S. Caillat, École des Mines de Douai, France
E. Vakkilainen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
For a long time biomass was combusted mostly on a small scale. Now the largest biomass boilers are over 500 MWth. This chapter tries to outline the main methods for large-scale biomass combustion. The main boiler types are the grate and bubbling-fluidised bed boilers although circulating-fluidised bed and pulverised firing do play a role. Particular emphasis has been placed on emissions, the effect of fuel quality and operating issues.
fluidised bed combustion
The definition ...