coal, pyrolysis, combustion
The pyrolysis process has impacts throughout coal combustion. The roles of pyrolysis in various aspectsof the coal combustion process are described, including the devolatilization yield, nitrogen release, softening and swelling, soot formation, and char reactivity. These processes can be understood and quantitatively predicted using recently developed network pyrolysis models that describe the transformation of the coal's chemical structure. The models are described and examples of their predictive ability for important coal combustion phenomena are presented.
Original Publication Citation
Solomon, P. R. and T. H. Fletcher, "The Impact of Pyrolysis in Combustion," an invited review paper, Twenty-Fifth Symposium (International) on Combustion, 463-474 (1994). DOI: 10.1016/S0082-0784(06)80675-2
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Solomon, Peter R. and Fletcher, Thomas H., "The Impact of Coal Pyrolysis on Combustion" (1994). Faculty Publications. 6157.
The Combustion Institute
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
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