coal power plant Articles

  • Low-volatile coal combustion technologies in Vietnam: issues and strategies

    Vietnam has planned to install a number of coal-fired power plants with unit's capacity of up to 600 MW. Present experience shows that available low volatile anthracite coal is difficult to burn in the PC fired boilers. In this paper, the CFB combustion technology is proposed based on the experiences of coal-fired power plants around the world used similar coal characteristics. Later, a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technical and economic studies on the optimisation of prospective coal-fired power stations

    The paper considers problems of choosing rational parameters of thermal power plants on fossil fuel. A technique for comparison of the energy and economic efficiency of prospective coal-fired power plants is described. The optimisation results of parameters of combined-cycle plants with coal gasification at low and high-temperature levels and steam turbine plants on supercritical steam parameters ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Closing the door on building new coal-fired power plants in America

    Community opposition, legal challenges, and financial uncertainty over future carbon costs are prompting companies to rethink their plans for coal. Since the beginning of 2007, 95 proposed coal-fired power plants have been cancelled or postponed in the United States--59 in 2007, 24 in 2008, and at least 12 in the first three months of 2009. This covers nearly half of the 200 or so U.S. coal-fired ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Coal-fired power on the way out?

    The past two years have witnessed the emergence of a powerful movement opposing the construction of new coal-fired power plants in the United States. Initially led by environmental groups, both national and local, it has since been joined by prominent national political leaders and many state governors. The principal reason for opposing coal plants is that they are changing the earth’s climate. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • A new way to measure emissions from China’s Coal-Fired Power Plants

    To prevent the most severe impacts of climate change, it is essential to limit fossil fuel use—particularly coal use in power production. The share of coal in global energy consumption is increasing, with ...

  • Decommissioning begins at two of largest U.S. coal-fired power plants

    Navajo Generating Station, a 2.25-GW coal plant in Arizona, closed in November after 45 years of providing power. Owner Salt River Project (SRP) said it was uneconomical to continue operating. The focus has now shifted to decommissioning, long-term monitoring and ongoing operation of the transmission system. Working with SRP, a number of U.S.-based contractors will conduct demolition and ...

  • Application of artificial neural network to exergy performance analysis of coal fired thermal power plant

    This study presents an artificial neural network (ANN) model to predict the exergy efficiency in a thermal power plant. An ANN model based on back–propagation learning algorithm for prediction of exergy efficiency was developed. In the ANN model, the actual data set includes 27 values, of which 18 values were used for training the network and 9 values, were selected randomly to test the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of U.S. coal plant retirements case study

    In 2010, MJB&A completed a report for a major natural gas transmission company of coal-fired electricity generating units (EGUs) in several different geographic regions and their potential for retirement and/or to repower with natural gas. This analysis developed an indicative model of future coal-fired power plant repowerings and retirements based on a range of operational and market ...

  • U.S. Signals the end of public money for coal-fired power

    U.S. public financing for overseas coal-fired power is likely coming to an end. That’s the clear signal from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s announcement earlier this month. The Treasury Department provided new guidance for multi-lateral development banks’ ...

  • President Obama’s Climate Action Plan: Can it Shift the World Away from Coal?

    While reactions to President Obama’s newly announced climate plan have focused on domestic action, the plan actually has potentially significant repercussions ...

  • King Coal’s Climate Challenge

    Coal is emerging as a major topic of conversation at the United Nations climate-change negotiations currently taking place in Warsaw – and rightly so. Indeed, it is a discussion that the world needs to have. The latest findings of the ...

  • Permit Compliance Monitoring for the Power Generation Industry

    The Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990 authorized EPA to develop regulations requiring facilities to monitor the adequacy of emission control equipment and plant operations. This paper discusses the various methods available for coal-fired power plants and gas turbine installations to demonstrate a reasonable assurance of facility compliance with emission limitations, and ensure that control ...

  • Opportunities to improve the efficiency of existing coal-fired power plants

    Executive Summary Reducing the carbon footprint of energy production activities has emerged as one of the defining environmental issues of the 21st century. The U.S. energy infrastructure encompasses an enormous investment in capital assets and systems to produce fuels and electric power for businesses, transportation, and homes. While the long‐term opportunity to reshape this ...

  • Exergoeconomic analysis of a Kalina cycle coupled coal–fired steam power plant

    This paper presents exergoeconomic analysis of a Kalina cycle coupled coal–fired steam power plant using specific exergy costing (SPECO) methodology. Cost–balance and auxiliary equations are developed and solved. The results indicate that in the topping cycle, the boiler and the turbine contribute maximum to the formation of product cost. High value of exergoeconomic factor for the boiler ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • FGD Spray Headers - Case Study

    Project: FGD SPRAY HEADERS Client: U.S. coal-fired power plants General Scope: A total of fifteen spray headers for three identical absorbers and six spray headers for a larger absorber. Engineering/Procurement: Babcock Power Environmental Inc. Resin & Laminate Construction: Hetron 922 vinyl ...


    By Fibrex Corporation

  • 530-Megawatt Supercritical Pulverized Coal-Fired Power Plant

    Using the most advanced clean coal technology, B&V Energy designs a supercritical pulverized coal-fired unit to be one of the country's cleanest producers of affordable electricity. Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPSC) is a regulated electric and natural gas utility serving more than 700,000 customers within Wisconsin and Michigan. Dairyland Power Cooperative (Dairyland) provides the ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Methylmercury in mosquitoes around a large coal‐fired power plant in Central Ohio

    Emissions from coal‐fired power plants are the major anthropogenic source of mercury (Hg) in the environment. Because emitted Hg can be deposited near the source, concerns arise about the effects of coal‐burning facilities on levels of toxic methylmercury (MeHg) in biota near such sources. We investigated the potential impact of a large Hg‐emitting (450 kg in 2005) coal‐fired power station in ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Difficult Complex Decisions For Coal-fired Power Plant Operators

    Changing fuel prices, government regulations and technology all combine to make decision making difficult for operators and developers of coal-fired power generation facilities around the world. Power plant designers in developing countries face new local environmental regulations plus additional requirements stipulated by lenders such as the World Bank. In the developed world, the regulations ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Techno-economic evaluation of revamping of coal-fired power plants in India

    A techno-economic feasibility study has been conducted to investigate the revamping of two 32 MWe Pulverised-Coal (PC) boilers with a number of firing options. The options investigated were: (1) conventional PC revamping, (2) replacement with a new PC boiler, (3) PC to Circulating Fluidised Bed (CFB) revamping, (4) replacement with a new CFB boiler, and (5) Bubbling Fluidised Bed (BFB) revamping. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • On rooftops worldwide, a solar water heating revolution

    The harnessing of solar energy is expanding on every front as concerns about climate change and energy security escalate, as government incentives for harnessing solar energy expand, and as these costs decline while those of fossil fuels rise. One solar technology that is really beginning to take off is the use of solar thermal collectors to convert sunlight into heat that can be used to warm ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

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