Much has been made of the recent development by Ohio State University into clean coal processing technology. This effort utilizes an innovative process called "chemical looping." Typical coal-fired power plants burn coal to heat water, which makes steam, which then turns the turbines that produce electricity. In chemical looping, coal isn't burned with fire, but instead is chemically combusted within a sealed chamber so it does not pollute the air.
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Power generation comes from a variety of heat-producing sources: oil, natural gas, nuclear, geothermal, wind, solar and of course, coal. The heat boils water and creates steam. The steam, under high pressure, spins a turbine. The turbine interacts with a series of magnets to produce electricity, which is transmitted as moving electrons through a series of wires to homes and businesses.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pittsburgh, PA – Heyl & Patterson Inc., a specialist engineering company headquartered in Pittsburgh, is part of a team to be awarded with Power Engineering magazine’s 2010 Coal-Fired Project of the Year. The project, “DryFining,” created a new technology for coal-firing power plants that improves fuel quality, decreases volatile gas emissions, and reduces a plant’s operating expenses and maintenance costs.
Power-Gen International 2010 is in the books. Heyl & Patterson has exhibited at this conference since about 1998, and likely will for years to come.
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