My Summer Internship 2006

June 12, 2006

My Project

Filed under: Intern — Gagan @ 2:20 pm

From the perspective of energy security and environmental sustainability, highly effective uses for fossil fuel in energy industries are demanded. Gasification is one such way which will help in using coal more efficiently and cleanly.

In India a lot of work has been done in the field of biomass gasification but coal gasification has not gained much momentum. This situation is completely reverse of scenario in Western countries where big coal gasification plants are running successfully. These big power plants producing 100s of MW of electricity are based on IGCC. IGCC stands for Intergrated Gasification Combined Cycle.

There are again different methods of Coal Gasification like Lurgi’s, DESTEC, BGC etc but none of them can be used directly in India as our coal quality is low with high ash contents (upto 45%) whereas all these design are developed keeping in mind low ash content coal found in Western countries. So there is need for R&D to develop a coal gasification method best fit for Indian context.

Thermax Babcock & Wilcox , which is market leader in Boiler and Heater division are interested in entering this untapped market. But before entering they want to find out the effectiveness of Coal Gasifiers viz a viz Indian market and coal conditions.

My project is on “Coal Gasification” keeping in mind the Indian coal scenario. The field of gasification is one without any standard methods. There are lot of gasification techniques working at some places and failing at others. So the main part of project will be literature survey to make some base from where the next phase of project, selecting method most likely to suit (after modifications) to Indian conditions. After this I will get hands on training to various work tools like Pro/E , CFX etc which will be used subsequently. I will also be learning the basic approach for thermal designing of boiler.


1 Comment »

  1. Hi could you send me Indian Coal Specifications to my email id…

    Comment by arifff — December 13, 2006 @ 6:30 pm

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