Fuel considerations and burner design for ultra-supercritical power plants

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This chapter discusses fuel quality and its influence on utility boiler design and impact on performance, with the emphasis on coal and biomass as fuels. Performance issues addressed include system capacity, heat rate, availability, and maintenance, and how they are affected by fuel quality. The effect of fuel quality on handling, storage, processing, and preparation is discussed. In addition, the effect of fuel quality on burner design and ignition stability is presented. Future trends are discussed, specifically focusing on continued use of biomass as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the utility sector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUltra-Supercritical Coal Power Plants
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Technologies and Optimisation
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780857091161
StatePublished - Aug 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Energy


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