The Conference Desk opens at 8 a.m. where all of the conference materials will be distributed.
The Short Courses start at 9 a.m.
Work on the Exhibit Center starts at 3 p.m. in the Island Ballroom.
THE CLEARWATER CLEAN ENERGY CONFERENCE
|SUNDAY – June 3, 2018|
|Short Courses – Are open to all registered attendees.|
|9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Combustion 101
Alan Paschedag, Covanta, Inc., and J.J. Letcavits, American Electric Power
All you need to know about mixing fuel and air to create combustion. The various conditions that must be controlled such that combustion is both efficient and low in pollutants will be discussed. With this basic understanding of the combustion process, the process of burner tuning will be better understood. A basic approach to burner tuning will also be covered.
|11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Practical Optimization of the Coal Supply Chain
G.H. Luttrell, Virginia Tech; and P. J. Bethell, Marshall Miller and Associates
Coal processing, handling and storage facilities play an important role in determining the overall economic viability of the fuel supply chain for coal-fired power stations. Optimization of these important facilities has traditionally been performed using search-engines that require large amounts of information such as coal quality data, production statistics and site costing models.
While this generic approach is technically correct, many operations have been overwhelmed by the large amount of real-time data that is required to properly implement such an optimization strategy. In light of this problem, a new optimization methodology has been developed that assigns unit values to each particle passing through the coal supply chain based on market sales contracts. This presentation describes the working features of this alternative optimization protocol and provides case studies illustrating the large economic value of well-designed coal processing and handling systems on coal-based fuel supply systems.
|1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Combustion Fundamentals
Prof. Ashwani K, Gupta, University of Maryland
This Short Course will cover fundamental aspects of combustion, including fuels and their fundamental properties, stoichiometric balances, adiabatic flame temperature calculations, flame stability and pollutants formation and mitigation. No prior knowledge on the subject will be assumed so that this tutorial will be very fitting to students and users of combustion devices in industry.