February 18 - 21, 1997
Radisson Santa Barbara
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, California 93103
Electric Power Research Institute
(Tel: 1-415-855-2895; Fax: 1-415-855-2287)
(Tel: 1-317-838-1505; Fax: 1-317-838-1496)
Praxis Engineers, Inc.
(Tel: 1-408-945-4282; Fax: 1-408-263-2821)
Since the first conference in 1984, a number of significant changes have occurred in the utility business, primarily the emergence of competition in the industry. Throughout its history, this conference has been marked by the thoughtful and intense discussion it has promoted on topical subjects. The sessions are designed to promote an exchange of views between all attendees and ample time is allowed for questions on all presentations.
3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Registration 7:00 p.m. Dinner 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Opening Reception
7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. SESSION I: ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS OF COAL UTILIZATION Chair: Andrew Hickinbotham, TransAlta Utilities Corporation Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1. An Investigation into the Feasibility of Stack Emission Technologies D. Sam, TransAlta Utilities Corporation 2. Coal Mineralogy and its Relationship to Stack Opacity at the Wabamun Station, Alberta, Canada B. Lyons, B.A. Lyons Associates 3. Speciation of Elements in Coal from XAFS Spectroscopy F. Huggins, University of Kentucky 10:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break 4. Comparison of Mercury Speciation Results Obtained by US EPA Method 29 and the OHT Sampling Method at a Sub-bituminous Coal Fired Power Plant K. Curtis, Ontario Hydro 5. Variations in Elemental Abundance and Distribution in Feed Coal and Solid Combustion Products from Two Coal-Fired Power Plants G. Breit, U.S. Geological Survey 6. Deposition and Impact of Elements Emitted from Four Power Plants in the Wabamun Lake Area, Alberta, Canada F. Goodarzi, Geological Survey of Canada 12:30 p.m. Lunch 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Ad hoc discussions/Free time 5:00 p.m.- 6.00 p.m. Social Hour (cash bar) 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:15 p.m.- 10:15 p.m. SESSION II: COFIRING OPPORTUNITY FUELS WITH COAL Chair: Dr. Evan Hughes, EPRI 1. Co-firing Biomass and Coal: Beyond the Savannah Electric and Power Project Lawrence E. Staab and Claude Galipeault, Fiber Fuel International 2. Cofiring of Coal and Waste: Worldwide Potential and Case Studies in Europe M. Ramezan, Burns Roe; S. Harding, REI; J. Ekmann, S. Smouse and J. Winslow, PETC 3. Cofiring Wood Waste with Coal at the Seward Generating Station Joseph J. Battista, GPU Grace 4. Guidelines for Cofiring Biomass Fuels with Coal: Fuel Preparation, NOx Control and Prevention of Alkali Deposition David A. Tillman, Foster Wheeler Environmental 5. Pollutant Formation, Ash Deposition, and Fly Ash Properties When Cofiring Biomass and Coal Larry Baxter, Allen Robinson and Helle Junker, Sandia National Laboratory 10:15 pm Social Hour
7:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. SESSION III: ECONOMIC/ENVIRONMENTAL ROLE OF WESTERN COALS Chair: Stella Thompson, Central Illinois Lighting 1. Significance of Laboratory Tests in Utilizing Western Fuels Rod Hatt, Commercial Testing Engineering 2. Western Coal - Up Front and Personal Bob Hayes, Illinois Power (retired) 3. Western Coal - Will the Growth Continue? Craig Vogel, Cypress-Amax Coal Company 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break 4. Strategies for Reducing Power Costs Using Western Coals Christopher Zygarlicke, University of North Dakota, EERC 5. Possible Paper on Switching from Lignite to PRB Coal Dave Johnson, Otter Tail Power Company 6. Utilizing Western Coal in a Plant Designed for Eastern Fuel Dick Kempa, American Electric Power 12:00 noon Lunch 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Ad hoc discussions/Free time 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Social Hour (cash bar) 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:15 p.m.- 9:45 p.m. SESSION IV: COAL COMBUSTION BYPRODUCT UTILIZATION Chair: Bruce Utz, U.S. DOE 1. Production and Use of Coal Combustion Byproducts Samuel Tyson, American Coal Ash Association 2. Characterization of Coal Combustion Byproducts Mumtaz Usmen, Wayne State University 3. Sampling and Testing Guidelines for Coal Combustion Byproducts Gregory Keenan, American Electric Power 4. Coal Flyashes as Cement Manufacturing Raw Products Phil Zacarias, Lafarge Corporation 5. Triboelectrostatic Ash Beneficiation: Development of a Continuous Processing System John Schaefer , Center for Applied Energy Research 9:45 p.m. Social Hour
7:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. SESSION V: INSTRUMENTATION, CONTROL AND MODELING Chair: Rob Frank, EPRI I C Center 1. A New Approach for Nuclear On-Line Coal Analysis George Vouvopoulas, Western Kentucky University 2. On-Line Pulverizer Coal Flowe Measurement Duane Bozarth, CSI Joe Weiss, EPRI 3. Results from the TVA Kingston Unit 9 Controls Retrofit Dennis Linkins, TVA 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break 4. Condition Monitoring Workstation Jerry Fourroux, TVA 5. Possible Comparison of Batch Pulverized Coal Flow Measurements SMGI-10, Rotoprobe, ASME Ed Levy, Lehigh University and GPU Wrap-Up Discussion 12:00 noon Lunch and Adjournment
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