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Power Generation from Lignite

AUTHOR: Gordon R. Couch
DATE: December 1989

Minemouth power generation is the principal use of lignite. This report describes the application of lignite to pulverised fuel firing, cyclone, firing and fluidised bed combustion. Gasification of lignite is also discussed. Power plant design considerations such as storage, handling, milling, boiler design, ash deposition and emissions are considered. A chapter is devoted to fuel quality considerations. Experience of the combustion of lignite for power generation in Australia, the FRG, the GDR, Greece, Thailand and the USA is described.