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Abstract

Coal combustion has been a source of heat for centuries. The early technology (1700s) utilized stationary fuel beds; whereas the next major development, stoker technology, was introduced in the 1800s. By the 1920s pulverized fuel boilers (entrained flow reactors) captured the large scale boiler market due to the increased application of electric power and to stoker capacity limitations. While a fluidized-bed combustion concept was utilized in the later 1920s, coal-fired fluidized-bed combustion (FBC) was not actively developed until the late 1960s and 1970s (Ehrlich, 1975).

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Combustion Efficiency Electric Power Research Institute Sorbent Particle Spend Sorbent Sulfur Sorbent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter F. Podolski
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  1. 1.Chemical Technology DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA

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