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Main Title Influence of Fuel Composition on Nitric Oxide Formation in Mass-burning Stokers.
Author Starley, G. P. ; Overmoe, B. J. ; Pershing, D. W. ; Martin, G. B. ;
CORP Author Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Dept. of Chemical Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-R-805899 ;EPA-R-809267; EPA/600/J-86/272;
Stock Number PB87-167698
Additional Subjects Coal ; Nitrogen oxide ; Exhaust emissions ; Air pollution ; Stokers ; Fuels ; Nitrogen ; Volatility ; Firing ; Composition(Property) ; Beds(Process engineering) ; Stoichiometry ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-167698 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7p
The article gives results of testing seven coals of varying rank in an experimental mass-burning simulation to assess general nitric oxide (NO) emission characteristics. The fuels were compared to ascertain a relationship between NO emissions, fuel nitrogen content, nitrogen volatility, and firing conditions. Considerable variability in exhaust NO emissions was observed between coal types, even for coals of common rank fired under similar thermal and stoichiometric conditions. Fuel nitrogen conversion to NO was not singularly dependent on inherent nitrogen content or volatility. A correlation was developed to estimate NO emissions based on both coal nitrogen content and char nitrogen fraction for combustion conditions typical of mass-burning stokers. (Copyright (c) 1986 Butterworth & Co. (Publishers) Ltd.)