By Anthony J. Pansini
Details the entire spectrum of the gear and methods utilized in the creation of electrical energy, from the fundamentals of power conversion, to best movers, turbines, and boilers. the second one variation expands insurance of the gasification of coal, gasoline generators, and the powerful use of iteration instead of potency measures.
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Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell—The electrolyte is a combination of alkali carbonates of sodium and potassium, retained in a ceramic matrix. The alkali carbonates form a molten conductive salt with carbonate ions providing the ionic conduction. Operating at a high temperature of some 600-700°C, nickel anodes and nickel oxide cathodes are adequate to promote reaction. 5. Solid Oxide Fuel Cell—The electrolyte may be gelled potassium hydroxide or strontium oxide, while the fuel may be aluminum or zinc.
Labor savings; no ash or dust removal, etc. Reduction, or elimination, of storage space. High efficiencies and capacities (especially for small plants). No loss in heat value when properly stored. Cleanliness and freedom from dust. Disadvantages Usually cost more on equal Btu basis; gas, oil, coal in descending order. Danger from explosion if not properly handled, gas more than oil. Furnace maintenance high; may require closer supervision. ©2002 by The Fairmont Press. All rights reserved. DISTRIBUTED GENERATION As the name implies, generating units of relatively small dimensions and capacity (from 5 kW to 5 MW) are installed at or near the load to be served and usually connected to the associated distribution or transmission system.
Coal Coal is a complex substance containing mainly carbon, hydrogen, sulphur, oxygen and nitrogen. Typical approximate percentages of these constituents are shown in Table 2-1. It must be recognized, however, that there are different kinds of coals whose characteristics may differ from the typical values shown. Coals are classified with the aid of the various characteristics by which they may be distinguished. Among the more important are: Volatile Matter - This term describes the mixture of gases and hydrocarbon vapors that may be given off when coal is heated at very high temperatures; these may include acetylene, ethylene, ethane, methane, and others.
Guide to Electric Power Generation, Second Edition by Anthony J. Pansini