- Written by Conference Organiser, editing by A.S.
When: Postponed until late September 2021
Where: Åre, Sweden
This conference, 28th in the series, will highlight solutions to the significant fuel-quality challenges facing power producers using current power technologies such as fluidised bed, sub-critical boilers, incineration, as well as newer technologies such as IGCC, PFBC, super- and ultra-super-critical boilers, oxy-fuel systems and gasifiers. These challenges involve fuel preparation and blending, slagging, fouling, corrosion, aerosol formation, ash disposal, catalyst poisoning, availability and capacity, as well as sensors and control strategies.
The conference emphasises end-results and application of fundamental information to minimise fuel quality impacts on power
production and the environment. The conference will focus on traditional fuels, particularly traded coals, low-grade and low-rank coals and opportunity fuels such as biomass, tires, black liquor, MSW, waste sludge and pet coke. Fundamental studies, pilot-scale investigations, full-scale evaluations and computer simulation papers are encouraged.
Sessions for the conference will include, but are not limited to
• Coal and opportunity fuels such as waste and biomass
• Fuel characterisation, preparation and upgrading
• Ash characterisation
• Deposit build-up, consolidation and shedding
• Fly ash and aerosol formation
• Corrosion at high temperatures
• Influence of ash on process performance: Operational and emission problems
• Diagnostics, sensors and controls