment failures, air flow instability problems, and process and equipment design errors. A large amount of post construction development work was required. This paper discusses the experiences and knowledge gained in adapting a fluidized bed to the DARS process.

  17. Fluidized bed combustor and removable windbox and tube assembly therefor

    DOEpatents

    DeFeo, Angelo (Totowa, NJ); Hosek, William (Mt. Tabor, NJ)

    1983-01-01

    A fluidized bed combustor comprises a housing having a chamber therein with a top having a discharge for the gases which are generated in the chamber and a bottom with a discharge for heated fluid. An assembly is arranged in the lower portion of the chamber and the assembly includes a lower plate which is mounted on a support flange of the housing so that it is spaced from the bottom of the chamber and defines a fluid plenum between it and the bottom of the chamber for the discharge of heated fluid. The assembly includes a heat exchanger inlet plenum having tubes therethrough for the passage of fluidizer air and a windbox above the heat exchanger plenum which has a distributor plate top wall. A portion of the chamber above the top wall defines a fluidized bed.

  18. Fluidized bed combustor and removable windbox and tube assembly therefor

    DOEpatents

    DeFeo, Angelo (Totowa, NJ); Hosek, William S. (Mt. Tabor, NJ)

    1981-01-01

    A fluidized bed combustor comprises a housing having a chamber therein with a top having a discharge for the gases which are generated in the chamber and a bottom with a discharge for heated fluid. An assembly is arranged in the lower portion of the chamber and the assembly includes a lower plate which is mounted on a support flange of the housing so that it is spaced from the bottom of the chamber and defines a fluid plenum between it and the bottom of the chamber for the discharge of heated fluid. The assembly includes a heat exchanger inlet plenum having tubes therethrough for the passage of fluidizer air and a windbox above the heat exchanger plenum which has a distributor plate top wall. A portion of the chamber above the top wall defines a fluidized bed.

  19. Torrefaction of sawdust in a fluidized bed reactor.

    PubMed

    Li, Hui; Liu, Xinhua; Legros, Robert; Bi, Xiaotao T; Lim, C J; Sokhansanj, Shahab

    2012-01-01

    In the present work, stable fluidization of sawdust was achieved in a bench fluidized bed with an inclined orifice distributor without inert bed materials. A solids circulation pattern was established in the bed without the presence of slugging and channeling. The effects of treatment severity and weight loss on the solid product properties were identified. The decomposition of hemicelluloses was found to be responsible for the significant changes of chemical, physical and mechanical properties of the torrefied sawdust, including energy content, particle size distribution and moisture absorption capacity. The hydrophobicity of the torrefied sawdust was improved over the raw sawdust with a reduction of around 40 wt.% in saturated water uptake rate, and enhanced with increasing the treatment severity due to the decomposition of hemicelluloses which are rich in hydroxyl groups. The results in this study provided the basis for torrefaction in fluidized bed reactors. PMID:22055091

  20. Bed drain cover assembly for a fluidized bed

    DOEpatents

    Comparato, Joseph R. (Bloomfield, CT); Jacobs, Martin (Hartford, CT)

    1982-01-01

    A loose fitting movable cover plate (36), suitable for the severe service encountered in a fluidized bed combustor (10), restricts the flow of solids into the combustor drain lines (30) during shutdown of the bed. This cover makes it possible to empty spent solids from the bed drain lines which would otherwise plug the piping between the drain and the downstream metering device. This enables use of multiple drain lines each with a separate metering device for the control of solids flow rate.

  1. The backflow cell model for fluidized bed catalytic reactors 

    E-print Network

    Ganapathy, E. V

    1967-01-01

    to maintain a rela- tively constant temperature throughout the bed, despite wide variations in the rate of heat release. May (19), in his studies of solids and gas mixing in fluidized beds, used radioactive Iodine-132 as the tracer material. The tracer... ORDER FLUIDI ZED BED REACTORS FIRST ORDER FLUIDI ZED BED REACTOR PERFORMANCE 7 . COMPARISON WITH REACTOR YIELD DATA 8 ~ EFFECT OF BYPASS FLOW AROUND ONE CELL 75 OUTLET IMPULSE RESPONSE FOR NONREACTIVE TRACER WITH MASS TRANSFER 77 10 . OUTLET...

  2. Investigation on Agropellet Combustion in the Fluidized Bed

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. L. Isemin; V. V. Konayahin; S. N. Kuzmin; A. T. Zorin; A. V. Mikhalev

    \\u000a Agricultural wastes (straw, sunflower or millet husk, etc.) are difficult to use as fuel because of low bulk density and relatively\\u000a big ash content with a low melting point. It is possible to produce agropellets of agricultural wastes which are suggested\\u000a to combust in a fluidized bed of pellets alone, their char particles and ash. The characteristics of the process

  3. Highly dense beaded sorbents suitable for fluidized bed applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    N. Voute; E. Boschetti

    1999-01-01

    New highly dense beaded sorbents suitable for fluidized bed applications of protein separations are presented. They are prepared using porous mineral oxides supporting functional hydrogels responsible for protein interaction. Beads of small diameter (70µm) are selected to reduce mass transfer resistance. Zirconium oxide was the preferred mineral material due to its high density (5.9g\\/ml) allowing high fluidizing liquid velocities (600

  4. Fluidized-bed testing of Z-SORB III sorbent

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. P. Gupta; S. K. Gangwal; G. P. Khare

    1994-01-01

    Phillips Petroleum Company (PPCo) successfully developed a fluidizable version of their proprietary Z-SORB sorbent. Z-SORB sorbent is a ZnO-based regenerable sorbent for removing hydrogen sulfide (HâS) and carbonyl sulfide (COS). RTI conducted a life-cycle test on this sorbent in the high-temperature, high-pressure (HTHP) semi-batch fluidized-bed reactor. This test consisted of 50 cycles of sulfidation and regeneration to demonstrate the long-term

  5. Radial distribution of bubbles in the cylindrical fluidized-bed

    SciTech Connect

    Mori, S.; Hiraoka, S.; Miho, S.; Yamada, I.

    1984-01-01

    A new steady-state model of freely-bubbling cylindrical fluidized beds has been developed which is sufficiently simple to simulate large scale beds without excessive computing time requirements, such as, those previously proposed unsteadystate models. It has been found that the observed data of radial distributions of bubble flow rate in various size of beds obtained by Werther were able to be described by the calculated results from the model proposed here.

  6. Devolatilization of wood and wastes in fluidized bed

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alberto Gomez-Barea; Susanna Nilsson; Fernando Vidal Barrero; Manuel Campoy

    2010-01-01

    Experiments were carried out in a laboratory fluidized bed (FB) to characterize the devolatilization behavior of wood and various wastes at temperatures applicable to FB gasification and combustion, i.e. 750–900°C. The fuels tested were pellets made of wood, meat and bone meal, and compost (from municipal solid wastes), as well as dried granulates of sewage sludge (DSS). Determination of yields

  7. Anaerobic ammonium oxidation discovered in a denitrifying fluidized bed reactor

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Mulder; A. A. van de Graaf; L. A. Robertson; J. G. Kuenen

    1995-01-01

    Until now, oxidation of ammonium has only been known to proceed under aerobic conditions. Recently, we observed that NH4+ was disappearing from a denitrifying fluidized bed reactor treating effluent from a methanogenic reactor. Both nitrate and ammonium consumption increased with concomitant gas production. A maximum ammonium removal rate of 0.4 kg N · m?3 · d?1 (1.2 mM\\/h) was observed.

  8. Attrition characteristics of alumina catalyst for fluidized bed incinerator

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yeong Seong Park; Han Soo Kim; Dowon Shun; Kwang Sup Song; Sung Kyu Kang

    2000-01-01

    Attrition characteristics of alumina catalyst for catalytic incineration have been studied in a fluidized bed cold mode combustor\\u000a (F10 cm, 160 cm height). The particle size and density of alumina catalyst were 1.4-1.7 mm and 1.13 g\\/cm3. As operating variables,\\u000a excess gas velocity (U-Umf) and bed weight (Wb) were selected. The experimental results show that attrition rate of alumina catalyst

  9. Accelerated reliability growth in cogeneration plants with fluidized bed boilers

    SciTech Connect

    Shor, S.W.W. (Bechtel Corp., San Francisco, CA (United States)); Hughes, M. (Pyropower Corp., San Diego, CA (US))

    1991-01-01

    Systems incorporating new technology commonly fail to reach their mature availability for several years after initial operation. However, much of this delay can be avoided by an accelerated reliability growth program to identify and eliminate each cause of failure at the earliest possible moment. This paper describes an accelerated reliability growth program applied to the new technology of fluidized bed combustion. The approach was initially applied to a single unit with good results, and is now being extended to two additional units.

  10. HYDRODYNAMICS AND HEAT TRANSFER OF LIQUID FLUIDIZED BED SYSTEMS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. JAMIALAHMADI; H. MÜLLER-STEINHAGEN

    2000-01-01

    After some genera] remarks about liquid\\/solid fluidization, various aspects of liquid fluidization hydrodynamics and heat transfer have been analyzed on a coherent basis. For each of these cases, the state-of-the-art has been reported, together with some indication of areas that deserve further attention. Major emphasis is placed on the hydrodynamic behavior of fluidized beds, heat transfer mechanisms from surface-to-bed and

  11. Tar removal during the fluidized bed gasification of plastic waste

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Umberto Arena; Lucio Zaccariello; Maria Laura Mastellone

    2009-01-01

    A recycled polyethylene was fed in a pilot plant bubbling fluidized bed gasifier, having an internal diameter of 0.381m and a maximum feeding capacity of 90kg\\/h. The experimental runs were carried out under various operating conditions: the bed temperature was kept at about 850°C, the equivalence ratio varied between 0.2 and 0.35, the amount of bed material was between 131

  12. Air gasification of polypropylene plastic waste in fluidized bed gasifier

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rui Xiao; Baosheng Jin; Hongcang Zhou; Zhaoping Zhong; Mingyao Zhang

    2007-01-01

    An experimental study on air gasification of polypropylene was conducted in a fluidized bed gasifier with an insider diameter (i.d.) of 100mm and a height of 4.2m. The effect of the equivalence ratio, bed height and fluidization velocity on various gasification results, including the product yield distribution, gas composition, gas heating value and gas yield were studied. The equivalence ratio

  13. ANAEROBIC DEGRADATION OF COMPLEX SUBSTRATES IN FLUIDIZED BED BIOFILM REACTORS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Fuentes; C. Thompson; M. C. Mussati; P. A. Aguirre

    A study of the anaerobic digestion of synthetic complex substrates, containing carbohydrates and proteins, was carried out in two lab-scale, mesophilic fluidized-bed reactors, using sand as inert support for biofilm attachment. After start-up using a soluble substrate based on glucose and acetate, particulate substrates were fed to bioreactors. One reactor was fed with a mixture of sucrose and albumin (RAS

  14. Fluidized bed gasification ash reduction and removal system

    DOEpatents

    Schenone, Carl E. (Madison, PA); Rosinski, Joseph (Vanderbilt, PA)

    1984-02-28

    In a fluidized bed gasification system an ash removal system to reduce the particulate ash to a maximum size or smaller, allow the ash to cool to a temperature lower than the gasifier and remove the ash from the gasifier system. The system consists of a crusher, a container containing level probes and a means for controlling the rotational speed of the crusher based on the level of ash within the container.

  15. Fluidized bed gasification ash reduction and removal process

    DOEpatents

    Schenone, Carl E. (Madison, PA); Rosinski, Joseph (Vanderbilt, PA)

    1984-12-04

    In a fluidized bed gasification system an ash removal system to reduce the particulate ash to a maximum size or smaller, allow the ash to cool to a temperature lower than the gasifier and remove the ash from the gasifier system. The system consists of a crusher, a container containing level probes and a means for controlling the rotational speed of the crusher based on the level of ash within the container.

  16. Ten residual biomass fuels for circulating fluidized-bed gasification

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A van der Drift; J van Doorn; J. W Vermeulen

    2001-01-01

    In co-operation with a Dutch company (NV Afvalzorg) and the Dutch agency for energy and environment (Novem), ECN has successfully tested 10 different biomass residues in its 500kWth circulating fluidized-bed gasification facility. Among the fuels used are demolition wood (both pure and mixed with sewage sludge and paper sludge), verge grass, railroad ties, cacao shells and different woody fuels. Railroad

  17. Spectral methods applied to fluidized bed combustors. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Brown, R.C.; Christofides, N.J.; Junk, K.W.; Raines, T.S.; Thiede, T.D.

    1996-08-01

    The objective of this project was to develop methods for characterizing fuels and sorbents from time-series data obtained during transient operation of fluidized bed boilers. These methods aimed at determining time constants for devolatilization and char burnout using carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) profiles and from time constants for the calcination and sulfation processes using CO{sub 2} and sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2}) profiles.

  18. Investigation on Agropellet Combustion in the Fluidized Bed

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Isemin, R. L.; Konayahin, V. V.; Kuzmin, S. N.; Zorin, A. T.; Mikhalev, A. V.

