Coal Preparation Systems for Boilers

  • Prabir Basu
  • Cen Kefa
  • Louis Jestin
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


Coal can be burned in a number of ways. Depending on the characteristics of the coal and the particular boiler application, the designer may chose pulverized coal (PC) firing, cyclone firing, stoker, or fluidized bed firing methods. Whatever method is applied, raw coal should be prepared before being fed into the furnace. The preparation process has a major impact on the combustion in the furnace. Different types of boilers have different requirements as to the characteristics (size and moisture content, etc.) of the fuel fed into the furnace. Thus there is a variety of coal preparation systems.


Critical Speed Suction System Crushed Coal Belt Feeder Pulverize Coal Boiler 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prabir Basu
    • 1
  • Cen Kefa
    • 2
  • Louis Jestin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTechnical University of Nova ScotiaHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.Institute of Thermal EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhou, ZhejiangChina
  3. 3.Department EquipmentElectricite de FranceVilleurbanneFrance

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