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Clean and Efficient Coal-Fired Power Plants: Development Toward Advanced Technologies

By
Heinz Termuehlen
Heinz Termuehlen
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Werner Emsperger
Werner Emsperger
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ISBN-10:
0791801942
No. of Pages:
154
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2003

Coal-fired power plants are the backbone of the electricity supply system in the United States, generating more than 50% of the electric power. Even if more natural gas-fueled combined cycle power plants and more renewable power-generation facilities will be built, a major portion of electric power will still be provided by coal-fired power plants. The fossil fuel reserves are limited; renewable sources; mainly hydro power plants, supply only about 10% of U.S. electric power. Hydro power plants generate 8% and all other renewable facilities generate 2% of this power.

Of the worldwide fossil fuel reserves, two thirds are coal. However,...

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