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China' Coal Resources Tested by Peak Demands. Coal Saving Measures Needed.
China’s insatiable appetite for energy concerns experts who believe demand for coal will outstrip domestic production capacity.
Demand for coal has risen by about 10 percent per year for the last decade and experts are concerned that the future demand will definitely outstrip supplies.
China will need raise its domestic production while increasing imports just to have enough coal to meet it's own country's needs.
It has been suggested that China should reach an ultimate limit on production at around 3.6 billion tons per year beginning in 2011.
China will produce 3.4 billion tons of coal in 2010 and will import about 150 million tons as well.
Domestic Chinese supplies are estimated at more than one hundred billion tons, estimated to last 30 years at a consumption of 3.6 billion tonnes per year.
Future economic growth occurring in China increases demand for coal higher and higher. China will be forced to import more and more foreign coal. The rising demand has countries like USA, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, Colombia and South Africa exporting coal to China.
China is expected to face increasing competition for imported coal from India and other developing nations in Asia.
Experts are predicting a rapid rise in coal prices.
How Can China save on Coal use?
Asia Coal Catalyst Company offers China CC-88 Coal Combustion Catalyst to Save on coal usage in India, China and across Asia.
CC-88 is a tried and proven Fireside Chemical Treatment (FCT) developed in the USA and now being used in China’s Sichuan and Shandong Provinces.
CC-88 is applicable to all types of Coal combustion systems needing to improve energy efficiency. Many of China's aging industrial boiler systems are inhibited by slagging and fouling. As hard carbon deposits on the inside of a boiler the slag inhibits heat transfer, which reduces fuel efficiency.
CC-88 works to soften existing hard carbon deposits and help prevent new slag formation. Ass CC-88 Combustion Catalyst works its way through the boiler system it will help combust wasted carbon fuel that is collecting in the cold end of the boiler. As the cold end soot deposits, soot blowers and other slag removal devices removed remaining soot more thoroughly and efficiently, this also lowers the load on pollution control devices (electrostatic precipitators)
ACCC sees the use of catalysts as an interim phase of reducing emissions and improving combustion efficiency prior to installing expensive devices that reduce emissions to very low levels and modern techniques for improving combustion efficiency thru the installation of high efficient burners and other technologies in coal preparation. These techniques for reducing emissions to very low levels are much more expensive than going the catalyst route. In the time from today to the mandating of strict emission levels, the catalyst can in most cases provide a reasonable reduction of emissions thru lowering the level of coal feed rates and causing reactions within the combustion zone that further reduces certain emissions such as NOx. Overall, the use of CC-88 will reduce CO2, SO3, SO2, NOx, and possibly mercury and other heavy metals. These are tremendous environments benefits that can be realized immediately.
There are thousands of small and medium boilers that operate in the industrial markets as well as power and steam producing markets that have little of no pollution control and as you all know are inefficient in combusting all of the carbon contained in the coal, some as low as 65% efficient. There are also many relatively new boilers that are being de-commissioned do to low combustion efficiency and pollution. ACCC recommends that these boilers be re-commissioned with the use of CC-88 in order to save the capital investment originally made in these systems and to save future capital investments in new systems to off-set the shut downs.
The use of catalysts is generally a financial savings to the user. By combusting more of the carbon contained in the fossil fuels, less coal needs to be consumed to produce the same amount of steam as produced when not using the catalyst. With less coal needed to be burned, there is the cost savings of the fuel. In most cases this cost savings is much more than enough to off-set the cost of the catalyst, hence a net savings of 2-12% on coal costs.
In addition to the savings in coal cost, the use of CC-88 will lower maintenance costs thru removal of any slagging and the associated down time to maintain a clean operating boiler, reduced corrosion do to sulfuric acid attack on the internals of the system, providing a longer operating life to the equipment.
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Asia Coal Catalyst Company (ACCC), provides combustion catalysts and additives for use with coal, heavy oils and diesel fuels. These products offer an inexpensive and easy-to-use way to effect more rapid and complete burning of fuels. This results in less pollution, improved combustion efficiency (more heat per unit of fuel) and lower equipment maintenance costs. In lieu of improved combustion efficiency, the end user may choose additional steam production to increase his product production.