This conference will highlight solutions to the significant fuel-quality challenges facing power producers utilizing current power technologies such as fluidized bed, sub-critical boilers, incineration as well as newer technologies such as IGCC, PFBC, super- and ultra super-critical boilers, oxy-fuel systems, etc.

These challenges include fuel preparation and blending, slagging, fouling, corrosion, sooting, ash disposal, catalyst poisoning, availability and capacity increases, and improved sensors and controls.

The conference emphasizes end results and the application of fundamental information to minimize fuel quality impacts in power production.

Sessions for the conference will include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Coal, biomass and, waste-derived fuels
    • Fuel flexibility and co-conversion
    • Fuel characterization, preparation, and upgrading
    • Ash related operational and emission problems
    • Slagging
    • Deposit build-up, consolidation, and shedding
    • Ash characterization and valorization
    • Fly ash and aerosol formation
    • Corrosion at high temperatures
    • Diagnostics, process monitoring, sensors, and controls