Large Scale Biomass Combustion Plants: Toolbox for the Heat and Power Industry addresses the main issues of large biomass combustion plants for heat and power generation. Its authors use their experience in academia and the industry to provide both theoretical concepts and practical information. They explore types of fuels and their main characteristics, fuel preparation, storage and handling, and describe the main elements of the system (feeding, combustion chamber, ash extraction, heat exchangers) for current biomass power plants technologies, such as grate fired, fluidized bed, pulverized fuels, and co-combustion with coal.
Operation, maintenance and safety aspects are examined, as well as gaseous and solid emissions, environmental impact, regulation and policy. Case studies illustrate each topic, focusing on best practices, enriched with academic background when appropriate. Fact sheets summarize useful concepts for day-to-day operations. This is an excellent resource for power and energy engineers, technicians, researchers and students working in the field of heat and power generation, particularly using biomass and biofuels. Energy project managers, regulators, plant owners and manufacturers will also find this a useful reference.
- Presents a comprehensive description of large biomass combustion plants, from 20MW to 100 MW, from the door to the chimney
- Offers practical guidelines based on different issues related to biomass power plants, collected from designers, operators, regulation inspectors and academia
- Explores operation, maintenance and safety aspects
1. Introduction: Current biomass power plants technologies
Part 1: Fuel and Feedstock 2. Types of fuels and their characteristics 3. Fuel preparation 4. Fuel storage and handling
Part 2: Main elements of the system 5. Feeding 6. Combustion chamber 7. Ash extraction 8. Heat exchangers
Part 3: Plant operation 9. Operation, maintenance and safety 10. Emissions formation and measurement 11. Environmental impact Regulation and policies
Sébastien Caillat has a PhD in Aerothermochemistry. After being assistant professor at École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Douai for 15 years, on coal and biomass combustion and air pollution control engineering, he is now senior combustion engineer at Fives Group where her works on the development of industrial burners and furnaces for the steel industry. Dr. Caillat has been involved in several research projects involving biomass and coal combustion from small to large-scale combustion facilities. His experience includes wood log furnaces, biomass pellets, wood chips boilers, pulverized coal and biomass pilot boilers and pulverized coal power plants. His areas of study were focused on the combustion modelling, the characterization and the limitation of pollutants emissions from industrial combustion systems. Dr. Caillat has supervised several PhD theses on these issues.
Tudor Florea, Dr, has a PhD in Mechanics and Energy, currently research engineer at Leroux & Lotz Technologies, a boiler island manufacturer, after working for two years at Veolia Environment Research and Innovation, research division of Veolia group, a CHP and District Heating plant operator.
Esperanza Perdrix, Dr, has a PhD in Process Engineering and Physico-Chemistry, assistant professor at École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Douai for 20 years, working on the characterisation and reduction of pollutant emissions from metallurgical and industrial combustion plants.
Claire Rosevègue, Eng, after 10 years' experience in the chemistry industry, she has been working for 13 years as inspector at the Regional and Interdepartmental Directorate of Environment and Energy, specialized on the control and surveillance of industrial plants.
Benoit Taupin, Dr, has a PhD on combustion and aerothermochemistry, now Senior Combustion Engineer, have been working 12 years for Veolia Environment Research and Innovation, research division of Veolia group, a biomass plant operator, Combined Heat and Power and District Heating plant operator.