    Agricultural wastes (straw, sunflower or millet husk, etc.) are difficult to use as fuel because of low bulk density and relatively big ash content with a low melting point. It is possible to produce agropellets of agricultural wastes which are suggested to combust in a fluidized bed of pellets alone, their char particles and ash. The characteristics of the process of fluidization of agropellets are investigated at room temperature. The experiments on agropellet combustion in a fluidized bed are carried out in an experimental set-up. The results of the experiments have shown that in such a bed the pellets produced of straw and millet husk combust with the same rate as those of wood though the latter contain 8.76 - 19.4 times less ash. The duration of combustion of the same portion of straw pellets in a fluidized bed is 3.74 - 7.01 times less than the duration of combustion of cut straw in a fixed bed. Besides, the movement of agropellets prevents agglomeration and slagging of a boiler furnace.

  19. NMR investigations of gas transport in fluidized beds

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wang, R.; Ng, J.; Rosen, M.; Mair, R.; Walsworth, R.; Candela, D.

    2004-03-01

    We are using NMR of hyperpolarized xenon to study gas transport in fluidized beds. Our preliminary investigations have shown that both the xenon NMR frequency and linewidth are dependent on the bulk gas flow rate through the bed; and that a distinct xenon NMR frequency spectral peak can be observed in the bubbling regime. These changes of the xenon NMR frequency spectrum are caused by differences in local magnetic susceptibility gradients for gas in the bubble and interstitial phases, due to different grain number densities in the two phases. We have also performed preliminary pulsed-field-gradient NMR studies of the xenon gas displacement probability as a function of time, which yields the vertical gas-flow velocity distribution through the fluidized bed. For low gas-flow, such that the granular sample remains static or homogeneously-fluidized, we find that the measured velocity distribution is Gaussian, which suggests coherent gas-flow through the bed. At the onset of bubbling, the emergence of more complicated gas-flow becomes apparent: the velocity distribution broadens considerably, and a significant fraction of the gas has a negative velocity. These measurements are consistent with a picture of gas in bubbles rising through the fluidized bed, while some interstitial-phase gas flows down in the reverse direction through the pack.

  20. Staged fluidized-bed combustion and filter system

    DOEpatents

    Mei, Joseph S. (Morgantown, WV); Halow, John S. (Waynesburg, PA)

    1994-01-01

    A staged fluidized-bed combustion and filter system for substantially reducing the quantity of waste through the complete combustion into ash-type solids and gaseous products. The device has two fluidized-bed portions, the first primarily as a combustor/pyrolyzer bed, and the second as a combustor/filter bed. The two portions each have internal baffles to define stages so that material moving therein as fluidized beds travel in an extended route through those stages. Fluidization and movement is achieved by the introduction of gases into each stage through a directional nozzle. Gases produced in the combustor/pyrolyzer bed are permitted to travel into corresponding stages of the combustor/filter bed through screen filters that permit gas flow but inhibit solids flow. Any catalyst used in the combustor/filter bed is recycled. The two beds share a common wall to minimize total volume of the system. A slightly modified embodiment can be used for hot gas desulfurization and sorbent regeneration. Either side-by-side rectangular beds or concentric beds can be used. The system is particularly suited to the processing of radioactive and chemically hazardous waste.

  1. Erosion of heat exchanger tubes in fluidized beds

    SciTech Connect

    Johnson, E.K.; Flemmer, R.L.C.

    1991-01-01

    This final report describes the activities of the 3-year project entitled Erosion of Heat Exchanger Tubes In Fluidized Beds.'' which was completed at the end of 1990. Project accomplishments include the collection of a substantial body of wear data In a 24in. [times] 24in. fluidized bed, comparative wear results In a 6in. [times] 6in. fluidized bed, the development of a dragometer and the collection of a comprehensive set of drag force data in the 24in. [times] 24in. bed, Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) analysis of bubble probe data to establish dominant bubble frequencies in the 24in. [times] 24in. bed, the use of a heat flux gauge for measurement of heat transfer coefficients in the 24in. [times] 24in. bed and the modeling of the tube wear in the 24in. [times] 24in. bed. Analysis of the wear data from the 24in. square bed indicates that tube wear increases with increase in superficial velocity, and with increase in tube height. The latter effect is a result of the tubes higher up in the bed seeing greater movement of dense phase than tubes lower down In the bed. In addition, tube wear was found to decrease with increase in particle size, for constant superficial velocity. Three models of tube wear were formulated and provided acceptable prediction of wear when compared with the experimental data.

  2. Mathematical simulation of working processes in the furnace of a circulating fluidized bed boiler

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dvoinishnikov, V. A.; Larkov, A. V.

    2009-01-01

    A software system developed for simulating and calculating boiler furnaces with circulating fluidized beds is described. The main principles on which the system is constructed are outlined, and the physical and mathematical models of processes in circulating fluidized bed furnaces are described together with the calculation algorithm. Results from a study of analyzing the effect the grinding fineness of initial fuel particles has on the processes in a circulating fluidized bed furnace are presented.

  3. Bench-scale testing of fluidized-bed sorbents -- ZT-4

    SciTech Connect

    Gangwal, S.K.; Gupta, R.P.

    1995-12-01

    The objectives of this project are to identify and demonstrate methods for enhancing long-term chemical reactivity and attrition resistance of zinc oxide-based mixed metal-oxide sorbents for desulfurization of hot coal-derived gases in a high-temperature, high-pressure (HTHP) fluidized-bed reactor. Specific objectives of this study are the following: {sm_bullet} Investigating various manufacturing methods to produce fluidizable zinc ferrite and zinc titanate sorbents in a particle size range of 50 to 400 {mu}m; Characterizating and screening the formulations for chemical reactivity, attrition resistance, and structural properties; Testing selected formulations in an HTHP bench-scale fluidized-bed reactor to obtain an unbiased ranking of the promising sorbents; Investigating the effect of various process variables, such as temperature, nature of coal gas, gas velocity, and chemical composition of the sorbent, on the performance of the sorbent; Life-cycle testing of the superior zinc ferrite and zinc titanate formulations under HTHP conditions to determine their long-term chemical reactivity and mechanical strength; Addressing various reactor design issues; Generating a database on sorbent properties and performance (e.g., rates of reaction, attrition rate) to be used in the design and scaleup of future commercial hot-gas desulfurization systems; Transferring sorbent manufacturing technology to the private sector; Producing large batches (in tonnage quantities) of the sorbent to demonstrate commercial feasibility of the preparation method; and Coordinate testing of superior formulations in pilot plants with real and/or simulated coal gas.

  4. Anthracite culm fired fluidized-bed boiler

    SciTech Connect

    Lentz, E.C.

    1984-01-01

    The author describes a fluidised-bed boiler that has been designed by FluiDyne Engineering Corp. for the combustion of anthracite culm, a material containing about 40% ash and consisting of coal particles embedded in mineral matter. There are some 900 million tons of anthracite culm in northeast Pennsylvania within easy reach of many large metropolitan areas. It is estimated that the material can be used economically within a distance of 200 miles.

  5. Lewis Pressurized, Fluidized-Bed Combustion Program. Data and Calculated Results

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rollbuhler, R. J.

    1982-01-01

    A 200 kilowatt (thermal), pressurized, fluidized bed (PFB) reactor and research test facility were designed, constructed, and operated. The facility was established to assess and evaluate the effect of PFB hot gas effluent on aircraft turbine engine materials that may have applications in stationary powerplant turbogenerators. The facility was intended for research and development work and was designed to operate over a wide range of conditions. These conditions included the type and rate of consumption of fuel (e.g., coal) and sulfur reacting sorbent material: the ratio of feed fuel to sorbent material; the ratio of feed fuel to combustion airflow; the depth of the fluidized reaction bed; the temperature and pressure in the reaction bed; and the type of test unit that was exposed to the combustion exhaust gases.

  6. Latest Evolution of Oxy-Fuel Combustion Technology in Circulating Fluidized Bed

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhao, C. S.; Duan, L. B.; Chen, X. P.; Liang, C.

    O2/CO2 combustion technology is considered as one of the most promising method to mitigate the greenhouse effect, and the O2/CO2 CFB combustion technology which combines O2/CO2 combustion technology with circulating fluidized bed (CFB) combustion technology will extend both their advantages. The latest research findings on O2/CO2 CFB combustion technology are reviewed, the combustion and pollutant emission characteristics are expatiated, its effects on the boiler design are analyzed, the techno-economic assessment are reported and the key issues are indicated in the paper. O2/CO2 CFB combustion technology has no insolvable bottleneck in its development and due to its economic superiority; it is one of the most important clean coal technologies.

  7. Lewis pressurized, fluidized-bed combustion program. Data and calculated results

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rollbuhler, R. J.

    1982-03-01

    A 200 kilowatt (thermal), pressurized, fluidized bed (PFB) reactor and research test facility were designed, constructed, and operated. The facility was established to assess and evaluate the effect of PFB hot gas effluent on aircraft turbine engine materials that may have applications in stationary powerplant turbogenerators. The facility was intended for research and development work and was designed to operate over a wide range of conditions. These conditions included the type and rate of consumption of fuel (e.g., coal) and sulfur reacting sorbent material: the ratio of feed fuel to sorbent material; the ratio of feed fuel to combustion airflow; the depth of the fluidized reaction bed; the temperature and pressure in the reaction bed; and the type of test unit that was exposed to the combustion exhaust gases.

  8. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS CONTROL BY OXYGEN FIRING IN CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED BED BOILERS

    SciTech Connect

    Nsakala ya Nsakala; Gregory N. Liljedahl

    2003-05-15

    Given that fossil fuel fired power plants are among the largest and most concentrated producers of CO{sub 2} emissions, recovery and sequestration of CO{sub 2} from the flue gas of such plants has been identified as one of the primary means for reducing anthropogenic CO{sub 2} emissions. In this study, ALSTOM Power Inc. (ALSTOM) has investigated several coal fired power plant configurations designed to capture CO{sub 2} from effluent gas streams for use or sequestration. Burning fossil fuels in mixtures of oxygen and recirculated flue gas (made principally of CO{sub 2}) essentially eliminates the presence of atmospheric nitrogen in the flue gas. The resulting flue gas is comprised primarily of CO{sub 2}. Oxygen firing in utility scale Pulverized Coal (PC) fired boilers has been shown to be a more economical method for CO{sub 2} capture than amine scrubbing (Bozzuto, et al., 2001). Additionally, oxygen firing in Circulating Fluid Bed Boilers (CFB's) can be more economical than in PC or Stoker firing, because recirculated gas flow can be reduced significantly. Oxygen-fired PC and Stoker units require large quantities of recirculated flue gas to maintain acceptable furnace temperatures. Oxygen-fired CFB units, on the other hand, can accomplish this by additional cooling of recirculated solids. The reduced recirculated gas flow with CFB units results in significant Boiler Island cost savings. Additionally, ALSTOM has identified several advanced/novel plant configurations, which improve the efficiency and cost of the CO{sub 2} product cleanup and compression process. These advanced/novel concepts require long development efforts. An economic analysis indicates that the proposed oxygen-firing technology in circulating fluidized boilers could be developed and deployed economically in the near future in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) applications or enhanced gas recovery (EGR), such as coal bed methane recovery. ALSTOM received a Cooperative Agreement from the US Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE) in 2001 to carry out a project entitled ''Greenhouse Gas Emissions Control by Oxygen Firing in Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers.'' This two-phased project is in effect from September 28, 2001, to October 27, 2004. (U.S. DOE NETL Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-01NT41146). Phase I consisted of an evaluation of the technical feasibility and economics of alternate CO{sub 2} capture technologies applied to Greenfield US coal-fired electric generation power plants, and supporting bench-scale testing. And Phase II consists of pilot-scale testing, supporting a refined performance and economic evaluation of the oxygen-fired AFC concept. Phase I, detailed in this report, entails a comprehensive study evaluating the technical feasibility and economics of alternate CO{sub 2} capture technologies applied to Greenfield US coal-fired electric generation power plants. Thirteen separate but related cases (listed below), representing various levels of technology development, were evaluated as described herein. The first seven cases represent coal combustion cases in CFB type equipment. The next four cases represent Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) systems. The last two cases represent advanced Chemical Looping systems, which were completely paid for by ALSTOM and included herein for completeness.

  9. Prediction of Co-Firing Characteristics of Wastes in Circulating Fluidized Bed by Fuel Properties

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Murakami, Takahiro; Suda, Toshiyuki

    The purpose of this study is to experimentally investigate the co-firing characteristics of different kinds of wastes in circulating fluidized bed combustors, and further to correlate the acquired combustion efficiency with fuel property parameters. The tested individual fuels were wasted tire, RPF, wood tip, RDF and coal, which typified the fuels with distinctively different contents of volatile matters. Coal was employed to represent the fuel containing particularly low volatile matters. The experiments were carried out in a pilot circulating fluidized bed combustor, and varied parameters included the fuel blending ratio, furnace temperature and secondary air ratio. The acquired results indicated that co-firing wasted tire and RPF led to higher CO concentration in the flue gas than firing RPF independently, and this CO concentration increased with increasing the blending ratio of wasted tire. The lower volatile matter content, higher carbon to hydrogen ratio (C?H ratio) and carbon to oxygen ratio (C?O ratio) of wasted tire than those of RPF were suggested to be responsible for the results. The study also found that the available combustion efficiencies in co-firing various pairs of the tested fuels were correlative with the volatile matter contents, C?H and C?O ratios of the blended fuels estimated as the weighed sums of the same property parameters of individual fuels. This allows thus a simple determination of the co-firing efficiency of any fuel blend from calculating the blend?s fuel property parameters using the fuel blending ratio as a weight.

