Fluidized bed combustion
Magazine article, 2016

Fluidized bed combustion (FBC) of solid fuels takes place in bubbling fluidized bed as well as circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers. Particular attention is paid to the description of the CFB type, the most common one. The performance in terms of cyclone efficiency and related combustion efficiency is explained. The most significant properties of fluidized bed boilers with respect to emission reduction of nitrogen and sulfur oxides are presented, and the flexibility in emission reduction is illustrated by examples. Finally, the main trends in development of future designs are briefly shown, particularly in relation to CO2 capture: oxy-combustion, calcium looping, and similar. It is concluded that the remarkable flexibility of FBC allows it to be applied to a variety of tasks in relation to solid fuel combustion.

boiler

Fluidized bed combustion

emissions

solid fuels

combustion

CO2 reduction

Author

Bo G Leckner

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Reedijk, (Ed.) Elsevier Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering. Waltham, MA: Elsevier.

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Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Energy Engineering

Areas of Advance

Energy

Infrastructure

Chalmers Power Central

DOI

10.1016/B978-0-12-409547-2.12183-3

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10/7/2017