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Energies 2017, 10(2), 251; doi:10.3390/en10020251

The Efficiency Improvement by Combining HHO Gas, Coal and Oil in Boiler for Electricity Generation

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Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, 80778 Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Fotune Institute of Technology, 83158 Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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Department of Supply Chain Management, National Kaohsiung Marine University, 81157 Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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Institute of Photonics and Communications, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, 80778 Kaohsiung, Taiwan; jwwang@cc.kuas.edu.tw
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Received: 29 October 2016 / Revised: 9 February 2017 / Accepted: 10 February 2017 / Published: 20 February 2017
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Abstract

Electricity is an essential energy that can benefit our daily lives. There are many sources available for electricity generation, such as coal, natural gas and nuclear. Among these sources, coal has been widely used in thermal power plants that account for about 41% of the worldwide electricity supply. However, these thermal power plants are also found to be a big pollution source to our environment. There is a need to explore alternative electricity sources and improve the efficiency of electricity generation. This research focuses on improving the efficiency of electricity generation through the use of hydrogen and oxygen mixture (HHO) gas. In this research, experiments have been conducted to investigate the combined effects of HHO gas with other fuels, including coal and oil. The results show that the combinations of HHO with coal and oil can improve the efficiency of electricity generation while reducing the pollution to our environment. View Full-Text
Keywords: efficiency; pollution control; reducing fuel; performance improvement efficiency; pollution control; reducing fuel; performance improvement
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Wang, C.-N.; Chou, M.-T.; Hsu, H.-P.; Wang, J.-W.; Selvaraj, S. The Efficiency Improvement by Combining HHO Gas, Coal and Oil in Boiler for Electricity Generation. Energies 2017, 10, 251.

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