  10. Effect of pressure on second-generation pressurized fluidized bed combustion plants

    SciTech Connect

    Robertson, A. [Foster Wheeler Development Corp., Livingston, NJ (United States); Bonk, D.L. [USDOE Morgantown Energy Technology Center, WV (United States)

    1993-06-01

    In the search for a more efficient, less costly, and more environmentally responsible method for generating electrical power from coal, research and development has turned to advanced pressurized fluidized bed combustion (PFBC) and coal gasification technologies. A logical extension of this work is the second- generation PFBC plant, which incorporates key components of each of these technologies. In this new type of plant, coal devolatilized/carbonized before it is injected into the PFB combustor bed, and the low Btu fuel gas produced by this process is burned in a gas turbine topping combustor. By integrating coal carbonization with PFB coal/char combustion, gas turbine inlet temperatures higher than 1149{degrees}C (2100{degrees}F) can be achieved. The carbonizer, PFB combustor, and particulate-capturing hot gas cleanup systems operate at 871{degrees}C (1600{degrees}F), permitting sulfur capture by lime-based sorbents and minimizing the release of coal contaminants to the gases. This paper presents the performance and economics of this new type of plant and provides a brief overview of the pilot plant test programs being conducted to support its development.

  11. Alkali metal vapor removal from pressurized fluidized-bed combustor flue gas. Quarterly report, October-December 1979

    SciTech Connect

    Johnson, I.; Swift, W.M.; Lee, S.H.D.; Jonke, A.A.

    1980-07-01

    This work supports the program to develop methods for the cleanup of combustion gases from pressurized fluidized-bed coal combustors so that the cleaned gases can be used for downstream gas turbines. This report presents the results of studies to develop granular sorbents for removing gaseous alkali metal compounds from high-temperature high-pressure combustion gases. Activated bauxite, one of the sorbents found to be effective, can be reused after removal of the alkali compound by a water-leaching process. Results of testing of this leaching process are reported. An experimental appartus for testing sorbents at high pressure has been built; results of preliminary tests are reported.

  12. Fluidized bed incineration tests of toxic liquid waste

    SciTech Connect

    Grubor, B.; Dakic, D.; Ilic, M.; Vusanovic, A.

    1999-07-01

    During the TNT production process, a toxic and dangerous waste solution is generated. Soluble compounds contain both toxic organic matter and non organic alkali salts. The concentration of organic and non organic matters in water is about 7%, with approximately equal parts. The best way for neutralization of this type of matter is disintegration at adequately high temperatures. Thermochemical pre-calculations showed that a temperature of 700 C is sufficient for these purposes. On the other hand, thermal disintegration of this waste solution can be very difficult because the ash (solid product of disintegration) has a low melting point (less than 750 C). The existing industrial unit at a TNT production complex does not work satisfactorily, and that was the reason for investigation of disintegration of this waste solution in a fluidized bed with direct burning of liquid and/or gaseous fuel. The fluidized bed, due to its basic characteristics (large heat capacity of inert material, intensive mixing, enhanced heat and mass processes) enables efficient combustion even at low temperatures (around 700 C), at which ash sintering is minimal. The experiments were performed on a FB reactor with an internal diameter of 250 mm and a height of 2 m. The results of the combustion tests have shown that the disintegration of this toxic and dangerous liquid waste can be done successfully in a fluidized bed with no harmful gaseous emissions. Also, sintering and fouling problems can be overcome by strictly insuring that the temperatures of both the bed and the freeboard can be lower than 710 C. The obtained test results were used for a preliminary design of an industrial plant for incinerating 500 kg/h of this liquid waste, which is also presented in the paper.

  13. CFD Analysis of Bubbling Fluidized Bed Using Rice Husk

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Singh, Ravi Inder; Mohapatra, S. K.; Gangacharyulu, D.

    Rice is Cultivated in all the main regions of world. The worldwide annual rice production could be 666million tons (www.monstersandcritics.com,2008) for year 2008. The annual production of rice husk is 133.2 million tons considering rice husk being 20% of total paddy production. The average annual energy potential is 1.998 *1012 MJ of rice husk considering 15MJ/kg of rice husk. India has vast resource of rice husk; a renewable source of fuel, which if used effectively would reduce the rate of depletion of fossil energy resources. As a result a new thrust on research and development in boilers bases on rice husk is given to commercialize the concept. CFD is the analysis of systems involving fluid flow, heat transfer and associated phenomena such as chemical reactions by means of computer-based simulation. High quality Computational Fluid dynamics (CFD) is an effective engineering tool for Power Engineering Industry. It can determine detailed flow distributions, temperatures, and pollutant concentrations with excellent accuracy, and without excessive effort by the software user. In the other words it is the science of predicting fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, chemical reactions and related phenomena; and an innovate strategy to conform to regulations and yet stay ahead in today's competitive power market. This paper is divided into two parts; in first part review of CFD applied to the various types of boilers based on biomass fuels/alternative fuels is presented. In second part CFD analysis of fluidized bed boilers based on rice husk considering the rice husk based furnace has been discussed. The eulerian multiphase model has used for fluidized bed. Fluidized bed has been modeled using Fluent 6.2 commercial code. The effect of numerical influence of bed superheater tubes has also been discussed.

  14. Bed material agglomeration during fluidized bed combustion. Technical progress report, September 30, 1992December 31, 1992

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. C. Brown; M. R. Dawson; S. Noble

    1993-01-01

    The purpose of this project is to determine the physical and chemical reactions which led to the undesired agglomeration of bed material during fluidized bed combustion and to relate these reactions to specific causes. Survey of industrial-scale fluidized bed combustors is being conducted to determine the occurrence of bed agglomeration and the circumstances under which agglomeration took place. This task

  15. Mechanistic modelling of fluidized bed drying processes of wet porous granules: A review

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Séverine Thérèse F. C. Mortier; Thomas De Beer; Krist V. Gernaey; Jean Paul Remon; Chris Vervaet; Ingmar Nopens

    2011-01-01

    Fluidized bed dryers are frequently used in industrial applications and also in the pharmaceutical industry. The general incentives to develop mechanistic models for pharmaceutical processes are listed, and our vision on how this can particularly be done for fluidized bed drying processes of wet granules is given. This review provides a basis for future mechanistic model development for the drying

  16. Trickle flow of dense particles through a fluidized bed of others

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. H. H. van Dam; K. Ch. A. M. Luyben

    1997-01-01

    Dense (or large) particles fall through liquid fluidized beds of light (or small) particles. In this work, a new contactor is described in which continuous, countercurrent transport of dense particles in a stationary, liquid fluidized bed of light particles is exploited to obtain selective and continuous transport of the dense phase. The system is refered to as the ‘trickle flow

  17. Single jet fluidized beds: Experiments and CFD simulations with glass and polypropylene particles

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ranjeet P. Utikar; Vivek V. Ranade

    2007-01-01

    Understanding hydrodynamics of bubbling fluidized beds is crucial in proper design and scale up of these beds. CFD models have shown promise in gaining this understanding. In order to generate confidence in CFD models, predicted time averaged and dynamical characteristics of the bubbling fluidized beds need to be validated against experimental data. This paper describes such studies with rectangular fluidized

  18. Heat recovery from hot solid particles in a shallow fluidized bed

    Microsoft Academic Search

    O. M. H. Rodriguez; A. A. B. Pécora; W. A. Bizzo

    2002-01-01

    A heat exchanger with a shallow gas–solid fluidized bed was experimentally studied in order to analyze energy recovery from solid particles leaving a combustion process. The experiments were carried out with and without vertical baffles in a fluidized bed with immersed horizontal tubes filled with water, in a counter flow arrangement. Two particle diameters (254 and 385 ?m), two solid

  19. Effects of fluidized bed combustion residue on pecan seedling growth and nutrient content. [Carya illinoensis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. H. Edwards; A. W. Jr. White; O. L. Bennett

    1985-01-01

    Fluidized bed combustion residue from a calcitic limestone source (FBCRC), a by-product of scrubbing SOâ from fossil fuel fired boilers using the FBC technique was evaluated as a source of calcium for pecan (Carya illinoensis (Wang.) K. Koch) seedlings. Fluidized bed combustion residue produced following injection of calcitic limestone into the combustion chamber was more effective in neutralizing soil acidity

  20. Proper-orthogonal decomposition of spatio-temporal patterns in fluidized beds

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. G. Cizmas; A. Palacios; T. O'Brien; M. Syamlal

    2003-01-01

    Numerical simulations of the hydrodynamics of a fluidized bed are carried out to investigate the complex interaction between the gas and the solid particles, and to explore the utility of a reduced-order model based on the proper orthogonal decomposition (POD). The behavior of a fluidized bed is modeled using a “two-fluid” theory, which involves conservation of mass, momentum, energy and

  1. Fluidized bed carbonization. [of wood to produce solid and gaseous fuel

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Pyle

    1976-01-01

    A continuous process is described whereby particulate woody materials are carbonized in a fluidized bed to form solid and gaseous fuel. The process includes injecting particulate woody materials, on a continuous basis, into a fluidized bed of previously carbonized material. Off-gas from carbonization with entrained charcoal fines is continuously removed from above the bed, and coarse charcoal is continuously removed

  2. Case studies––Problem solving in fluidized bed waste fuel incineration

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rong Yan; David Tee Liang; Leslie Tsen

    2005-01-01

    Fluidized bed combustion technology has been widely used as the new, flexible, multi-fuel boiler for waste combustion and energy recovery from low grade fuels. However, problems such as low thermal efficiency, high emissions, bed agglomeration etc. are still encountered in the operation of fluidized beds. Valuable experiences were gained from two case studies recently conducted regarding wastes combustion in industrial

  3. New design equations for liquid\\/solid fluidized bed heat exchangers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Aghajani; H. Müller-Steinhagen; M. Jamialahmadi

    2005-01-01

    Liquid\\/solid fluidized bed heat exchangers have originally been developed for desalination plants. However, due to their substantial benefits with respect to significantly improved heat transfer and fouling reduction, successful applications also exist in areas such as petrochemical, minerals and food processing as well as in the paper and power industries. The excellent performance of fluidized bed heat exchangers is related

  4. Multiple modes of bed mass oscillation in gas-solids fluidized beds

    SciTech Connect

    Schaaf, J. van der; Schouten, J.C.; Bleek, C.M. van den; Johnsson, F.

    1999-07-01

    The oscillation of gas-solids fluidized beds is a well investigated phenomenon. Knowledge of the amplitude and frequency of bed mass oscillations is necessary for the design of fluidized beds. Furthermore, these oscillations influence gas bubble behavior and, consequently, the overall chemical performance of the fluidized bed. The dynamics of a 0.80 cm ID gas-solids fluidized bed have been investigated by frequency analysis of measured in-bed pressure fluctuations. The peak frequency of the power spectral density is determined as a function of gas velocity (0--1 m/s), bed height (0.23--2.19 m), and measurement position (0.14--2.19 m, opposite positions). For a fixed experimental condition and fixed measurement position, multiple dominant peak frequencies are observed, corresponding to different modes of oscillation. The peak frequency is a weak function of gas velocity. The existence of multiple oscillation modes is not predicted by relationships presented in literature, which typically allow only a single natural frequency of fluidized bed oscillation. A previously derived relationship for the sloshing frequency of gas-liquid fluidized beds adequately describes the gas-solids fluidized bed data presented in this paper and explains the existence of multiple, alternating oscillation modes occurring at fixed experimental conditions. The presence of different oscillatory motions for the fluidized bed were confirmed by visual observation of the bed surface.

  5. Modelling of a fluidized bed carbonator reactor to capture CO 2 from a combustion flue gas

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Alonso; N. Rodríguez; G. Grasa; J. C. Abanades

    2009-01-01

    In recent years several processes incorporating a carbonation–calcination loop in an interconnected fluidized bed reactor have been proposed as a way to capture CO2 from flue gases. This paper is a first approximation to the modelling of a fluidized bed carbonator reactor. In this reactor the flue gas comes into contact with an active bed composed of particles with very

  6. On the mechanism of pressure pulsation in a bubbling fluidized bed

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Baskakov, A. P.; Mudrichenko, A. V.; Filippovskii, N. F.

    1994-01-01

    The mechanism of pressure pulsation in fluidized-bed apparatus having a gas-distribution grid of high hydrodynamic resistance or a subgrid chamber with volume much smaller than that of the bed is considered. The results of calculation and measurement of extremal pressures at different levels of the fluidized bed are given.

  7. Fluidized bed incineration process design for transuranic waste

    SciTech Connect

    Johnson, A. J.; Meyer, F. G.; Anderson, D. L.; Bell, B. A.; Feng, P. K.

    1980-07-19

    A fluidized bed incineration facility has been installed at the Rocky Flats Plant to develop and demonstrate a process for the combustion of transuranic waste. The unit's capacity is about 82 kg/hr of combustible solid waste, which is nine times higher than the rate for the operating pilot-scale unit. The facility utilizes nonaqueous, in situ neutralization of acid gases. These gases are generated during the combustion of halogen-containing materials. The low-temperature (550 /sup 0/C) operation eliminates refractory-lined equipment.

