Energy Consulting Firm

Technocrats, Inc.

5500 Five Knolls Drive
Charlotte, NC 28226 USA
ph: 704.236.8284
fax: 704.544.2564

info@technocrats-inc.com

Publications

  1. “Repowering Is A Cost Effective Option For Retired Coal Fired Capacity”, presented to the International Joint Power Generation Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2001.
  2. “Magalopolis Power Station 300 MW Bottom Ash Upgrade to Improve Heat Rate”, presented to PowerGEN 99, New Orleans, LA, December 1999.
  3. “Cut Fuel Costs Lower Your Emissions”, presented at Stoker Efficiency Network and FETC Seminar entitled, “Stoker Boilers 99 Workshop”, Greenville, NC, September 1999.
  4. “An Alternative Circulating Fluid Bed Bottom Ash Removal System”, presented at CIBO’s Fluid Bed VIII Conference, Palm Springs, CA, November 1998, and at the American Power Conference, Chicago, IL, April 1999 and at the DOE’s Fluid Bed Symposium, Savannah, GA, May 1999.
  5. “Dry Bottom Ash Removal-Ash Cooling vs Boiler Efficiency Effects”, presented at ASME’s IJPGC — Baltimore, MD, August 1998.
  6. “Coal Fired Power Boiler System for Bottom Ash Removal Without Water”, presented at ASME’s IJPGC- Houston, TX, October, 1996 and at TAPPI Chicago, IL, September 1996.
  7. “Chemical Recovery Steam Generator Back End Design”, presented at Canadian Pulp & Paper Association Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 1994.
  8. “Increasing the Load Carrying Capacity of a Kraft Recovery Steam Generator”, co authored with G. Kychakoff, presented to the International Chemical Recovery Conference, Seattle, WA, June 1992.
  9. “Recovery Boiler Sootblowers”, presented to the TAPPI Kraft Operations Seminar, Orlando, FL, January 1992.
  10. “Reburning as a NOx Control Technique”, presented to CIBO NOx Control 3 Conference, Houston, TX, February 1990.
  11. “Importance of Fuel Nitrogen”, presented to CIBO NOx Control 3 Conference, Houston, TX, February 1990.
  12. “Limestone Injection Multi-Stage Burning Update”, presented to CIBO NOx Control 3 Conference, Houston, TX, February 1990.
  13. “Recovery Boiler Upgrades”, presented to the TAPPI Kraft Recovery Operations Seminar, Orlando, FL, January 1990.
  14. “Upgrading a 1929 Riveted Drum Power Boiler Champion Hamilton Life Extension Project”, co-authored with R. C. Claypool, presented to TAPPI Engineering Conference, Atlanta, GA, September 1989.
  15. “Technical and Economic Evaluation of Various SO2 Removal Options for Power Boilers,”panel moderator, at TAPPI Engineering Conference and Trade Fair, Atlanta, GA, September 1989.??
  16. “Northern States Power Red Wing & Wilmont; Conversion to RDF Fuels”, presented to CIBO Life Extension Seminar, Washington, DC, July 1989.
  17. “The St. Francisville Recovery Low Odor Conversion and Capacity Upgrade”, presented to International Chemical Recovery Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, April 1989.
  18. “NOx Control Techniques”, presented to Council of Industrial Boiler Owners, CA, February 1989.
  19. “Recovery Boiler Design Considerations”, presented to the TAPPI Kraft Recovery Operations Seminar, Orlando, FL, January 1989.
  20. “Upgrading a 1956 Vintage Recovery Steam Generator - II” , presented to TAPPI Engineering Conference, Chicago, IL, September 1988.
  21. “Selected Case Histories of Trash to Energy Retrofits”, presented to Rocky Mountain Electrical League, Colorado Springs, CO, May 1988.
  22. “Retrofit of Existing Boilers to Atmospheric Fluid Beds” presented to the University of Kentucky Twenty-Seventh Annual Industrial Coal Conference, Lexington, KY, April 1988.
  23. “Initial Operating Results of Coal-Fired Steam Generators Converted to 100% Refuse-Derived Fuel”, presented to American Power Conference, Chicago, IL, April 1988.
  24. “Retired Power Plant Reused In New Generating Facility”, Power Magazine, March 1988.
  25. “Fouling and Slugging in Commercial Equipment Due to High Sodium Coals”, presented to Engineering Foundation Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, February 1988.
  26. “Upgrading a 1956 Vintage Recovery Steam Generator-II, presented to the Canadian Pulp & Paper Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, January 1988.
  27. “Process Recovery Boiler Design Considerations III”, presented to the TAPPI Kraft Recovery Operations Seminar, Orlando, FL, January 1988.
  28. “Design Considerations and Initial Operational Results of a Coal Fired Steam Generator converted to 100% RDF Fuel”, presented to the American Flame Research Committee, Symposium on Hazardous Waste, Palm Springs,CA , November 1987.
