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Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers

Design, Operation and Maintenance


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Prabir Basu
    Pages 1-15
  3. Prabir Basu
    Pages 17-47
  4. Prabir Basu
    Pages 49-87
  5. Prabir Basu
    Pages 89-119
  6. Prabir Basu
    Pages 121-153
  7. Prabir Basu
    Pages 155-199
  8. Prabir Basu
    Pages 201-227
  9. Prabir Basu
    Pages 229-253
  10. Prabir Basu
    Pages 255-276
  11. Prabir Basu
    Pages 277-303
  12. Prabir Basu
    Pages 305-336
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 337-366

About this book


·         Explains operation and scientific fundamentals of circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers

·         Outlines practical issues in industrial use

·         Teaches how to optimize design for maximum reliability and efficiency 

·         Discusses operating and maintenance issues and how to troubleshoot them


This book provides practicing engineers and students with insight into the design and operation of circulating fluidized bed boilers through a combination of theoretical concepts and practical instruction. Numerous examples from actual operating plants illustrate key concepts in combustion, hydrodynamics, heat transfer, and materials. The relevance of feed-stock parameters to the operation of CFB boilers is examined, including impacts on the design of mechanical components, such as cyclones, air distributor grids, and solid recycle systems. This versatile resource explains how CFB boilers work, and how the basic principles of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics influence design, while providing advice on planning new projects, troubleshooting existing equipment, and appreciating the capabilities and limitations of the process. From hydrodynamics to construction and maintenance, the author covers all the essential information needed to understand, design, operate, and maintain a complete fluidized bed system. Understanding how to leverage this technology is a must for clean coal operations as well as for biomass power generation.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Greenfield Research Incorporated and Dalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

About the authors

Dr. Basu is an internationally recognized educator and specialist in Energy and Environment, with a 30-year long professional career in energy, the environment and power generation. His main interests lie in Biomass utilization and clean coal technology, particularly biomass torrefaction, gasification, Boiler Design, Fluidized Bed Combustion. Dr. Basu has been associated with the development of fluidized bed boilers in industry, government laboratories and universities since 1972. His research at TUNS and Dalhousie University on circulating fluidized bed has allowed him to consult for boiler and energy companies in Europe, Americas and Asia.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers
  • Book Subtitle Design, Operation and Maintenance
  • Authors Prabir Basu
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-06172-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-35245-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-06173-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 366
  • Number of Illustrations 111 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
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