  8. Standby cooling system for a fluidized bed boiler

    DOEpatents

    Crispin, Larry G. (Akron, OH); Weitzel, Paul S. (Canal Fulton, OH)

    1990-01-01

    A system for protecting components including the heat exchangers of a fluidized bed boiler against thermal mismatch. The system includes an injection tank containing an emergency supply of heated and pressurized feedwater. A heater is associated with the injection tank to maintain the temperature of the feedwater in the tank at or about the same temperature as that of the feedwater in the heat exchangers. A pressurized gas is supplied to the injection tank to cause feedwater to flow from the injection tank to the heat exchangers during thermal mismatch.

  9. Feasibility of rotating fluidized bed reactor for rocket propulsion

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ludewig, H.; Manning, A. J.; Raseman, C. J.

    1974-01-01

    The rotating fluidized bed reactor concept is outlined, and its application to rocket propulsion is discussed. Experimental results obtained indicate that minimum fluidization correlations commonly in use for 1-g beds can also be applied to multiple-g beds. It was found that for a low thrust system (20,000 lbf) the fuel particle size and/or particle stress play a limiting role on performance. The superiority of U-233 as a fuel for this type of rocket engine is clearly demonstrated in the analysis. The maximum thrust/weight ratio for a 90,000N thrust engine was found to be approximately 65N/kg.

  10. Variable feed rate mechanism for fluidized bed asbestos generators

    SciTech Connect

    Sussman, R.G.; Gearhart, J.M.; Lippmann, M.

    1985-01-01

    A simple and inexpensive dust feed mechanism has been designed for use with a two-phase fluidized bed generator (FBG). The mechanism is especially useful for generating asbestos aerosols, but may be used with other dusts as well. Using this system, a steady state concentration (39.1 fibers/cc > 5 ..mu..m in length +/- 6.2%) of asbestos aerosol was maintained in an inhalation chamber for five hours. In addition, FBG output concentration was easily adjusted and quickly equilibrated (within 10 minutes). The system provides a good technique for generating asbestos aerosols for day-long animal exposures.

  11. Experimental evaluation and modeling of agglomerating fine powder fluidized beds

    SciTech Connect

    Yadav, N.K.; Kulkarni, B.D. (National Chemical Lab., Pune (India)); Doraiswamy, L.K. (Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering)

    1994-10-01

    The effects of fines on the behavior of a fluidized-bed reactor have been investigated using a commercial catalyst for propylene ammoxidation. Experimental studies show that the catalyst powder agglomerates and that there exists a critical level of fines in the bed (around 30%) for which the fluid-bed behavior in terms of bed expansion, aeratability, and cluster size is optimum. The results also suggest that the dense phase should indeed be treated as two distinct phases: cluster and emulsion. A general mathematical model to account for these two phases is proposed.

  12. Correlation on the particle entrainment rate in gas fluidized beds

    SciTech Connect

    Choi, J.H.; Chang, I.Y. [Konkuk Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Chemical Engineering] [Konkuk Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Chemical Engineering; Shun, D.W.; Yi, C.K.; Son, J.E. [Korea Inst. of Energy Research, Taejeon (Korea, Republic of)] [Korea Inst. of Energy Research, Taejeon (Korea, Republic of); Kim, S.D. [KAIST, Taejeon (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Chemical Engineering] [KAIST, Taejeon (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

    1999-06-01

    An empirical correlation, considering the temperature effect but no effects of interparticle forces, on the particle entrainment rate at the gas exit of the fluidized bed has been proposed on the basis of the comprehensive experimental data. The entrainment flux is considered to consist of a constant flux independent of freeboard height and another flux decreasing exponentially with freeboard height. The correlation successfully follows the measured trend where the entrainment rate increased after an initial decrease with increasing temperature and the minimum entrainment rate at a given temperature. The correlation also successfully describes the pressure effect showing that the entrainment rate increases with pressure.

  13. Moving-beds solids flow in an inclined pipe leading into a fluidized bed. Part 1. Gas leakage and pressure drop

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Te-Yu Chen; Walter P. Walawender; L. T. Fan

    1980-01-01

    Kansas State University of Agriculture and Applied Science has developed methods for predicting the back pressure and rate of gas flow in a moving-bed transfer line connecting a solids (such as coal) storage bin and a fluidized bed. The predictions are given in terms of the design and operating parameters of the system, namely, the transfer-line length, particle size, fluidizing-gas

  14. 10 CFR 503.10 - Use of fluidized bed combustion not feasible-general requirement for permanent exemptions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

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  15. 10 CFR 503.10 - Use of fluidized bed combustion not feasible-general requirement for permanent exemptions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

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  16. 10 CFR 503.10 - Use of fluidized bed combustion not feasible-general requirement for permanent exemptions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

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  17. 10 CFR 503.10 - Use of fluidized bed combustion not feasible-general requirement for permanent exemptions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

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  18. 10 CFR 503.10 - Use of fluidized bed combustion not feasible-general requirement for permanent exemptions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

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  19. Visualization of bed material movement in a simulated fluidized bed heat exchanger by neutron radiography

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Umekawa, Hisashi; Ozawa, Mamoru; Takenaka, Nobuyuki; Matsubayashi, Masahito

    1999-11-01

    The bulk movement of fluidized bed material was visualized by neutron radiography by introducing tracers into the bed materials. The simulated fluidized bed consisted of aluminum plates, and the bed material was sand of 99.7% SiO 2 (mean diameter: 0.218 mm, density: 2555 kg/m 3). Both materials were almost transparent to neutrons. Then the sand was colored by the contamination of the sand coated by CdSO 4. Tracer particles of about 2 mm diameter were made by the B 4C, bonded by the vinyl resin. The tracer was about ten times as large as the particle of fluidized bed material, but the traceability was enough to observe the bed-material bulk movement owing to the large effective viscosity of the fluidized bed. The visualized images indicated that the bubbles and/or wakes were important mechanism of the behavior of the fluidized bed movement.

  20. Heat transfer to a stationary and moving sphere immersed in a fluidized bed

    SciTech Connect

    Desai, C.J.

    1989-01-01

    Heat transfer rate is significant in the design and operating cost of industrial fluidized beds that are used for heat treatment of metal objects, solid waste to be burned, gasification of coal particles, freezing of food grains, and coating operation. In the present study the heat transfer to a stationary sphere, a vertically downward moving sphere, and an oscillating copper sphere submerged in an air fluidized bed of glass particles was studied with the bed at standard pressure and temperature conditions. The heat transfer coefficient for a stationary sphere was found to increase rapidly with an increase in the superficial air velocity above that of a packed bed, then leveled off at higher superficial velocities. Heat transfer coefficient was improved by a factor of 4 to 13 compared to the stationary sphere near incipient fluidization as a result of the linearly downward motion of the sphere with a diminished effect in heat transfer observed at the higher superficial air velocities. The surface contact residence time of the emulsion packet was estimated for an incipient fluidization condition from the linear velocity of the sphere and the sphere diameter. For an oscillating sphere the heat transfer coefficient increased 7.5 to 14 times that observed for a stationary sphere near incipient fluidization and then leveled off at the higher superficial air velocities. Contrary to the general trend, the heat transfer coefficient for the case of 355-420 {mu}m glass particles was found to decrease at the equivalent average sphere velocities corresponding to the higher frequency and peak-to-peak amplitudes.

  1. Constructive features, operation and sizing of fluidized bed gasifiers for biomass

    SciTech Connect

    Gomes, E.O.; Lora, E.S. [Universidad de Oriente, Santiago (Cuba); Cortez, L.A.B. [DCR/FEAGRI/UNICAMP, Campinas (Brazil)

    1995-11-01

    In this paper a few considerations about constructive features, operation and sizing of biomass atmospheric fluidized bed gasifiers are presented. The analysis is carried out on the base of papers and reports on different authors, and also based on the own authors` experience. The state-of-the-art of this technology is presented, as well as the main problems to solve for its wide industrial application. Successful commercial plants are mentioned. A method to calculate main design parameters using recommended values for the air factor, gas superficial velocity and bed temperature is given. The results are the gas, air and biomass flows, the reactor inner diameter and the expanded bed height. Calculations for three different biomass (sugarcane trash and bagasse, and rice husk) are presented.

  2. An Experimental Investigation of Sewage Sludge Gasification in a Fluidized Bed Reactor

    PubMed Central

    Calvo, L. F.; García, A. I.; Otero, M.

    2013-01-01

    The gasification of sewage sludge was carried out in a simple atmospheric fluidized bed gasifier. Flow and fuel feed rate were adjusted for experimentally obtaining an air mass?:?fuel mass ratio (A/F) of 0.2 < A/F < 0.4. Fuel characterization, mass and power balances, produced gas composition, gas phase alkali and ammonia, tar concentration, agglomeration tendencies, and gas efficiencies were assessed. Although accumulation of material inside the reactor was a main problem, this was avoided by removing and adding bed media along gasification. This allowed improving the process heat transfer and, therefore, gasification efficiency. The heating value of the produced gas was 8.4?MJ/Nm, attaining a hot gas efficiency of 70% and a cold gas efficiency of 57%. PMID:24453863

  3. Microwave fluidized-bed detoxification of hazardous waste

    SciTech Connect

    Varma, R.

    1991-11-01

    Our ongoing research and development (R D) work focuses on demonstrating the technical feasibility of total detoxification of C1HC'' hazardous waste by using microwave energy. In addition, we investigated the capability of nahacolite for in-bed scavenging of HC1 and found it to be very effective. So far, detoxification of halocarbon vapor and liquid waste forms has been achieved. Microwave energy heats and activates the particulates of silicon carbide (SiC) and promotes chemical interactions, facilitating total detoxification of chlorinated hydrocarbons (TCEs) in an air-stream over SiC-fluidized beds under mild (<600{degrees}) conditions. The SiC promotes surface-enhanced reactions and also is a heating transfer medium. These microwave-assisted processes appear to be extremely energy efficient. The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) team can demonstrate the microwave fluidized bed (MFB) technology for total detoxification of halocarbon waste streams. The technology is applicable for treatment of hazardous waste at DOE sites. 5 refs., 5 figs.

  4. Multiple model identification of a cold flow circulating fluidized bed

    SciTech Connect

    Panday, Rupen; Famouri, P.; Woerner, B.D.; Turton, R.; •Ludlow, J.C.; Shadle, L.J.; Boyle, E.J.

    2008-05-13

    Solids circulation rate is an important parameter that is essential to the control and improved performance of a circulating fluidized bed system. The present work focuses on the identification of a cold flow circulating fluidized bed using a multiple model identification technique that considers the given set-up as a nonlinear dynamic system and predicts the solids circulation rate as a function of riser aeration, move air flow rate, and total riser pressure drop. The predictor model obtained from this technique is trained on glass beads data sets in which riser aeration and move air flow are varied randomly one at a time. The global linear state space model obtained from the N4SID algorithm is trained on the same data set and the prediction results of solids circulation rate from both these algorithms are tested against data obtained at operating conditions different from the training data. The comparison between the two methods shows that the prediction results obtained from the multiple model technique are better than those obtained from the global linear model. The number of local models is increased from two to five and two third order state space models are sufficient for the present sets of data.

  5. Market Assessment and Technical Feasibility Study of Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustion Ash Use

    SciTech Connect

    Bland, A.E.; Brown, T.H. [Western Research Inst., Laramie, WY (United States)

    1996-12-31

    Western Research Institute in conjunction with the Electric Power Research Institute, Foster Wheeler Energy International, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Energy Technology Center (METC), has undertaken a research and demonstration program designed to examine the market potential and the technical feasibility of ash use options for pressurized fluidized bed combustion (PFBC) ashes. The assessment is designed to address six applications, including: (1) structural fill, (2) road base construction, (3) supplementary cementing materials in portland cement, (4) synthetic aggregate, and (5) agricultural/soil amendment applications. Ash from low-sulfur subbituminous coal-fired Foster Wheeler Energia Oy pilot circulating PFBC tests in Karhula, Finland, and ash from the high-sulfur bituminous coal-fired American Electric Power (AEP) bubbling PFBC in Brilliant, Ohio, were evaluated in laboratory and pilot-scale ash use testing. This paper addresses the technical feasibility of ash use options for PFBC unit using low- sulfur coal and limestone sorbent (karhula ash) and high-sulfur coal and dolomite sorbents (AEP Tidd ash).

