Biomass has low bulk density, high moisture, and low energy density. Converting it to pellets makes it more portable and easily usable. Pelletization has advantages for both wood producers and power plant operations.
Combustion of fossil fuels produces water, which is expelled as waste along with the flue gas. This article tells you how much water forms during combustion and how we can capture this water for utility purposes.
Surface cleaning by dry ice blasting is a very effective method with practically no clean-up required. Equally adaptable to sensitive and rugged surfaces, this is a non-toxic and environmentally friendly method. Read on to learn more about the process, its advantages and applications.
If you need a quick solution to your energy needs and you are in short of project financing, installing used power plant equipment may be the answer. Read on to find about what you should know when buying used power plant equipment.
All objects in the universe resonate at their natural frequency when excited. This can cause catastrophic failures in structures, machines, and components. How is this relevant in a power plant scenario? Read about these failures …
Post Weld Heat Treatment ( PWHT) reduces the residual stresses formed during welding. It also restores the macro structure of the steel. Mandatory in high pressure applications, constructors have to strictly follow PWHT requirements to avoid component failures. Why is it so important?
Gas engines are a more economical and environmentally friendly choice for low output power, generation using gaseous fuels. This article describes the functioning of gas engines and looks at how they score over gas turbines in the low output range.
RORO or Roll On Roll Off is a cargo-handling method for loading and unloading heavy equipment onto cargo barges and ships without using cranes. RORO has many advantages over the LOLO, or Lift On Lift Off, method.
Microgrids are smaller versions of the national electricity grid running independently. Here you can read about microgrids, why we need them, how they are cost effective, and their constituents. Microgrids too have their own problems, but the future looks very promising.
The applications of nanotechnology for energy are many. Nanotechnology batteries and nanotechnology solar are in advanced stages of development. Through using nanotechnology other physical phenomena are also used to produce and store energy.
The increasing resistance towards building large hydro power plants by environmentalists and ecologists is increasing the trend towards using micro and mini hydro power plants. The advantages of these power plants are discussed in this article. Read on…
For the investment analysis and fixing cost of energy for the different electricity generation scenarios the Levelized Cost of Energy method is used. Why do we require this method? How to calculate the Levelized Cost? Read more…
Electricity generation is only conversion of energy from different forms to Electricity which is the most convenient form of energy. How efficiently does this conversion take place? We take look at the conversion efficiencies of the common types of Electricity generation plants.
Coal has been in an imbroglio with environmentalists on one hand and the power generation industry on the other. In the midst are the proponents of Clean Coal. Can Coal be clean? Is it a myth or a reality?