Study on Co-combustion Characteristics of Superfine Coal with Conventional Size Coal in O2/CO2 Atmosphere


The pulverized coal combustion in O2/CO2 atmosphere is one of the promising new technologies which can reduce the emission of carbon dioxide and NOx. In this study, the combustion behaviors of different mixing ratio of Shenhua coal with 20 μm and 74 μm particle size in the O2/CO2 atmosphere and air atmosphere were studied by using a thermal-gravimetric analyzer. The combustion characteristics such as ignition and burnout behavior were investigated in the temperature from 20 to 850. The influence of mixing ratio on combustion characteristics was conduced. The results obtained showed that the ignition temperature of the two kinds of particle size in O2/CO2 atmosphere is higher than in the air, while the activation energy in O2/CO2 atmosphere is lower. With the increasing ratio of 20 μm superfine pulverized coals, the ignition temperature and the activation energy decreased, while the DTG peak value increased, the maximum burning rate position advanced. There were three trends for the ignition temperature curve with the increasing of superfine coal ratio: the ignition of the mixed coal decreased rapidly, then changed less, at last reduced quickly.

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Y. Zhang, M. Gu, B. Ma and H. Chu, "Study on Co-combustion Characteristics of Superfine Coal with Conventional Size Coal in O2/CO2 Atmosphere," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 4B, 2013, pp. 36-40. doi: 10.4236/epe.2013.54B007.

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