  6. High-calcium coal combustion by-products: Engineering properties, ettringite formation, and potential application in solidification and stabilization of selenium and boron

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. Docktor; K. E. Eylands; J. S. Thompson; D. J. Hassett

    1995-01-01

    Four high-calcium coal combustion by-products (two pulverized coal fly ashes (PCFA), a flue gas desulfurization (FGD) residue, and an atmospheric fluidized bed combustion (AFBC) fly ash), were tested for engineering properties and ability to immobilize boron and selenium. These data are needed to explore high-volume utilization in engineered structures or in solidification\\/stabilization (S\\/S) technology. Strengths of cured pastes (91 days),

  7. Design considerations for sludge fired fluidized bed incinerator-cum-boiler

    SciTech Connect

    Bapat, D.W.; Vishwanathan, K. [Thermax Ltd., Pune (India). Research and Development Centre

    1997-12-31

    Thermal Limited, a major player in the field of Fluidized Bed Boilers in India, has supplied on a turnkey basis, three boilers each of 22.5 tons per hour capacity as a part of Cogeneration system for PT. South Pacific Viscose, Indonesia. The plant generates huge volumes of sludge from its effluent Treatment Plant (ETP). The sludge produced from the ETP has a moisture content of about 98%, which is subsequently reduced to about 78% using a decanter before feeding the sludge into the boiler. The waste sludge has a negative heating value ({minus}150 kcal/kg on NCV basis) and required coal as support fuel for burning. The plant`s requirement was to incinerate the entire sludge generated in the plant, which meant that nearly 50% of the fuel fed to the boiler consisted of the waste sludge. Additional requirements were to burn coal and oil as back-up fuels. This paper deals with the challenges encountered and various design features provided in the configuration of the incinerator-cum-boiler including conveying, feeding and spreading arrangement of the waste sludge for effective incineration in addition to burning coal and oil. Also included in the paper is a brief description of the automatic control logics for combustion control and bed temperature control.

  8. Experimental development of a multi-solid fluidized bed reactor concept

    SciTech Connect

    Litt, R.D.; Paisley, M.A.; Tewksbury, T.L.

    1990-02-01

    The Multi-Solid Fluidized bed reactor system uses 2-stages to gasify coal at high throughputs to produce a range of products in compact reactors without requiring an oxygen plant. Data generated on the process has shown that approximately 20% by weight of the incoming coal can be converted to liquid products and an additional 20% to a fuel gas with a heating value in the range of 600 Btu/SCF. The remainder of the coal is converted to a char coproduct that, if desired, can be used within the process to generate steam or be removed from the system as a product. The relative amounts of these coproducts can be adjusted by changing process operating conditions. Sulfur in the coal exits the process primarily in the fuel gas. The fuel gas accounts for about 85% of the coal sulfur with another 10% contained in the liquid products. The circulating medium in the MSFB process also provides unique potential for the process. By using catalytically active materials, the chemical composition of the liquids or gases produced can be potentially altered to minimize the amount of upgrading necessary. Chemically active circulating materials such as a sulfur scavenger to reduce or eliminate the requirement for sulfur removal from the products produced can also be used. The relatively high gas velocities in the gasification reactor provide turbulent mixing in the base of the reactor thus reducing ash agglomeration and coal swelling problems. As a result the system can accept a range of coal types. This report describes initial tests in an integrated gasification unit as well as examines a preliminary process conceptual design. 8 refs., 14 figs., 12 tabs.

  9. CO-PRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN AND ELECTRICITY USING PRESSURIZED CIRCULATING FLUIDIZED BED GASIFICATION TECHNOLOGY

    SciTech Connect

    Zhen Fan

    2006-05-30

    Foster Wheeler has completed work under a U.S. Department of Energy cooperative agreement to develop a gasification equipment module that can serve as a building block for a variety of advanced, coal-fueled plants. When linked with other equipment blocks also under development, studies have shown that Foster Wheeler's gasification module can enable an electric generating plant to operate with an efficiency exceeding 60 percent (coal higher heating value basis) while producing near zero emissions of traditional stack gas pollutants. The heart of the equipment module is a pressurized circulating fluidized bed (PCFB) that is used to gasify the coal; it can operate with either air or oxygen and produces a coal-derived syngas without the formation of corrosive slag or sticky ash that can reduce plant availabilities. Rather than fuel a gas turbine for combined cycle power generation, the syngas can alternatively be processed to produce clean fuels and or chemicals. As a result, the study described herein was conducted to determine the performance and economics of using the syngas to produce hydrogen for sale to a nearby refinery in a hydrogen-electricity co-production plant setting. The plant is fueled with Pittsburgh No. 8 coal, produces 99.95 percent pure hydrogen at a rate of 260 tons per day and generates 255 MWe of power for sale. Based on an electricity sell price of $45/MWhr, the hydrogen has a 10-year levelized production cost of $6.75 per million Btu; this price is competitive with hydrogen produced by steam methane reforming at a natural gas price of $4/MMBtu. Hence, coal-fueled, PCFB gasifier-based plants appear to be a viable means for either high efficiency power generation or co-production of hydrogen and electricity. This report describes the PCFB gasifier-based plant, presents its performance and economics, and compares it to other coal-based and natural gas based hydrogen production technologies.

  10. Biomass gasification in a 100 kWth steam-oxygen blown circulating fluidized bed gasifier: Effects of operational conditions on product gas distribution and tar formation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xiangmei Meng; Wiebren de Jong; Ningjie Fu; Adrian H. M. Verkooijen

    2011-01-01

    Biomass gasification is one of the most promising technologies for converting biomass, a renewable source, into an easily transportable and usable fuel. Two woody biomass fuels Agrol and willow, and one agriculture residue Dry Distiller’s Grains with Solubles (DDGS), have been tested using an atmospheric pressure 100 kWth steam-oxygen blown circulating fluidized bed gasifier (CFB). The effects of operational conditions (e.g.

  11. Bifurcation analysis of bubble dynamics in fluidized beds.

    PubMed

    Blomgren, Peter; Palacios, Antonio; Zhu, Bing; Daw, Stuart; Finney, Charles; Halow, John; Pannala, Sreekanth

    2007-03-01

    We use a low-dimensional, agent-based bubble model to study the changes in the global dynamics of fluidized beds in response to changes in the frequency of the rising bubbles. The computationally based bifurcation analysis shows that at low frequencies, the global dynamics is attracted towards a fixed point since the bubbles interact very little with one another. As the frequency of injection increases, however, the global dynamics undergoes a series of bifurcations to new behaviors that include highly periodic orbits, chaotic attractors, and intermittent behavior between periodic orbits and chaotic sets. Using methods from time-series analysis, we are able to approximate nonlinear models that allow for long-term predictions and the possibility of developing control algorithms. PMID:17411256

  12. Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of Fluidized Bed Polymerization Reactors

    SciTech Connect

    Rong Fan

    2006-08-09

    Fluidized beds (FB) reactors are widely used in the polymerization industry due to their superior heat- and mass-transfer characteristics. Nevertheless, problems associated with local overheating of polymer particles and excessive agglomeration leading to FB reactors defluidization still persist and limit the range of operating temperatures that can be safely achieved in plant-scale reactors. Many people have been worked on the modeling of FB polymerization reactors, and quite a few models are available in the open literature, such as the well-mixed model developed by McAuley, Talbot, and Harris (1994), the constant bubble size model (Choi and Ray, 1985) and the heterogeneous three phase model (Fernandes and Lona, 2002). Most these research works focus on the kinetic aspects, but from industrial viewpoint, the behavior of FB reactors should be modeled by considering the particle and fluid dynamics in the reactor. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a powerful tool for understanding the effect of fluid dynamics on chemical reactor performance. For single-phase flows, CFD models for turbulent reacting flows are now well understood and routinely applied to investigate complex flows with detailed chemistry. For multiphase flows, the state-of-the-art in CFD models is changing rapidly and it is now possible to predict reasonably well the flow characteristics of gas-solid FB reactors with mono-dispersed, non-cohesive solids. This thesis is organized into seven chapters. In Chapter 2, an overview of fluidized bed polymerization reactors is given, and a simplified two-site kinetic mechanism are discussed. Some basic theories used in our work are given in detail in Chapter 3. First, the governing equations and other constitutive equations for the multi-fluid model are summarized, and the kinetic theory for describing the solid stress tensor is discussed. The detailed derivation of DQMOM for the population balance equation is given as the second section. In this section, monovariate population balance, bivariate population balance, aggregation and breakage equation and DQMOM-Multi-Fluid model are described. In the last section of Chapter 3, numerical methods involved in the multi-fluid model and time-splitting method are presented. Chapter 4 is based on a paper about application of DQMOM to polydisperse gas-solid fluidized beds. Results for a constant aggregation and breakage kernel and a kernel developed from kinetic theory are shown. The effect of the aggregation success factor and the fragment distribution function are investigated. Chapter 5 shows the work on validation of mixing and segregation phenomena in gas-solid fluidized beds with a binary mixture or a continuous size distribution. The simulation results are compared with available experiment data and discrete-particle simulation. Chapter 6 presents the project with Univation Technologies on CFD simulation of a Polyethylene pilot-scale FB reactor, The fluid dynamics, mass/heat transfer and particle size distribution are investigated through CFD simulation and validated with available experimental data. The conclusions of this study and future work are discussed in Chapter 7.

  13. Pyrolysis of Softwood Carbohydrates in a Fluidized Bed Reactor

    PubMed Central

    Aho, Atte; Kumar, Narendra; Eränen, Kari; Holmbom, Bjarne; Hupa, Mikko; Salmi, Tapio; Murzin, Dmitry Yu.

    2008-01-01

    In the present work pyrolysis of pure pine wood and softwood carbohydrates, namely cellulose and galactoglucomannan (the major hemicellulose in coniferous wood), was conducted in a batch mode operated fluidized bed reactor. Temperature ramping (5 °C/min) was applied to the heating until a reactor temperature of 460 °C was reached. Thereafter the temperature was kept until the release of non-condensable gases stopped. The different raw materials gave significantly different bio-oils. Levoglucosan was the dominant product in the cellulose pyrolysis oil. Acetic acid was found in the highest concentrations in both the galactoglucomannan and in the pine wood pyrolysis oils. Acetic acid is most likely formed by removal of O-acetyl groups from mannose units present in GGM structure. PMID:19325824

  14. Standby cooling system for a fluidized bed boiler

    SciTech Connect

    Crispin, L.G.; Weitzel, P.S.

    1990-03-27

    This patent describes a system for protecting components of a fluidized bed boiler against thermal mismatch during transient operations, the components including at lest one heat exchanger communicating at one end with a feed coolant line supplying feed coolant to be heated and vaporized under pressure, and communicating at an opposite end with a separator for separating liquid coolant from vaporized coolant. It comprises: a coolant injection tank communicating with the feed coolant line for supplying coolant to the heat exchanger, valve means for opening and closing communication between the injection tank and the feed coolant line, means for heating the coolant in the injection tank to about the temperature of the feed coolant in the heat exchanger, the valve means being operable upon the occurrence of a thermal mismatch condition in the heat exchanger, and means for pressurizing the coolant in the injection tank.

  15. Pressurized fluidized-bed hydroretorting of eastern oil shales

    SciTech Connect

    Lau, F.S.; Mensinger, M.C.; Roberts, M.J.; Rue, D.M.

    1991-12-01

    The overall objective of this project is to perform the research necessary to develop the pressurized fluidized-bed hydroretorting (PFH) process for producing oil from Eastern oil shales. The program also incorporates research on technologies in areas such as raw shale preparation, beneficiation, product separation, and waste disposal that the potential of improving the economics and/or environmental acceptability of recovering oil from oil shales using the PFH process. The program is divided into the following tasks: Testing of Process Improvement Concepts; Beneficiation Research; Operation of PFH on Beneficiated Shale; Environmental Data and Mitigation Analyses; Sample Procurement, Preparation, and Characterization; and Project Management and Reporting. Accomplishments for this period for these tasks are presented.

  16. Continuous fluidized-bed contactor with recycle of sorbent

    DOEpatents

    Scott, Charles D. (Oak Ridge, TN); Petersen, James N. (Moscow, ID); Davison, Brian H. (Knoxville, TN)

    1996-01-01

    A continuous fluidized-bed contactor containing sorbent particles is used to remove solutes from liquid solvents. As the sorbent particles, for example gel beads, sorb the solute, for example metal ion species, the sorbent particles tend to decrease in diameter. These smaller loaded sorbent particles rise to the top of the contactor, as larger sorbent particles remain at the bottom of the contactor as a result of normal hydraulic forces. The smaller loaded sorbent particles are then recovered, regenerated, and reintroduced into the contactor. Alternatively, the loaded sorbent particles may also slightly increase in diameter, or exhibit no change in diameter but an increase in density. As a result of normal hydraulic forces the larger loaded sorbent particles fall to the bottom of the contactor. The larger loaded sorbent particles are then recovered, regenerated, and reintroduced into the contactor.

  17. Migrating fluidized bed combustion system for a steam generator

    SciTech Connect

    Strohmeyer, C. Jr.

    1984-04-17

    The invention comprises a steam generator having a migrating fluidized bed combustor system. The bottom, head end of the bed incorporates a support floor system through which air is admitted tangential to the floor in a manner which causes the bed to migrate in a retraceable track. Tangential admission of air cools the floor and inhibits reverse flow down through the floor when the bed is slumped. Particle entrainment velocities are developed at mid-point in the bed. Tangential entrainment gas flow assures uniform distribution of combustibles and inert material throughout the lower bubbling bed and furnace area above the mid-point. Platens in the furnace zone straighten gas flow for gravity separation of particulate at the outlet of heat transfer surface above the furnace.

  18. Continuous fluidized-bed contactor with recycle of sorbent

    DOEpatents

    Scott, C.D.; Petersen, J.N.; Davison, B.H.

