The influence of alkaline catalysts on combustion of coal particles

Zeng Cheng, De Xun Li, Mohammad Reza Farahani, Shu Wen Wang, Muhammad Imran

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With increasingly stringent environmental limitations, it is essential to develop and study low-emission combustion techniques such as fluidized bed combustion. In this work, an experimental work was carried out to study the influence of minerals on combustion characteristics of Tabas coal in a one-stage fluidized bed. The results showed that the alkaline minerals have a significant influence on the combustion behavior of coal particles, especially at higher temperatures. It was also found that the residence time has a significant role in both the higher thermal energy and char conversion, due to a considerable increase in the rate of reactions especially at the beginning of the process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-552
Number of pages4
JournalEnergy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 4 2018


  • Alkaline catalysts
  • combustion
  • feeding rate
  • fluidized bed
  • residence time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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