Evaluating Advanced Technologies for Acid Rain Complianceby H. Christopher Frey, Carnegie Mellon Univ, Pittsburgh, United States,
Edward S. Rubin, Carnegie Mellon Univ, Pittsburgh, United States,
Abstract: Technological innovation in emissions control of acid rain precursors has made possible increasingly stringent control requirements for coal-fired power plants. A key challenge for potential process adopters is evaluation of the uncertainties in performance and cost inherent in any new control technology. Uncertainties can be explicitly characterized using probablistic modeling techniques such as Monte Carlo simulation. A robust approach to evaluating advanced systems is illustrated via a case study based on the fluidized bed copper oxide process. In particular, the example indicates how uncertainty may be included in process evaluation, research planning, and comparisons with competing technology.
Subject Headings: Acid rain | Fluidized bed technology | Uncertainty principles | Power plants | Emissions | Copper (chemical) | Monte Carlo method | Case studies | Europe | Monaco | Monte Carlo
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