    1996-07-09

    A continuous fluidized-bed contactor containing sorbent particles is used to remove solutes from liquid solvents. As the sorbent particles, for example gel beads, sorb the solute, for example metal ion species, the sorbent particles tend to decrease in diameter. These smaller loaded sorbent particles rise to the top of the contactor, and larger sorbent particles remain at the bottom of the contactor as a result of normal hydraulic forces. The smaller loaded sorbent particles are then recovered, regenerated, and reintroduced into the contactor. Alternatively, the loaded sorbent particles may also slightly increase in diameter, or exhibit no change in diameter but an increase in density. As a result of normal hydraulic forces the larger loaded sorbent particles fall to the bottom of the contactor. The larger loaded sorbent particles are then recovered, regenerated, and reintroduced into the contactor. 8 figs.

  19. Design and Application of Novel Horizontal Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lit, Q. H.; Zhang, Y. G.; Meng, A. H.

    The vertical circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler has been found wide application in power generation and tends to be enlarged in capacity. Because CFB is one of environment friendly and high efficiency combustion technologies, the CFB boiler has also been expected to be used in the industrial area, such as textile mill, region heating, brewery, seed drying and so on. However, the necessary height of furnace is hard to be implemented for CFB with especially small capacity. Thereby, a novel horizontal circulating fluidized bed boiler has been proposed and developed. The horizontal CFB is composed of primary combustion chamber, secondary combustion chamber, burnout chamber, cyclone, loop seal, heat recovery area. The primary combustion chamber is a riser like as that in vertical CFB, and the secondary combustion chamber is a downward passage that is a natural extension of the primary riser, which can reduce the overall height of the boiler. In some extent, the burnout chamber is also the extension of primary riser. The capacity of horizontal CFB is about 4.2-24.5MWth (6-35t/h) steam output or equivalent hot water supply. The hot water boiler of 7MWth and steam boilers of 4.2MWth (6t/h) and 10.5MWth (15t/h) are all designed and working well now. The three units of hot water horizontal CFB boiler were erected in the Neimenggu Autonomous Region, Huhehaote city for region heating. The three units of steam horizontal CFB has been installed in Yunnan, Jiang Xi and Guangdong provinces, respectively. The basic principle for horizontal CFB and experiences for designing and operating are presented in this paper. Some discussions are also given to demonstrate the promising future of horizontal CFB.

  20. Hot-gas desulfurization. II. Use of gasifier ash in a fluidized-bed process. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Schrodt, J.T.

    1981-02-01

    Three gasifier coal ashes were used as reactant/sorbents in batch fluidized-beds to remove hydrogen sulfide from hot, made-up fuel gases. It is predominantly the iron oxide in the ash that reacts with and removes the hydrogen sulfide; the sulfur reappears in ferrous sulfide. Sulfided ashes were regenerated by hot, fluidizing streams of oxygen in air; the sulfur is recovered as sulfur dioxide, exclusively. Ash sorption efficiency and sulfur capacity increase and stabilize after several cycles of use. These two parameters vary directly with the iron oxide content of the ash and process temperature, but are independent of particle size in the range 0.01 - 0.02 cm. A western Kentucky No. 9 ash containing 22 weight percent iron as iron oxide sorbed 4.3 weight percent sulfur at 1200/sup 0/F with an ash sorption efficiency of 0.83 at ten percent breakthrough. A global, fluidized-bed, reaction rate model was fitted to the data and it was concluded that chemical kinetics is the controlling mechanism with a predicted activation energy of 19,600 Btu/lb mol. Iron oxide reduction and the water-gas-shift reaction were two side reactions that occurred during desulfurization. The regeneration reaction occurred very rapidly in the fluid-bed regime, and it is suspected that mass transfer is the controlling phenomenon.

  1. Optimization of Limestone Feed Size of a Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Shimizu, Tadaaki; Saastamolnen, Jaakko

    Limestone attrition is a major cause of loss of limestone during pressurized fluidized bed combustion. In the authors' previous works, the analysis of published results of solid attrition and desulfurization was conducted to determine the attrition rate expression. The specific attrition rate (rate of decrease in diameter) was estimated to be second order with respect to particle diameter in the previous work. This rate expression implies that reduction of feed size of limestone is effective for suppression of loss of limestone by attrition. However, too much grinding of raw limestone will increase the content of fine particles that are readily elutriated by gas stream and do not contribute to the sulfur capture. In this work, modeling works are conducted for particle attrition and desulfurization in order to predict the effect of feed size of limestone on total consumption of limestone and desulfurization is discussed. Optimum particle size to suppress limestone consumption was approximately 0.7 mm (as D p50 ). However, the control of solid drain rate from the bottom was found to have more influence on total limestone consumption rate. Emissions of SO2 from low sulfur coal (S=0.33%) could be sufficiently low irrespective of limestone feed size but SO2 emissions from coals with higher sulfur content than 0.5% were anticipated to increase drastically. Such drastic change in SO2 emissions with the change in sulfur content is attributable to non-linear nature of reaction rate for attrition-enhanced desulfurization by limestone.

  2. Engineering systems analysis of pressurized fluidized-bed-combustion power systems

    SciTech Connect

    Graves, R.L.; Griffin, F.P.; Lackey, M.E.

    1982-04-01

    This effort was conducted to provde supporting data for the research and development program on pressurized fluidized bed combustor (PFBC) systems being continued under the auspices of the Office of Coal Utilization of DOE. This report deals with the first phase of the effort, designated Task 1, which was scoped to be a somewhat broad review of PFBC technology and an analysis to determine its potential and sensitivity to key development needs. Background information pertaining to the application of PFBC to the market for coal-fired technology is included. The status of development is reviewed and the deficiencies in data are identified. Responses to a survey of PFBC developers are reviewed with emphasis on the high risk areas of the PFBC concept. Some of these problems are: uncertainty of life of gas turbine components; lack of demonstration of load following; and hot solids handling. Some high risk areas, such as the gas cleanup or gas turbine systems, can be relieved by reducing the severity of design conditions such as the turbine inlet temperature. Alternate turbine designs or plant configurations are also possible solutions. Analyses were performed to determine whether the advantages held by PFBC systems in cost, efficiency, and emissions would be nullified by measures taken to reduce risk. In general, the results showed that the attractive features of the PFBC could be preserved.

  3. Low Temperature Chemical Vapor Deposition of Zirconium Nitride in a Fluidized Bed

    E-print Network

    Arrieta, Marie

    2012-10-19

    The objective of this research was to design, assemble, and demonstrate the initial performance of a fluidized bed chemical vapor deposition (FB-CVD) system capable of producing thin, uniform zirconium nitride (ZrN) coatings (1 to 10 micrometers...

  4. Low Temperature Chemical Vapor Deposition of Zirconium Nitride in a Fluidized Bed 

    E-print Network

    Arrieta, Marie

    2012-10-19

    The objective of this research was to design, assemble, and demonstrate the initial performance of a fluidized bed chemical vapor deposition (FB-CVD) system capable of producing thin, uniform zirconium nitride (ZrN) coatings (1 to 10 micrometers...

  5. EVALUATION OF A FLUIDIZED-BED SEWAGE SLUDGE INCINERATOR USING WOOD CHIPS FOR FUEL

    EPA Science Inventory

    An environmental and technical evaluation was conducted on the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District waste treatment plant, which uses wood chips to incinerate sewage sludge in fluidized-bed combustors. The most important environmental factors for evaluation were determined to ...

  6. Instrumentation and Evaluation of a Pilot Scale Fluidized Bed Biomass Gasification System 

    E-print Network

    Maglinao, Amado L

    2009-12-04

    A pilot scale fluidized bed biomass gasifier developed at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas was instrumented with thermocouples, pressure transducers and motor controllers for monitoring gasification temperature and pressure, air flow...

  7. NUMERICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF A FLUIDIZED BED FOR IFE TARGET LAYERING Kurt J. Boehm1

    E-print Network

    Raffray, A. René

    a thin high-Z reflective coating (Au or Au-Pd) on the outer surface of the target to reduce the heat surface (in particular the thin high-Z coating). This effort includes developing a numerical fluidized bed

  8. Alumina atomic layer deposition nanocoatings on primary diamond particles using a fluidized bed reactor

    E-print Network

    George, Steven M.

    Alumina atomic layer deposition nanocoatings on primary diamond particles using a fluidized bed]. Atomic layer deposition (ALD) is a nanocoating process that is an ideal method for such an application

  9. Nanocoating individual cohesive boron nitride particles in a fluidized bed by ALD

    E-print Network

    George, Steven M.

    Nanocoating individual cohesive boron nitride particles in a fluidized bed by ALD Jeffrey R. Wank with the same amount of uncoated BN. These results indicate that the loading of Al2O3 nanocoated BN particles

  10. Study of the synchronicity of pressure pulsations in fluidized-bed reactors

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Baskakov, A. P.; Filippovskii, N. F.; Tuponogov, V. G.; Mudrechenko, A. V.

    1988-07-01

    The interrelation between pressure pulsations and the movement of gas bubbles in a fluidized bed is studied experimentally. Cross-correlation functions are presented for different points of a full-scale reactor.

  11. CFD modeling of solid–liquid fluidized beds of mono and binary particle mixtures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rupesh K. Reddy; Jyeshtharaj B. Joshi

    2009-01-01

    CFD simulation of bed expansion of mono size solid–liquid fluidized beds has been performed in creeping, transition and turbulent flow regimes, where Reynolds number (Re?=dpVS??L\\/?L) has been varied from 0.138 to 1718. It has been observed that the predicted values of bed voidage using the drag law of Joshi [1983. Solid–liquid fluidized beds: some design aspects. Chemical Engineering Research and

  12. Visualization of bed material movement in a simulated fluidized bed heat exchanger by neutron radiography

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hisashi Umekawa; Mamoru Ozawa; Nobuyuki Takenaka; Masahito Matsubayashi

    1999-01-01

    The bulk movement of fluidized bed material was visualized by neutron radiography by introducing tracers into the bed materials. The simulated fluidized bed consisted of aluminum plates, and the bed material was sand of 99.7% SiO2 (mean diameter: 0.218mm, density: 2555kg\\/m3). Both materials were almost transparent to neutrons. Then the sand was colored by the contamination of the sand coated

  13. Heat transfer in fluidized beds of low density, large-sized particles

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. K. Arora

    1976-01-01

    Surface-to-bed heat transfer mechanisms in a fluidized bed of low density (bulk density 1 - 12 lb\\/tu. ft.) large-sized (particle dia. 1\\/4 - 1 1\\/4 in.) particles were investigated. Heat transfer coefficients were experimentally measured for different sets of particles and fluidization conditions. Results indicate that the heat transfer mechanism in such fluidized beds is different than that now generally

  14. Monitoring Granulation Rate Processes Using Three PAT Tools in a Pilot-Scale Fluidized Bed

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ai Tee Tok; Xueping Goh; Wai Kiong Ng; Reginald B. H. Tan

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to analyze and compare the responses of three Process Analytical Technology (PAT) techniques\\u000a applied simultaneously to monitor a pilot-scale fluidized bed granulation process. Real-time measurements using focused beam\\u000a reflectance measurement (Lasentec FBRM) and near-infra red spectroscopy (Bruker NIR) were taken by inserting in-line probes\\u000a into the fluidized bed. Non-intrusive acoustic emission measurements (Physical Acoustic

  15. A reduced-order model for a bubbling fluidized bed based on proper orthogonal decomposition

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Yuan; P. G. Cizmas; T. O’Brien

    2005-01-01

    This paper presents the development of a reduced-order model (ROM) for dynamics of non-reactive, isothermal fluidized beds, based on the proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) method. Several implementations of this ROM were developed for a two-dimensional bubbling fluidized bed using numerical results from a full computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of the bed. The solutions of the ROM were used to

  16. Optimization of baker's yeast drying in industrial continuous fluidized bed dryer

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hamidreza Akbari; Keikhosro Karimi; Magnus Lundin; Mohammad J. Taherzadeh

    Instant active dry baker's yeast is a well-known product widely used for leavening of bread, produced by fermentation, and usually dried by hot air to 94–96% dry matter content. Multi-stage fluidized bed drying process is a commercial effective method for yeast drying. In this work, optimum operating parameters of an industrial continuous fluidized bed dryer for the production of instant

  17. Water purification in a fluidized bed photocatalytic reactor using TiO 2-coated ceramic particles

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tatsuo Kanki; Shinpei Hamasaki; Noriaki Sano; Atsushi Toyoda; Katsumi Hirano

    2005-01-01

    TiO2-coated mm-size spherical ceramic particles which are very stable for dynamical impact and whose specific density is very near to unity were developed and applied to a fluidized bed reactor for water purification. Two types of test-scale fluidized bed photocatalytic reactors were prepared: the reactor a which holds the ultra violet light source (254nm) inside it and the reactor b

  18. Substantiating the techniques for calculating the furnace circuit of circulating fluidized bed boilers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ryabov, G. A.; Folomeev, O. M.

    2011-06-01

    Dependences for calculating the hydrodynamic characteristics of the furnace circuit (the profile of concentrations, flowrate of circulating material, capturing of particles at the furnace outlet and in the separators, and the hydrodynamic characteristics of risers and cut-off pipe) are substantiated as applied to the operating conditions of circulating fluidized bed boilers. Methodical approaches for carrying out design and check calculations of a circulating fluidized bed boiler are briefly described.

