Keywords

coal, pyrolysis, combustion

Abstract

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

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1994

Publisher

The Combustion Institute

Language

English

College

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

Department

Chemical Engineering

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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