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Main Title Feasibility of Burning Coal in Catalytic Combustors.
Author Goldberg, P. M. ; Chu, E. K. ; Kelly, J. T. ;
CORP Author Acurex Corp., Mountain View, CA. Energy and Environmental Div.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-68-02-2611; EPA-600/7-81-150 ; IERL-RTP-1248
Stock Number PB82-102328
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Catalysis ; Coal ; Feasibility ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Pulverized fuels ; Performance evaluation ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-102328 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 93p
The report gives results of a study, showing that pulverized coal can be burned in a catalytic combustor. Pulverized coal combustion in catalytic beds is markedly different from gaseous fuel combustion. Gas combustion gives uniform bed temperatures and reaction rates over the entire bed length; however, depending on flow conditions and bed geometry, little combustion may occur downstream of the bed. For the bed configurations, fuel supplies, and test conditions studied, pulverized coal combustion results in significant temperature and reaction gradients over the bed length and substantial combustion downstream of the bed. Thus, for pulverized coal combustion, the bed acts mainly as a combustion initiator and stabilizer. A significant portion of the combustion process, primarily that associated with char burnout, occurs downstream of the bed.