  19. Fluidized bed CrN coating formation on prenitrocarburized plain carbon steel

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Peter C. King; Allan Brownrigg; John M. Long; Ray W. Reynoldson

    2004-01-01

    CrN coatings were formed on plain carbon steel by prenitrocarburizing, followed by thermoreactive deposition and diffusion\\u000a (TRD) in a fluidized bed furnace at 570 °C. During TRD, Cr was transferred from Cr powder in the fluidized bed to the nitrocarburized\\u000a substrates by gas-phase reactions initiated by reaction of HCl gas with the Cr. The microstructural processes occurring in\\u000a the white

  20. A model for agglomeration in bio-fuel fired fluidized bed

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shiyuan Li; Linlin Shang; Haipeng Teng; Qinggang Lu

    2010-01-01

    A mathematical model has been developed to describe the agglomeration process in bio-fuel fired fluidized bed combustor. Based\\u000a on the balance mechanism of the adhesive force caused by liquid bonding between two particles and the breaking force induced\\u000a by bubbles in the fluidized bed, the model considers modified Urbain model and chemical equilibrium calculations using FactSage\\u000a modeling. This model prediction

  1. Filtration of nano-particles by a gas–solid fluidized bed

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kuang-Yu Liu; Ming-Yen Wey

    2007-01-01

    The filtration of 80nm SiO2 and Al2O3 particles in a gas stream using fluidized beds was studied. Silica sand and activated carbon (A.C.) were adopted as bed materials to filtrate 80nm SiO2 and Al2O3 particles. The collected particles were elutriated from the fluidized bed, so the filtration was a dynamic process and the variations of the removal efficiency with time

  2. Fluidized-bed combustion process evaluation and program support. Quarterly report, January-March 1980

    SciTech Connect

    Johnson, I.; Podolski, W.F.; Swift, W.M.; Henry, R.F.; Hanway, J.E.; Griggs, K.E.; Herzenberg, C.; Helt, J.E.; Carls, E.L.

    1980-12-01

    Argonne National Laboratory is undertaking several tasks primarily in support of the pressurized fluidized-bed combustion project management team at Morgantown Energy Technology Center. Work is under way to provide fluidized-bed combustion process evaluation and program support to METC, determination of the state of the art of instrumentation for FBC applications, evaluation of the performance capability of cyclones for hot-gas cleaning in PFBC systems, and an initial assessment of methods for the measurement of sodium sulfate dew point.

  3. Theoretical Investigation of the Process of Steam-Oxygen Gasification of Coke-Ash Particles in a Fluidized Bed Under Pressure

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rokhman, B. B.

    2015-03-01

    The problem on the evolution of the state of an ensemble of reacting coke-ash particles in a fluidized-bed gas generator is considered. A kinetic equation for the distribution function of particles within small ranges of carbon concentration variation for the stages of surface and bulk reaction has been constructed and integrated. Boundary conditions ("matching" conditions) at the boundaries between these ranges are formulated. The influence of the granulometric composition of the starting coal, height, porosity, and of the bed temperature on the process of steam-oxygen gasification of coke-ash particles of individual sorts of fuel and of a binary coal mixture has been investigated.

  4. Volatiles combustion in fluidized beds. Final technical report, 4 September 1992--4 June 1995

    SciTech Connect

    Pendergrass, R.A. II; Raffensperger, C.; Hesketh, R.P.

    1996-02-29

    The goal of this project is to investigate the conditions in which volatiles will burn within both the dense and freeboard regions of fluidized beds. Experiments using a fluidized bed operated at incipient fluidization are being conducted to characterize the effect of particle surface area, initial fuel concentration, and particle type on the inhibition of volatiles within a fluidized bed. A review of the work conducted under this grant is presented in this Final Technical Report. Both experimental and theoretical work have been conducted to examine the inhibition of the combustion by the fluidized bed material, sand. It has been shown that particulate phase at incipient fluidization inhibits the combustion of propane by free radical destruction at the surface of sand particles within the particulate phase. The implications of these findings is that at bed temperatures lower than the critical temperatures, gas combustion can only occur in the bubble phase or at the top surface of a bubbling fluidized bed. In modeling fluidized bed combustion this inhibition by the particulate phase should be included.

  5. Separation of harmful impurities from refuse derived fuels (RDF) by a fluidized bed.

    PubMed

    Krüger, B; Mrotzek, A; Wirtz, S

    2014-02-01

    In firing systems of cement production plants and coal-fired power plants, regular fossil fuels are increasingly substituted by alternative fuels. Rising energy prices and ambitious CO2-reduction goals promote the use of alternative fuels as a significant contribution to efficient energy recovery. One possibility to protect energy resources are refuse-derived fuels (RDF), which are produced during the treatment of municipal solid, commercial and industrial waste. The waste fractions suitable for RDF have a high calorific value and are often not suitable for material recycling. With current treatment processes, RDF still contains components which impede the utilization in firing systems or limit the degree of substitution. The content of these undesired components may amount to 4 wt%. These, in most cases incombustible particles which consist of mineral, ceramic and metallic materials can cause damages in the conveying systems (e. g. rotary feeder) or result in contaminations of the products (e. g. cement, chalk). Up-to-date separation processes (sieve machine, magnet separator or air classifier) have individual weaknesses that could hamper a secure separation of these particles. This article describes a new technology for the separation of impurities from refuse derived fuels based on a rotating fluidized bed. In this concept a rotating motion of the particle bed is obtained by the tangential injection of the fluidization gas in a static geometry. The RDF-particles experience a centrifugal force which fluidized the bed radially. The technical principle allows tearing up of particle clusters to single particles. Radially inwards the vertical velocity is much lower thus particles of every description can fall down there. For the subsequent separation of the particles by form and density an additionally cone shaped plate was installed in the centre. Impurities have a higher density and a compact form compared to combustible particles and can be separated with a high efficiency. The new technology was experimentally investigated and proven using model-RDF, actual-RDF and impurities of different densities. In addition, numerical simulations were also done. The fluidization chamber was operated in batch mode. The article describes experiences and difficulties in using rotating fluidized bed systems. PMID:24252370

  6. Numerical simulation of gas-particle flow with a second-order moment method in bubbling fluidized beds

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sun Dan; Wang Jianzhi; Lu Huilin; Zhao Yunhua; Chen Juhui; Dimitri Gidaspow; Chen Ming

    2010-01-01

    Flow behavior of gas and particles is performed by means of gas–solid two-fluid model with the second-order moment model of particles in the bubbling fluidized bed. The distributions of velocity and moments of particles are predicted in the bubbling fluidized beds. Predictions are compared with experimental data measured by Jung et al. (2005) in a bubbling fluidized bed and Patil

  7. Technical progress and community relations activities for the fluidized bed thermal treatment process at the Rocky Flats Plant

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. B. Semones; P. M. Williams; S. P. Stiefvater; D. L. Mitchell; B. D. Roecker

    1993-01-01

    A fluidized bed system is being developed at Rocky Flats for the treatment of mixed waste (a mixture of radioactive and chemically hazardous waste). The current program builds on experience gained in the 1970`s and 1980`s in tests with bench-scale, pilot-scale, and demonstration-scale fluidized bed incinerators. Rocky Flat`s fluidized bed system operates at low temperatures (â¼525--600°C) which eliminates many of

  8. Technical progress and community relations activities for the fluidized bed thermal treatment process at the Rocky Flats Plant

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. B. Semones; P. M. Williams; S. P. Stiefvater; D. L. Mitchell; B. D. Roecker

    1993-01-01

    A fluidized bed system is being developed at Rocky Flats for the treatment of mixed waste (a mixture of radioactive and chemically hazardous waste). The current program builds on experience gained in the 1970's and 1980's in tests with bench-scale, pilot-scale, and demonstration-scale fluidized bed incinerators. Rocky Flat's fluidized bed system operates at low temperatures ([approximately]525--600[degrees]C) which eliminates many of

  9. Circulating fluidized bed combustion in the turbulent regime: Modeling of carbon combustion efficiency and sulfur retention

    SciTech Connect

    Adanez, J.; Gayan, P.; Grasa, G.; Diego, L.F. de; Armesto, L.; Cabanillas, A.

    1999-07-01

    In this work carbon combustion efficiencies and sulfur retentions in CFBC under the turbulent regime were studied. Experimental results were obtained from the combustion of a lignite and an anthracite with a limestone in a CBF pilot plant with 20 cm internal diameter and 6.5 m height. The effect of operating conditions such as coal and limestone particle size distributions, temperature, excess air, air velocity and Ca/S molar ratio on carbon combustion efficiency and sulfur retention was studied. On the other hand, a mathematical model for the carbon combustion efficiencies and sulfur retentions in circulating fluidized bed combustors operating under the turbulent regime was developed. The model has been developed considering the hydrodynamics behavior of a turbulent bed, the kinetics of carbon combustion and sulfur retention in the riser. The hydrodynamics characteristics of the turbulent regime were previously studied in a cold pilot plant and equations to determine the axial and radial voidage in the bed were proposed. A core-annulus structure in the dilute region of the bed was found in this regime. Carbon combustion and sulfur retention were modeled by modifying a model developed for fast beds and taking into account turbulent regime characteristics. The experimental results of carbon combustion efficiencies and sulfur retentions were compared with those predicted by the model and a good correlation was found for all the conditions used.

  10. Cyclone performance; The key to feed utilization in circulating fluidized bed boilers

    SciTech Connect

    Tsao, T.R.; Herb, B.E.; Lewnard, J.J.; Wang, S.I. (Energy Systems Group, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA (US))

    1992-01-01

    High utilization of coal and limestone feedstock in circulating fluidized bed (CFB) combustors is critical to minimize operating costs and solid waste generation. Pilot-scale test results typically indicate 50% calcium utilization (Ca/S = 1:1) and greater than 99% carbon burnout. Recent performance data taken for Stockton CFB indicates that a large fraction of the unburned carbon and unreacted limestone escapes the boiler with the fly ash particles smaller than 100 {mu}m in size. This observation was explained by the short residence times of fine particles in the CFB boiler. An analysis of the CFB system suggests that this problem is caused by the inability of the cyclone to capture smaller particles and return them to the boiler to be more completely utilized. This paper reports that a sensitivity study revealed that feedstock utilization is sensitive to cyclone grade efficiency for small particle sizes. in addition, the results show how bed particle size, fly-bottom ash split, solids recirculation rate, and heat transfer in CFB's are affected by cyclone performance.

  11. Experimental Study of Nitrogen Oxide Emissions in a Circulating Fluidized Bed

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Liu, R. W.; Zhou, Q. L.; Hui, S. E.; Xu, T. M.

    The experimental study was carried out on the emission characteristics of nitrogen oxide in a 0.3MW circulating fluidized bed as well as analysis of the formation and destruction mechanism of nitrogen oxide. Several variables associated with the combustion system were investigated in the experiment, which include bed temperature, excess air, primary-to-secondary air ratio, and coal species. It is found that the NO x emissions decrease along the height of the furnace, while the N2O emissions increase continuously. More NO x emissions and less N2O emissions are generated as the bed temperature increases. It is also illustrated that an increase of air stoichiometry leads to a significant NO x increase and an obvious N2O increase. And air staging is proved to be an effective way to control the nitrogen oxide emissions in the fluid bed. Besides, it is also shown in the experiment that the concentration of NO x and N2O is higher during the combustion of anthracite than that during the combustion of bituminous.

  12. Detoxification of ashes from a fluidized bed waste incinerator.

    PubMed

    Yu, Jie; Qiao, Yu; Sun, Lushi; Jin, Limei; Wang, Wenxia; Ma, Chuan

    2015-09-01

    This paper was to test and control the toxicity of bottom and fly ashes from a circulated fluidized bed (CFB) incinerator. Bottom and fly ashes were firstly subject to TCLP test. Even though leachates of most particle size of bottom ash were below regulatory limit, the leachates of finer bottom ash may exceed the regulatory limit. Therefore, finer bottom ash should be separated and treated before landfilled directly or used as cement replacement. Due to high amounts of leached heavy metals, thermal treatment of fly ash was carried out to remove heavy metals. The influence of temperature, residence time, metal chloride and gas velocity were studied. In all conditions, Cd can be well removed. Pb can be almost completely removed with MgCl2 addition at 1000°C in 1h. The removal of Zn and Cu was accelerated significantly by MgCl2 and higher temperature separately. At optimum conditions, more than 90% of Cu and 95% of Zn could be removed, while a maximum 20% of Cr was removed due to the existence or formation of CaCr2O4, MgCr2O4 and K2Cr2O4 in raw or treated fly ashes. PMID:25973859

  13. Treating exhaust gas from a pressurized fluidized bed reaction system

    DOEpatents

    Isaksson, Juhani (Karhula, FI); Koskinen, Jari (Karhula, FI)

    1995-01-01

    Hot gases from a pressurized fluidized bed reactor system are purified. Under superatmospheric pressure conditions hot exhaust gases are passed through a particle separator, forming a flitrate cake on the surface of the separator, and a reducing agent--such as an NO.sub.x reducing agent (like ammonia), is introduced into the exhaust gases just prior to or just after particle separation. The retention time of the introduced reducing agent is enhanced by providing a low gas velocity (e.g. about 1-20 cm/s) during passage of the gas through the filtrate cake while at superatmospheric pressure. Separation takes place within a distinct pressure vessel the interior of which is at a pressure of about 2-100 bar, and-introduction of reducing agent can take place at multiple locations (one associated with each filter element in the pressure vessel), or at one or more locations just prior to passage of clean gas out of the pressure vessel (typically passed to a turbine).

