Dale Simbeck, vice president of technology, SFA Pacific, Inc., Mountain View, Calif., speaking at the recent Council of Industrial Boiler Owners` fluidized bed conference in Jacksonville, Fla., said that fluidized bed combustion (FBC) technology has now become a major competitor for conventional solid fuel combustion systems worldwide. Here in the United States independent power producers and cogenerators have led the way in deploying FBC boilers for electric power generation. Utility type rehea
Don`t let common misperceptions about flue gas desulfurization systems bias a realistic appraisal of this capable control technology
TVA adds 25 years to its scrubber sludge storage capacity. Used in another industry, but unproved for sludge storage, a new system was successfully adapted
The holiday season, just passed, provided a convenient time to pause, at least briefly, to take a fresh look at setting priorities for a more productive 1995. Priorities might have included expanding the list of potential sources for information or guidance in certain special areas of expertise. For example, power plant engineers, who oversee many facets of environmental protection, could gain benefits from research organizations that might not yet be universally known throughout the power gener
One Union Electric power plant gained benefits in its switch from a wet to a dry flyash handling system featuring
Gloomy. If one had to use one word to describe the recent American Nuclear Society winter meeting held in Washington, D.C., that would be it. Oh, everyone put on a brave face, and Washington was beautiful, but the topics de jour still seemed to center on what`s wrong with the nuclear industry rather than what`s right.
New and affordable technology can simulate operations in real time and is finding application across a broad spectrum of power plant designs
Certain power plant systems boost coal burning byproduct quality. Beneficiation also enhances byproduct use, but disposal planning remains as top priority