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Mihai Cruceru
United States Department of Energy
Coal combustion productsHeat transferCoalWaste managementFly ash
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#1Mihai CruceruH-Index: 4
Last. Bogdan DiaconuH-Index: 10
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Ash dump sites – landfills – contain an aqueous mixture of bottom ash and fly ash accumulated over time in artificial pond-like structures. The content of the ash landfills has complex and non-homogenous properties, which limit drastically the applicability of complete recycling procedures aiming to landfill reclamation. A process and technology is proposed to separate various components of the mixture depending on desired recyclability characteristic. A special characteristic of the BA componen...
Abstract Recycling ash from coal combustion deposited in dump sites and waste drilling fluid (WDF) from oil extraction industry for the purpose of partial replacement of clay in construction materials was investigated. Compressive strength, density and pore density were determined experimentally following standard procedures for test specimens manufactured from mixtures of the two waste materials and clay in varying proportions. A neural network model was developed and cross-validated based on e...
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#1Bruno ValentimH-Index: 15
#2Barbara BiałeckaH-Index: 6
Last. Ana Claúdia SantosH-Index: 1
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During a study aiming to recover strategic elements and minerals from coal fly ash and bottom ash (RAREASH and CHARPHITE projects funded, respectively, by the 2nd ERA-MIN and 3rd ERA-MIN Programs of the European Union Commission), it was found that in coal fly ash and bottom ash from Romania and Poland, several morphotypes did not fit into the general fly ash classifications, unless grouped together as “undifferentiated inorganics”. However, the combination of reflected light optical microscopy ...
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The paper presents synthetically the results of an extensive experimental study on the extent to which bottom ash resulting from coal-fired power plants has the potential to be recycled and used in the building materials industry. Unlike fly ash collected mainly from the electrostatic precipitators, the bottom ash and slag consists of large articles and incorporates unburned organic matter resulted from incomplete oxidation of combustible compounds of the coal or even unburned coal. The presence...
#2Traian AbagiuH-Index: 1
Last. Georgeta PredeanuH-Index: 5
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Development of technologies for the recovery of ash waste resulting from burning of coal without the generation of other wastes.
#2Traian AbagiuH-Index: 1
Last. Georgeta PredeanuH-Index: 5
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Development of technologies for the recovery of ash waste resulting from burning of coal without the generation of other wastes.
#2Traian AbagiuH-Index: 1
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Studying the possibilities of capitalizing the ash residue resulting from the separation of the unburned coal, the main idea is not to elaborate, as a whole, a recovery technology that generates another unused waste.
#1Adina Teodora Gheorghian (Politehnica University of Bucharest)H-Index: 3
#2Alexandru Dobrovicescu (Politehnica University of Bucharest)H-Index: 7
Last. Bogdan DiaconuH-Index: 10
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Abstract A performance assessment method for compact heat transfer surfaces is proposed, consisting of sizing a cross flow heat exchanger for given fluids, temperature and flow rate values. The resulting configuration is then used in a rating routine where only the heat transfer surface type on one exchanger side is modified while maintaining all design parameters constant. Heat exchanger core dimensions resulting from the sizing routine and the reference type on one side of the heat exchanger a...
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#1Mihai CruceruH-Index: 4
#2Bogdan DiaconuH-Index: 10
The article presents the possibilities to use the biomass as a supplemental fuel in Romanian large power plants. Co-firing is the process of replacing part of the fossil fuel supplied to a power station or boiler with a 'carbon lean', renewable alternative. Usually it is used to refer to the use of solid biomass within coal fired powers stations, however co-firing of vegetable (mainly palm) oils to substitute heavy fuel oil (HFO) is also undertaken, and co-firing of other potential biofuels such...
#1Bogdan DiaconuH-Index: 10
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Indoor thermal comfort is a key issue in building design. The most important component of the thermal comfort is considered the indoor air temperature. However, radiative exchange between human body and the surfaces of the enclosure can influence to a significant extent the thermal comfort conditions. This is especially important in the case of indoor spaces with large glazed areas, such as modern office buildings. In such cases, it is essential to understand the heat transfer mechanisms and the...
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