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Environmentally Oriented Modernization of Power Boilers

  • Book

  • May 2020
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4894852
Environmentally oriented modernization of power boilers explains how to retrofit and upgrade power boilers in aging thermal and CHP plants, with emphasis on pulverized fuel boilers (PF). The work provides direct avenues to higher boiler efficiency, harmful emissions reduction, fuel grinding system modernization, fuel flexibility, boiler operation flexibilization, reduced corrosion, erosion, and fouling. It also explores how to integrate emission reduction systems into boiler operations. The work is planned for engineers and graduate students as well as for power plant management. For the latter, it helps find the best solution for the necessary modernization and functions as an aid in organizing tenders as well as in evaluating projects offered.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Boiler efficiency and thermal losses3. Modernisation to reduce flue gas loss 4. Reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions 5. Modernisation of fuel grinding systems 6. Replacing coal with other fuels7. Adaptation of boilers for biomass burning 8. Harmful phenomena in modernised boilers9. Conversion of an existing boiler to a condensing boiler 10. Increasing flexibility of boiler operation 11. Interactions between emission reduction systems


Marek Pronobis Head of Boiler and Steam Generator division of Institute of Power Engineering and Turbomachinery, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland. Marek Pronobis is an expert in boilers and auxiliary equipment, novel heating surfaces, boiler modernisation, fuel flexibility, and low-NOx combustion in fossil and renewable fuels. He has conducted research on fouling and formation of ash deposits in boilers, erosion and corrosion processes in boilers, grinding and drying processes in solid fuel preparation installations, aluminosilicate additives improving boiler operation, and SCR and SNCR technology. He has published over 230 publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings.