Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Thermal Power Plants

Edited by Mohammad Rasul

Central Queensland University, Australia

Thermal power plants are one of the most important process industries for engineering professionals. Over the past few decades, the power sector has been facing a number of critical issues. However, the most fundamental challenge is meeting the growing power demand in sustainable and efficient ways. Practicing power plant engineers not only look after operation and maintenance of the plant, but also look after a range of activities, including research and development, starting from power generation, to environmental assessment of power plants. The book Thermal Power Plants covers features, operational issues, advantages, and limitations of power plants, as well as benefits of renewable power generation. It also introduces thermal performance analysis, fuel combustion issues, performance monitoring and modelling, plants health monitoring, including component fault diagnosis and prognosis, functional analysis, economics of plant operation and maintenance, and environmental aspects. This book addresses several issues related to both coal fired and gas turbine power plants. The book is suitable for both undergraduate and research for higher degree students, and of course, for practicing power plant engineers.

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Thermal Power PlantsEdited by Mohammad Rasul

Published: January 13th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1408

ISBN: 978-953-307-952-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6108-0

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

64564 Total Chapter Downloads

22 Crossref Citations

46 Web of Science Citations

50 Dimensions Citations


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1. Solar Aided Power Generation: Generating “Green” Power from Conventional Fossil Fuelled Power Stations

By Eric Hu, Yongping Yang and Akira Nishimura


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2. Process Performance Monitoring and Degradation Analysis

By Liping Li


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3. Fundamentals and Simulation of MILD Combustion

By Hamdi Mohamed, Benticha Hmaeid and Sassi Mohamed


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4. Fundamental Experiments of Coal Ignition for Engineering Design of Coal Power Plants

By Masayuki Taniguchi


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5. Application of Functional Analysis Techniques and Supervision of Thermal Power Plants

By M.N. Lakhoua


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6. A New Expert System for Load Shedding in Oil & Gas Plants – A Practical Case Study

By Ahmed Mahmoud Hegazy


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7. Adaptive Gas Path Modeling in Gas Turbine Health Monitoring

By E. A. Ogbonnaya, K. T. Johnson, H. U. Ugwu, C. A. N. Johnson and Barugu Peter Forsman


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8. Application of Blade-Tip Sensors to Blade-Vibration Monitoring in Gas Turbines

By Ryszard Szczepanik, Radosław Przysowa, Jarosław Spychała, Edward Rokicki, Krzysztof Kaźmierczak and Paweł Majewski


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9. An Overview of Financial Aspect for Thermal Power Plants

By Soner Gokten


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10. Heat-Resistant Steels, Microstructure Evolution and Life Assessment in Power Plants

By Zheng-Fei Hu


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11. A Review on Technologies for Reducing CO2 Emission from Coal Fired Power Plants

By S. Moazzem, M.G. Rasul and M.M.K. Khan


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12. Spectrophotometric Determination of 2-Mercaptobenzothiazole in Cooling Water System

By Fazael Mosaferi, Farid Delijani and Fateme Ekhtiary Koshky


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