PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

THE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS
OF COAL UTILIZATION VII

February 18 - 21, 1997

Radisson Santa Barbara
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, California 93103
1-805-963-0744
Fax: 1-805-962-0985

Conference Chair:
Arun Mehta
Electric Power Research Institute
(Tel: 1-415-855-2895; Fax: 1-415-855-2287)

Conference Co-chair:
Jerry Sullivan
CINergy Corporation
(Tel: 1-317-838-1505; Fax: 1-317-838-1496)

Conference Organizer:
Randy Sehgal
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.

Tuesday, February 18, 1997

3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.       Registration    
7:00 p.m.                 Dinner   
8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.      Opening Reception   

Wednesday, February 19, 1997

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   

Thursday, February 20, 1997

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   

Friday, February 21, 1997

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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