Usage of Alternative Fuel in Boiler with Cost Analysis in a Paper Industry

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Volume-9 Number-5                          
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Sarath Paul , Dr. Manoj Kumar Panthalingal


Sarath Paul , Dr. Manoj Kumar Panthalingal. "Usage of Alternative Fuel in Boiler with Cost Analysis in a Paper Industry", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology(IJETT), V9(5),249-254 March 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group


It is found that overall cost reduction is the one of the important objective of every industry. In a paper industry, fuel and wood materials are the important raw materials. From this study it is found that coal is the main fuel used in paper industry. Mainly it is used for the production of steam in boilers which is an important requirement in every paper industry. It is found that during every financial year the amount spends on purchasing coal goes on increasing. Several studies say that cost of coal increases in the coming years and also there is a chance of fuel scarcity. Due to the scarcity of fuel, the steam generation is getting affected in boiler.In this paper industry, steam is generated in three fluidised bed combustion boilers. This paper likes to suggest the usage of some alternative fuels in place of coal. In Kerala, alternative fuels like cashew shell, coconut shell etc is easily available. All these fuels have got heat value. Even if these alternative fuels are used, coal cannot be completely avoided in the boiler. But to a certain extent, quantity of coal used can be reduced. This paper aims to study the usage of alternative fuels in power boilers and its work benefit out of this in a paper industry.This study is very important for Government sector paper industries for reducing the overall production cost.


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Boilers, paper industry in India, cost analysis, indigenous coal, imported coal, cashew shell, coconut shell