Fuel Processing Technology, Vol.77-78, 111-117, 2002
Modification of combustion behaviour and NO emissions by coal blending
Combustion profiles determined by TGA and experiments in a laminar entrained flow reactor (EFR) were used in this work to assess the relative combustion reactivities of different rank coals and their binary coal blends. The combustion behaviour of coal blends in TGA was greatly influenced by coal rank and the proportion of each component in the blend, Higher volatile coals exerted more influence in the low-temperature region and less reactive coals in the char combustion zone. The results in the EFR indicated that coal blends burnout and NO emissions show additivity in the case of similar nature coals. When one of the components was a high-rank coal, the burnout of the blend exhibited, in some cases. positive synergistic effects. while a clear deviation from linearity was found in NO emissions. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V All rights reserved.