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Energies 2012, 5(12), 5171-5189;

Ash Deposition in Biomass Combustion or Co-Firing for Power/Heat Generation

Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5B9, Canada
Canmet Energy, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1M1, Canada
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Received: 6 October 2012 / Revised: 18 November 2012 / Accepted: 23 November 2012 / Published: 7 December 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wood to Energy)
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This paper presents a concise overview of ash deposition in combustion or co-firing of biomass (woody biomass, agricultural residues, peat, etc.) with other fuels for power/heat generation. In this article, the following five research aspects on biomass combustion ash deposition are reviewed and discussed: influence of biomass fuel characteristics, deposit-related challenges, ash deposition monitoring and analysis of ash deposits, mechanisms and chemistry of fly ash deposition, and key technologies for reducing ash deposition and corrosion in biomass-involved combustion. View Full-Text
Keywords: ash deposition; biomass; combustion; co-firing ash deposition; biomass; combustion; co-firing

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Shao, Y.; Wang, J.; Preto, F.; Zhu, J.; Xu, C. Ash Deposition in Biomass Combustion or Co-Firing for Power/Heat Generation. Energies 2012, 5, 5171-5189.

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