Performance Evaluation of Co-Firing MSW with Coal in a 600 MW Coal-Fired Power Plant
Nisha Majhi, Prof Prashant Sharma, Prof. Varun Brijpuria
Municipal Solid Waste, Coal Fired Power Plant, Calorific Value, Plant Efficiency, Power Generation
In this work, it has been shown that the involvement of composite fuels in thermal power engineering will enable to recycle both industrial and municipal combustible wastes while saving fossil fuels. This study investigated performance of 600 MW coal fired power plant along with boiler efficiency, net plant efficiency for co-firing using the example of several fuel compositions with wood, food waste, plastic, and cardboard, each added separately along with coal currently using in power plant through process simulation based on an existing 600 MWe coal fired power plant using an educational process simulator. A model validation has been carried out for the validity of the results. Different blend of coal (90%) and each selected wastes (10%) based on thermal share are investigate for power generation of each blended fuel with a more rigorous simulation.