Improving the power-to-heat ratio in CHP plants by means of a biofuel multistage drying system

Jukka-Pekka Spets*, Pekka Ahtila

*Corresponding author for this work

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    9 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    In biofuel drying in industrial power plants, a new multistage drying system (MSDS) can now be applied before combustion. By reducing the drying air mass flow, MSDS makes it possible to use a proportion of the combustion air in drying, and to lead that moist drying air into the combustion stages of the power plant boiler. MSDS increases the power-to-heat ratio and capacity of the power plant compared to power plants without drying systems. Previous increases came from biofuel homogenization and increased energy efficiency. Biofuel homogenization also reduces unburned organic emissions as a result of more complete combustion. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1175-1180
    Number of pages6
    JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
    Volume22
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2002
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • CHP
    • Decreasing emissions
    • Integrated pulp and paper mill
    • Multistage biofuel drying system
    • Power-to-heat ratio

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Improving the power-to-heat ratio in CHP plants by means of a biofuel multistage drying system'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this