Investigation into the Ignition Behaviours of Pulverized Coals and Coal Blends in a Drop Tube Furnace using Flame Monitoring Techniques

Chi, Tianyang and Zhang, Hongjian and Yan, Yong and Zhou, Hongliang and Zheng, Hang (2010) Investigation into the Ignition Behaviours of Pulverized Coals and Coal Blends in a Drop Tube Furnace using Flame Monitoring Techniques. Fuel, 89 (3). pp. 743-751. ISSN 0016-2361. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2009.06.010

Abstract

This paper presents experimental investigations into the ignition behaviors of pulverized coals and coal blends in a drop tube furnace using a flame monitoring system. Seven different ranks of coals and coal blends of different mixing proportion were tested. Characteristic parameters including relative ignition temperature, maximum ignition points, oscillation frequency, fluctuation ratio and combustion dynamic energy were determined from the flame monitoring system. The ignition behaviours of the coals are established by combining the parameters. Results demonstrate that the parameters are suitable for distinguishing ignition behaviors from homogeneous, hetero-homogeneous to heterogeneous in the ignition section of a drop tube furnace. The ignition behaviors of a coal blend are found to have similar characteristics as the coal of higher volatile matter in the blend and depend on its proportion in the blend. The results from this study are used to predict the operation of a coal fired power plant in terms of fuel selection, fuel blending, and flame stability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Drop tube furnace, flame monitoring, ignition behavior
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA166 Instrumentation
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Instrumentation, Control and Embedded Systems
Depositing User: J. Harries
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 13:09
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2014 10:34
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23447 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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