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Main Title Development of Criteria for Extension of Applicability of Low-Emission, High-Efficiency Coal Burners.
Author Nurick, W. ; Payne, R. ; Lee, J. ; Case, P. ; Chen, S. ;
CORP Author Energy and Environmental Research Corp., Santa Ana, CA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-68-02-2667; EPA-600/7-81-171C;
Stock Number PB82-197153
Additional Subjects Burners ; Air pollution ; Nitrogen oxides ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Performance evaluation ; Furnaces ; Design ; Assessments ; Sulfur oxides ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-197153 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 202p
The report describes the third year's efforts in a program to develop criteria for extending the applicability of low-emission, high-efficiency coal burners. For the small-scale fuel studies, 28 coals covering all ranks were tested under a wide variety of conditions to ascertain the impact of coal properties on the fate of fuel nitrogen (N). Significant accomplishments in this part of the program include: (1) bench-scale test results confirm the pilot-scale concept that decreasing the initial air/fuel ratio decreases fuel NOx formation; (2) detailed studies on optimizing a staged combustion system suggest that the stoichiometry producing minimum NOx emissions is a function of both fuel composition and primary-zone conditions; (3) distribution of the total fixed nitrogen (TFN) species--NO, NH3, and HCN--leaving the first stage is strongly dependent on coal composition; (4) distribution of the first-stage fuel N emissions has a significant impact on second-stage exhaust NO emissions (minimum second-stage NO emissions depend on competition between first-stage NO and increased gas - and solid-phase N species); and (5) during staged combustion, increasing the rate of heat extraction from the first stage (fuel-rich zone) decreases the decay of TFN species, but dramatically decreases TFN conversion in the second stage (first-stage extraction reduces exhaust NO emissions).