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AES Kilroot, UK

CFD modeling of a large coal utility plant in Northern Ireland, UK

Working very closely with our European partner, RJM International, our combined challenge was to apply our in-depth knowledge of emission technology solutions and apply it to reduce NOx emissions from a 280MWe coal-fired plant by at least 30% - with no increase (and preferably a decrease) in unburned carbon.

Utilizing advanced CFD modeling, and working closely with the client, SAS was able to determine the precise furnace modifications that would be required to achieve the required reduction in NOx – without increasing unburned carbon. At start-up: a 35% decrease was achieved, along with a net decrease in unburned carbon – resulting in increased boiler efficiency.