What's the Matter with Antimatter? Science and science-fiction often refer to terms such as antiparticles, positrons, antimatter spaceships, etc. All this matter-antimatter thing may be a little confusing to the non-expert. This article will make an attempt to clarify what is real and what is not.
Natural Frequency Resonance- Recipe for Failure. 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 ...
Japanese Nuclear Meltdown It is hard not to have come across about what happened in Japan on March 11th. The earthquake of magnitude 9.0 triggered another incident that may have been as disastrous as the damage caused by the earthquake- the Fukushima I nuclear accident- raising questions about the future nuclear energy.
Coal Pulverising in Boilers Pulverizing coal for a boiler is very important factor in overall cycle efficiency. There are many types of pulverizers available, but proper selection will ensure consistent boiler and cycle efficiency. This helps in reduction of carbon-dioxide emission per million units of electricity generated.
Guide To Buying Used Power Plant Equipment 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.
Water Recovery from Powerplant Flue Gas 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.
Chemical Recovery Boilers in Paper Plants – Part 2 This part of the article deals with the effect of various specific parameters of black liquor fired chemical recovery boilers. Black liquor is a unique fuel in boilers, and a brief account of its properties and effect on boiler operation along with feed water and air is discussed.
Considerations for Coal Blending in Power Stations Coal blending in power stations is mainly adopted to reduce the cost of generation and increase the availability of coal. The low-grade coals can be mixed with better grade coal without deterioration in thermal performance of the boiler, thus reducing the cost of generation.