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Boiler Fuels and Emissions
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In Boiler Fuels and Emissions , you'll learn ...
- The types and properties of fuels commonly fired in boilers to generate steam or hot water
- The atmospheric emissions associated with fuel combustion
- Factors that influence the transfer of energy content into usable heat
Credit: 3 PDH
Length: 27 pages
Fuel type and emissions control are two very important considerations in the design of a boiler. The type of fuel selected will not only impact emissions, but will also greatly influence the design of the boiler and the operating costs. And since air pollutants emitted from boilers are regulated in accordance with the Clean Air Act, control of emissions must also be considered in the design and operation of a boiler.
This course discusses the key properties and design considerations for each of the major boiler fuels available, including coal, natural gas, oil, wood, and municipal-type solid waste. It examines the major pollutants emitted from boilers and the most effective methods to control them. Finally, methods to increase boiler efficiency are briefly addressed.
Who should attend?
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 20 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Types of boiler fuels commercially available and their relative merits
- Properties and applications for different types of coal
- Grades, properties, and major classes of fuel oil
- The use of natural gas as a boiler fuel, including composition and impurities
- Biomass, refuse-derived fuel, and other boiler fuels
- Boiler-emitted pollutants regulated under the Clean Air Act
- NOx and SO2 formation, environmental impact, and control methods
- Coal cleaning methods, including gravity concentration, flotation, and dry processing
- Ash, CO, and HAP formation potential for different fuels and emission reduction measures
- Increased boiler efficiency through reduction in flue-gas, radiant heat, and blowdown losses
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