Improvement of environmental aspects of thermal power plant operation by advanced control concepts

Mikulandrić, Robert and Lončar, Dražen and Cvetinović, Dejan and Spiridon, Gabriel and Schneider, Daniel Rolph (2012) Improvement of environmental aspects of thermal power plant operation by advanced control concepts. = Improvement of environmental aspects of thermal power plant operation by advanced control concepts. Thermal Science, 16 (3). pp. 759-772. ISSN 0354-9836. Vrsta rada: ["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined]. Kvartili JCR: Q3 (2012). Točan broj autora: 5.

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Abstract

The necessity of the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, as formulated in the Kyoto Protocol, imposes the need for improving environmental aspects of existing thermal power plants operation. Improvements can be reached either by efficiency increment or by implementation of emission reduction measures. Investments in refurbishment of existing plant components or in plant upgrading by flue gas desulphurization, by primary and secondary measures of nitrogen oxides reduction, or by biomass co-firing, are usually accompanied by modernisation of thermal power plant instrumentation and control system including sensors, equipment diagnostics and advanced controls. Impact of advanced control solutions implementation depends on technical characteristics and status of existing instrumentation and control systems as well as on design characteristics and actual conditions of installed plant components. Evaluation of adequacy of implementation of advanced control concepts is especially important in Western Balkan region where thermal power plants portfolio is rather diversified in terms of size, type and commissioning year and where generally poor maintenance and lack of investments in power generation sector resulted in high greenhouse gases emissions and low efficiency of plants in operation. This paper is intended to present possibilities of implementation of advanced control concepts, and particularly those based on artificial intelligence, in selected thermal power plants in order to increase plant efficiency and to lower pollutants emissions and to comply with environmental quality standards prescribed in large combustion plant directive.

Item Type: Article (["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined])
Keywords (Croatian): Artificial intelligence; Coal combustion modelling and control; Emission mitigation; Information and communication technology based systems; West balkan energy efficiency
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE
Divisions: 500 Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment > 510 Power Engineering and Energy Management Chair
Indexed in Web of Science: Yes
Indexed in Current Contents: No
Quartiles: Q3 (2012)
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2015 08:40
Last Modified: 16 May 2017 11:08
URI: http://repozitorij.fsb.hr/id/eprint/3910

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