Selection of coal for small district-heating stations in Poland as a method of avoiding investments in flue-gas desulphurization

Citation
U. Lorenz et Z. Grudzinski, Selection of coal for small district-heating stations in Poland as a method of avoiding investments in flue-gas desulphurization, APPL ENERG, 65(1-4), 2000, pp. 403-408
Citations number
4
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Environmental Engineering & Energy
Journal title
APPLIED ENERGY
ISSN journal
0306-2619 → ACNP
Volume
65
Issue
1-4
Year of publication
2000
Pages
403 - 408
Database
ISI
SICI code
0306-2619(200001/04)65:1-4<403:SOCFSD>2.0.ZU;2-W
Abstract
Poland is one of the biggest producers of hard coal in the world and uses i ts domestic coal for electricity and heat generation: 42 million tons for e lectricity and heat production in power industry, and about 8-10 million to ns used by small district-heating stations annually. Changes in demand for coal, destined for heat generation, result from the changes in the forecast structure of energy carriers to be used by local heating stations and the new emission standards coming, this year, into effect in Poland. To meet th e regulations, the heat generators have to keep to environmental requiremen ts. The cheapest solution is to burn the compliance coal. The comparison of the forecasts for coal demand and supply and the possibility of adjusting quantitative and qualitative requirements of the smaller coal consumers poi nts out that it would be possible, when the market rules, to heal the situa tion between coal producers and coal consumers in Poland, (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.