Prototype anthracite culm combustion boiler/heater unit. Quarterly technical report No. 4, July 1-September 30, 1979 [electronic resource].
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1980.
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- Pages: 43 : digital, PDF file
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- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- There are currently about 910 million cubic yards of anthracite culm (mine refuse) contained in 800 separate banks in a 480 square mile area in the Wilkes-Barre (W-B) anthracite mining region. Although this material represents a significant fuel value, equivalent to approximately 1.25 billion barrels of fuel oil, the culm banks have accumulated because no satisfactory method of combusting this fuel was available until the relatively recent development of the atmospheric fluidized bed (AFB) steam generator. A program was initiated in October 1978 to design, construct and evaluate a 100,000 pph AFB steam generator burning anthracite culm with the addition of fresh anthracite, if required. The unit is to demonstrate the technical, economical and environmental feasibility of producing 150 psig saturated steam for district heating in downtown W-B. Phase I of the program consists of the design of the atmospheric fluidized bed (AFB) plant and a hot model test program. Phase II of the program consists of construction, operation, testing and evaluation of the boiler and boiler plant.
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Pope, Evans and Robbins, Inc., New York (USA)
Foster Wheeler Boiler Corp., Livingston, NJ (USA)
Wilkes-Barre, City of, PA (USA)
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