  29. “Relocating, Reconfiguring and Repowering a 125MW Industrial Power Plant”, presented to the ASME Industrial Power Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 1987.
  30. “Initial Operational Results of a Coal Fired Steam Generator Converted to 100% RDF Fuel”, presented to the ASME Joint Power Generation Conference, Miami, FL, October 1987.
  31. “Upgrading the Combustion System of a 1956 Vintage Recovery Steam Generator”, presented to the TAPPI Engineering Conference, New Orleans, LA, September 1987.
  32. “Conversion of a Recovery Boiler to Bark Burning”, presented to the TAPPI Engineering Conference, New Orleans, LA, September 1987.
  33. “Relocating, Repowering and Reconfiguring a 125MW Utility Power Plant” presented to the American Power Conference, Chicago, IL, April 1987.
  34. “Conversion of a Stoker Coal-Fueled Boiler to One Fueled by Refuse Derived Fuel”, Power Magazine, April 1987.
  35. “Process Recovery Boiler Design Considerations Update”, presented to TAPPI Kraft Recovery Operations Seminar, Orlando, FL, January 1987.
  36. “Reducing SO2 Emissions from Coal-Firing Utility Furnaces,” presented to the American Institute of Mining Engineers, March 2-6, 1986, and to the University of Kentucky Twenty-fifth Annual Industrial Coal Conference, April 23-24, 1986.
  37. “Process Recovery Boiler Design Considerations,” presented to the TAPPI Kraft Recovery Operations Seminar, Orlando, FL, February 10-14, 1986.
  38. “Driving Forces”, presented to Fluid Bed Conference, sponsored by Power Magazine, Council of Industrial Boiler Owners, Washington, DC, December 1985.
  39. “Hazardous Wastes Incineration”, presented to Council of Industrial Boiler Owners, Annual Meeting, Woodstock, VT, October 1985.
  40. “Coal- Water Fuel Burner Development,” presented to TAPPI Engineering Conference, Atlanta, GA, September 1985.
  41. “Coal Mixtures Burner Development,” presented to the 4th Annual Coal Liquids Mixtures Workshop, Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, October 1984.
  42. “Options for Reducing NOx and SOx Emissions During Combustion”, presented to the First International Conference on Acid Rain, Washington, DC, March, 1984.
  43. “Fossil Steam Generator NOx Control Update”, presented to EPRI/EPA Joint Symposium on Stationary Combustion NOx Control, Dallas, TX, November 1-3, 1982.
  44. “Commercialization of Coal-Water Slurries-Il”, presented to the Coal Technology Europe ‘82 Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, and to the International Symposium on Conversion to Solid Fuels - American Flame Research Committee, Newport Beach, CA, October 26-28,1982.
  45. “Studies Concerning the Application of Coal Water Fuels to a Boiler Designed for Oil”, presented to the Fourth Industrial Coal Utilization Symposium, Cincinnati, OH, April 1982.
  46. “Commercialization of Coal-Water Slurries”, presented to the 9th Energy Technology Conference, Washington, DC, February 1982.
  47. “Plasma Arc Ignitor”, presented to the Winter Annual Meeting of the ASME, NY, November 1981.
  48. “Experiences with Coal-Water Mixtures”, presented to Nova Scotia Technical University Symposium, Halifax, Nova Scotia,Canada, June 1-4, 1981.
  49. “Fossil Steam Generator NOx Control Update”, presented to EPRI/EPA Joint Symposium on Stationary Combustion NOx Control, Denver, CO, October 6-9, 1980.
  50. “Experience with High-Sodium Subbituminous Coals”, presented to the Winter Annual Meeting of the ASME, Chicago, IL, November 16-21, 1980.
  51. “Characterization and Combustion of SRC II Fuel Oil”, presented to the Winter Annual Meeting of the ASME, December 2-7, 1979.
  52. “Experience with High-Sodium Lignites”, presented to the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, August 28, 1979.
  53. “NOx Emissions Controlled by Design in Pulverized Coal Burner - Boiler”, published in Power Engineering Magazine, August 1979.
  54. “Boiler Design Considerations”, presented to Coal Combustion Technology and Emission Control Conference, Pasadena, CA, February 5-7, 1979.
  55. “Pulverized Coal Firing NOx Control”, presented to Second EPRI NOx Control Technology Seminar, Denver, CO, November 8-9, 1978.
  56. “NOx Emissions Control in Pulverized Coal-Fired Steam Generators”, presented to the American Power Conference, Chicago, IL, April 24-26, 1978.
  57. “The Dual Register Pulverized Coal Burner”, presented to Electric Research Institute NOx Control Technology Seminar, San Francisco, CA, February 5 & 6,1976.