Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Thermal Power Plants

New Trends and Recent Developments

Edited by Paweł Madejski

AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

The demand for electricity and heat production is still largely covered by conventional thermal power plants based on fossil fuel combustion. Thermal power stations face a big challenge to meet the environmental requirements constantly keeping high process efficiency and avoiding lifetime shortening of critical components. In recent years, many activities have been observed to reduce pollutant emissions and optimize performance in thermal power plants. Increased share of renewable sources of energy in domestic markets enforces flexible operation and fast adjustment to actual demand. Gas power plants start to play a very important role in this process, allowing for rapid change of load and emission reduction. Operation under changing load together with keeping emissions at the accurate level requires constantly introducing new solutions and technologies as well as carrying out many research and development activities for optimization of the electricity and heat production process. The edited book is aimed to present new technologies, innovative solutions, measurement techniques, tools and computational methods dedicated to thermal power plants in the light of new trends and challenges.

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Thermal Power PlantsNew Trends and Recent DevelopmentsEdited by Paweł Madejski

Published: May 2nd 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69696

ISBN: 978-1-78923-079-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-078-9

Copyright year: 2018

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1376 Total Chapter Downloads

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1. Introductory Chapter: New Trends and Recent Developments for Thermal Power Plants

By Paweł Madejski

239

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2. Analysis of Coal-Fired Power Unit Operation in Reduced Minimum Safe Load Regime

By Piotr Żymełka, Maciej Żyrkowski and Maciej Bujalski

184

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3. Detection of Malfunctions and Abnormal Working Conditions of a Coal Mill

By Teresa Kurek, Konrad Wojdan, Daniel Nabagło and Konrad Świrski

176

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4. Numerical Modeling of Cyclic Creep-Fatigue Damage Development for Lifetime Assessment of Steam Turbine Components

By Mariusz Banaszkiewicz

168

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5. Ti Microholes Potential for Thermal Power Plants Application Punched by WC/Co Micropunch

By Kelvii Wei Guo and Hon Yuen Tam

140

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6. A Review on Supercritical Fluidization

By Youjun Lu, Liping Wei and Jikai Huang

144

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7. Introductory Review on an Engineering Approach for Fast‐Bed Modeling in Mimic to Bubbling Bed Practice

By Ming‐Chuan Zhang and Chu Zhang

158

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8. Economic Future of Concentrating Solar Power for Electricity Generation

By Enas Raafat Maamoun Shouman

167

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