Power generation

Water availability and policies for the coal power sector, CCC/256

CCC/256 - ISBN: 978-92-9029-579-2

Global energy demand is rising primarily as a result of population and economic growth in the emerging economies. Meeting this growing demand will place increasing stress on limited fresh water resources with repercussions fo... More...


Application and development prospects of double-reheat coal-fired power units, CCC/255

CCC/255 - ISBN: 978-92-9029-577-8

Most pulverised coal combustion (PCC) plants employ single-reheat cycles. However, double-reheat cycles can significantly improve the electrical efficiency of PCC plants. Surprisingly, no double-reheat units have been commiss... More...


Operating experience of low grade fuels in circulating fluidised bed combustion (CFBC) boilers, CCC/253

CCC/253 - ISBN: 978-92-9029-574-4

Although subject to sometimes quite considerable short-term variations, the long term trend for the price of coal, along with other primary energy resources, is upwards. The need to protect the environment has resulted in a r... More...


Advanced sensors and smart controls for coal-fired power plant, CCC/251

CCC/251 - ISBN: 978-92-9029-573-0

Coal power plant control systems have progressively evolved to meet the growing demand for efficient and flexible power generation whilst maintaining low emissions. In particular, optimisation of the combustion process has re... More...


High-efficiency power generation - review of alternative systems, CCC/247

CCC/247 - ISBN: 978-92-9029-569-3

Currently, almost all coal-fired power plants are steam power generating units using the Rankine cycle. The maximum efficiency of a Rankine cycle is restricted by the second law of thermodynamics and is limited to below the C... More...