Biswas, Subhasis and Choudhury, Nandita and Mukherjee, Ashis and Sahu, Santi Gopal and Boral, Prabal and Choudhury, Ashim (2006) Studies on the combustion behaviour of blends of Indian coals by TGA and Drop Tube Furnace. Fuel Processing Technology, 87 (3). pp. 191-199. ISSN 0378-3820

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Combustion behaviour of blends of two Indian coals of same rank with wide variation in mineral matter content were studied using Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) and Drop Tube Furnace (DTF). The characteristic TGA parameters determined from the burning profiles showed both additive and non-additive behaviour. The burnout temperature and peak temperature showed a linearly decreasing trend with the increasing proportion of the high ash coal. Deviation from the linear trend was observed in the case of the reactivity parameter. The high ash coal showed better TGA reactivity than the low ash coal. The higher TGA reactivity could arise from the combined effect of mineral matter and the nature and distribution of the macerals, particularly those of the inertinite group. The burnout in DTF showed a nonlinear effect. The burnout behaviour of the coals and their blend observed in DTF was not similar to that reflected in TGA. Coal blends with less than 50% of high ash coal showed better burnout than the individual coals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: TGA; Combustion profiles; DTF; Macerals; Microlithotypes; Char morphology
Subjects: Power Coal
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 10:27
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2012 10:27

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