  14. Fluidized bed gasification of waste-derived fuels

    SciTech Connect

    Arena, Umberto, E-mail: umberto.arena@unina2.i [Department of Environmental Sciences, Second University of Naples, Via A. Vivaldi, 43, 81100 Caserta (Italy); AMRA s.c. a r.l., Via Nuova Agnano, 11, 80125 Napoli (Italy); Zaccariello, Lucio [Department of Environmental Sciences, Second University of Naples, Via A. Vivaldi, 43, 81100 Caserta (Italy); Mastellone, Maria Laura [Department of Environmental Sciences, Second University of Naples, Via A. Vivaldi, 43, 81100 Caserta (Italy); AMRA s.c. a r.l., Via Nuova Agnano, 11, 80125 Napoli (Italy)

    2010-07-15

    Five alternative waste-derived fuels obtained from municipal solid waste and different post-consumer packaging were fed in a pilot-scale bubbling fluidized bed gasifier, having a maximum feeding capacity of 100 kg/h. The experimental runs utilized beds of natural olivine, quartz sand or dolomite, fluidized by air, and were carried out under various values of equivalence ratio. The process resulted technically feasible with all the materials tested. The olivine, a neo-silicate of Fe and Mg with an olive-green colour, has proven to be a good candidate to act as a bed catalyst for tar removal during gasification of polyolefin plastic wastes. Thanks to its catalytic activity it is possible to obtain very high fractions of hydrogen in the syngas (between 20% and 30%), even using air as the gasifying agent, i.e. in the most favourable economical conditions and with the simplest plant and reactor configuration. The catalytic activity of olivine was instead reduced or completely inhibited when waste-derived fuels from municipal solid wastes and aggregates of different post-consumer plastic packagings were fed. Anyhow, these materials have given acceptable performance, yielding a syngas of sufficient quality for energy applications after an adequate downstream cleaning.

  15. Capacitance-level/density monitor for fluidized-bed combustor

    DOEpatents

    Fasching, George E. (Morgantown, WV); Utt, Carroll E. (Morgantown, WV)

    1982-01-01

    A multiple segment three-terminal type capacitance probe with segment selection, capacitance detection and compensation circuitry and read-out control for level/density measurements in a fluidized-bed vessel is provided. The probe is driven at a high excitation frequency of up to 50 kHz to sense quadrature (capacitive) current related to probe/vessel capacitance while being relatively insensitive to the resistance current component. Compensation circuitry is provided for generating a negative current of equal magnitude to cancel out only the resistive component current. Clock-operated control circuitry separately selects the probe segments in a predetermined order for detecting and storing this capacitance measurement. The selected segment acts as a guarded electrode and is connected to the read-out circuitry while all unselected segments are connected to the probe body, which together form the probe guard electrode. The selected probe segment capacitance component signal is directed to a corresponding segment channel sample and hold circuit dedicated to that segment to store the signal derived from that segment. This provides parallel outputs for display, computer input, etc., for the detected capacitance values. The rate of segment sampling may be varied to either monitor the dynamic density profile of the bed (high sampling rate) or monitor average bed characteristics (slower sampling rate).

  16. DURABILITY TESTING OF FLUIDIZED BED STEAM REFORMER (FBSR) WASTE FORMS

    SciTech Connect

    Jantzen, C

    2006-01-06

    Fluidized Bed Steam Reforming (FBSR) is being considered as a potential technology for the immobilization of a wide variety of high sodium aqueous radioactive wastes. The addition of clay and a catalyst as co-reactants converts high sodium aqueous low activity wastes (LAW) such as those existing at the Hanford and Idaho DOE sites to a granular ''mineralized'' waste form that may be made into a monolith form if necessary. Simulant Hanford and Idaho high sodium wastes were processed in a pilot scale FBSR at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Science and Technology Applications Research (STAR) facility in Idaho Falls, ID. Granular mineral waste forms were made from (1) a basic Hanford Envelope A low-activity waste (LAW) simulant and (2) an acidic INL simulant commonly referred to as sodium-bearing waste (SBW). The FBSR waste forms were characterized and the durability tested via ASTM C1285 (Product Consistency Test), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxic Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP), and the Single Pass Flow Through (SPFT) test. The durability of the FBSR waste form products was tested in order to compare the measured durability to previous FBSR waste form testing on Hanford Envelope C waste forms that were made by THOR Treatment Technologies (TTT) and to compare the FBSR durability to vitreous LAW waste forms, specifically the Hanford low activity waste (LAW) glass known as the Low-activity Reference Material (LRM). The durability of the FBSR waste form is comparable to that of the LRM glass for the test responses studied.

  17. Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustion testing of North Dakota lignite

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. Goblirsch; R. H. Vander Molen; K. Wilson; D. Hajicek

    1980-01-01

    The sulfur retention by the inherent alkali, and added limestone sorbent, perform about the same and are reasonably predictable within a range of about +-10% retention by application of alkali to sulfur ratio. Temperature has a substantial effect on the retention of sulfur by the inherent alkali or limestone. The temperature effect is not yet fully understood but it appears

  18. CRUCIBLE TESTING OF TANK 48H RADIOACTIVEWASTE SAMPLE USING FLUIDIZED BED STEAMREFORMING TECHNOLOGY FOR ORGANICDESTRUCTION

    SciTech Connect

    Crawford, C

    2008-07-31

    The purpose of crucible scale testing with actual radioactive Tank 48H material was to duplicate the test results that had been previously performed on simulant Tank 48H material. The earlier crucible scale testing using simulants was successful in demonstrating that bench scale crucible tests produce results that are indicative of actual Fluidized Bed Steam Reforming (FBSR) pilot scale tests. Thus, comparison of the results using radioactive Tank 48H feed to those reported earlier with simulants would then provide proof that the radioactive tank waste behaves in a similar manner to the simulant. Demonstration of similar behavior for the actual radioactive Tank 48H slurry to the simulant is important as a preliminary or preparation step for the more complex bench-scale steam reformer unit that is planned for radioactive application in the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) Shielded Cells Facility (SCF) later in 2008. The goals of this crucible-scale testing were to show 99% destruction of tetraphenylborate and to demonstrate that the final solid product produced is sodium carbonate. Testing protocol was repeated using the specifications of earlier simulant crucible scale testing, that is sealed high purity alumina crucibles containing a pre-carbonated and evaporated Tank 48H material. Sealing of the crucibles was accomplished by using an inorganic 'nepheline' sealant. The sealed crucibles were heat-treated at 650 C under constant argon flow to inert the system. Final product REDOX measurements were performed to establish the REDuction/OXidation (REDOX) state of known amounts of added iron species in the final product. These REDOX measurements confirm the processing conditions (pyrolysis occurring at low oxygen fugacity) of the sealed crucible environment which is the environment actually achieved in the fluidized bed steam reformer process. Solid product dissolution in water was used to measure soluble cations and anions, and to investigate insoluble fractions of the product solids. Radioanalytical measurements were performed on the Tank 48H feed material and on the dissolved products in order to estimate retention of Cs-137 in the process. All aspects of prior crucible scale testing with simulant Tank 48H slurry were demonstrated to be repeatable with the actual radioactive feed. Tetraphenylborate destruction was shown to be >99% and the final solid product is sodium carbonate crystalline material. Less than 10 wt% of the final solid products are insoluble components comprised of Fe/Ni/Cr/Mn containing sludge components and Ti from monosodium titanate present in Tank 48H. REDOX measurements on the radioactive solid products indicate a reducing atmosphere with extremely low oxygen fugacity--evidence that the sealed crucible tests performed in the presence of a reductant (sugar) under constant argon purge were successful in duplicating the pyrolysis reactions occurring with the Tank 48H feed. Soluble anion measurements confirm that using sugar as reductant at 1X stoichiometry was successful in destroying nitrate/nitrite in the Tank 48H feed. Radioanalytical measurements indicate that {approx}75% of the starting Cs-137 is retained in the solid product. No attempts were made to analyze/measure other potential Cs-137 in the process, i.e., as possible volatile components on the inner surface of the alumina crucible/lid or as offgas escaping the sealed crucible. The collective results from these crucible scale tests on radioactive material are in good agreement with simulant testing. Crucible scale processing has been shown to duplicate the complex reactions of an actual fluidized bed steam reformer. Thus this current testing should provide a high degree of confidence that upcoming bench-scale steam reforming with radioactive Tank 48H slurry will be successful in tetraphenylborate destruction and production of sodium carbonate product.

  19. Experimental study on combustion characteristics and NOX emissions of pulverized anthracite preheated by circulating fluidized bed

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wang, Jun; Zhu, Jian-Guo; Lu, Qing-Gang

    2011-08-01

    A 30 kW bench-scale rig of pulverized anthracite combustion preheated by a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) was developed. The CFB riser has a diameter of 90 mm and a height of 1,500 mm. The down-fired combustion chamber (DFCC) has a diameter of 260 mm and a height of 3,000 mm. Combustion experiments were carried out using pulverized anthracite with 6.74% volatile content. This low volatile coal is difficult to ignite and burn out. Therefore, it requires longer burnout time and higher combustion temperature, which results in larger NOX emissions. In the current study, important factors that influence the combustion characteristics and NOX emissions were investigated such as excess air ratio, air ratio in the reducing zone, and fuel residence time in the reducing zone. Pulverized anthracite can be quickly preheated up to 800°C in CFB when the primary air is 24% of theoretical air for combustion, and the temperature profile is uniform in DFCC. The combustion efficiency is 94.2%, which is competitive with other anthracite combustion technologies. When the excess air ratio ranges from 1.26 to 1.67, the coal-N conversion ratio is less than 32% and the NOX emission concentration is less than 371 mg/m3 (@6% O2). When the air ratio in the reducing zone is 0.12, the NOX concentration is 221 mg/m3 (@6% O2), and the coal-N conversion ratio is 21%, which is much lower than that of other boilers.

  20. ADVANCED SORBENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM; DEVELOPMENT OF SORBENTS FOR MOVING-BED AND FLUIDIZED-BED APPLICATIONS

    SciTech Connect

    R.E. AYALA; V.S. VENKATARAMANI

    1998-09-30

    The integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power system using high-temperature coal gas cleanup is one of the most promising advanced technologies for the production of electric power from coal in an environmentally acceptable manner. Unlike conventional low-temperature cleanup systems that require costly heat exchangers, high-temperature coal gas cleanup systems can be operated near 482-538 °C (900-1000 °F) or higher, conditions that are a closer match with the gasifier and turbine components in the IGCC system, thus resulting is a more efficient overall system. GE is developing a moving-bed, high-temperature desulfurization system for the IGCC power cycle in which zinc-based regenerable sorbents are currently being used as desulfurization sorbents. Zinc titanate and other proprietary zinc-based oxides are being considered as sorbents for use in the Clean Coal Technology Demonstration Program at Tampa Electric Co.?s (TECo) Polk Power Station. Under cold startup conditions at TECo, desulfurization and regeneration may be carried out at temperatures as low as 343 °C (650 °F), hence a versatile sorbent is desirable to perform over this wide temperature range. A key to success in the development of high-temperature desulfurization systems is the matching of sorbent properties for the selected process operating conditions, namely, sustainable desulfurization kinetics, high sulfur capacity, and mechanical durability over multiple cycles. Additionally, the sulfur species produced during regeneration of the sorbent must be in a form compatible with sulfur recovery systems, such as sulfuric acid or elemental sulfur processes. The overall objective of this program is to develop regenerable sorbents for hydrogen sulfide removal from coal-derived fuel gases in the temperature range 343-538 °C (650-1000 °F). Two categories of reactor configurations are being considered: moving-bed reactors and fluidized-bed (bubbling and circulating) reactors. In addition, a cost assessment and a market plan for large-scale fabrication of sorbents were developed. As an optional task, long-term bench-scale tests of the best moving-bed sorbents were conducted. Starting from thermodynamic calculations, several metal oxides were identified for potential use as hot gas cleanup sorbents using constructed phase stability diagrams and laboratory screening of various mixed-metal oxide formulations. Modified zinc titanates and other proprietary metal oxide formulations were evaluated at the bench scale and many of them found to be acceptable for operation in the target desulfurization temperature range of 370 °C (700 °F) to 538 °C (1000 °F) and regeneration tempera-tures up to 760 °C (1400 °F). Further work is still needed to reduce the batch-to-batch repeatability in the fabrication of modified zinc titanates for larger scale applications. The information presented in this Volume 1 report contains the results of moving-bed sorbent develop-ment at General Electric?s Corporate Research and Development (GE-CRD). A separate Volume 2 report contains the results of the subcontract on fluidized-bed sorbent development at the Institute of Gas Technology (IGT).