A project is presented which demonstrates the role of geology in planning and siting a fluidized bed combustion facility. Whenever a project includes natural resource utilization, cooperation between geologists and design engineers will provide an input that could and should save costs, similar to the one stated in our initial premise. Regardless of whether cost reductions stem from a better knowledge of fuel and sorbent availabilities, or a better understanding of the local hydrology, susceptibility to mine-subsidence, or other geologic hazards, the geological survey has a vital role in planning. Input to planning could help the fluidized-bed developer and design-engineer solve some economic questions and stretch the financial resources at their disposal.
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West Virginia Geological Survey's role in siting fluidized bed combustion facilities
Publ by American Soc of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
New York, NY, United States
1989 International Conference on Fluidized Bed Combustion: FBC - Technology for Today