Combustion characteristics of fine-ground coal. Project 61052 quarterly technical report, June 1-August 31, 1981

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This program consists of a research study to investigate the effect of coal particle size on the flame characteristics of pulverized coal. The purpose is to determine if fine grinding will allow replacement of oil by coal in some industrial applications. The Plant Engineering Development Department of General Motors Corporation (GM) and the Research and Development Staff of York-Shipley, Inc. (Y-S), a major boiler manufacturer, are assisting IGT in this effort. These companies have offered to donate time to the program as industrial consultants. Pulverized coal will be fired at about 2 million Btu/h (approximately 160 lb/h) in a special ... continued below

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This program consists of a research study to investigate the effect of coal particle size on the flame characteristics of pulverized coal. The purpose is to determine if fine grinding will allow replacement of oil by coal in some industrial applications. The Plant Engineering Development Department of General Motors Corporation (GM) and the Research and Development Staff of York-Shipley, Inc. (Y-S), a major boiler manufacturer, are assisting IGT in this effort. These companies have offered to donate time to the program as industrial consultants. Pulverized coal will be fired at about 2 million Btu/h (approximately 160 lb/h) in a special experimental furnace designed to collect data on the combustion and heat-transfer characteristics of flames. Combustion trials with No. 6 oil are also planned to allow for direct correlation with the coal combustion data. Some of the information to be obtained from this study will be a determination of how the flame heat release density, mass burning rate, flame temperatures, and heat-transfer characteristics change with fuel particle size (fineness of coal grinding). It will also be possible to directly compare these parameters from the various coal flames with comparable oil flames to determine the feasibility of substituting fine-ground pulverized coal flames for heavy-oil flames. Data will also be collected to allow for the correlation of the flue-gas pollutant emissions with the fuel characteristics. Progress included purchasing the major equipment for the coal milling system, coal selection, and preparation of the combustion facility.

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  • Other: DE82009958
  • Report No.: DOE/PC/40269-6
  • Grant Number: AC22-81PC40269
  • DOI: 10.2172/5270721 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5270721
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1074232

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Combustion characteristics of fine-ground coal. Project 61052 quarterly technical report, June 1-August 31, 1981, report, March 1, 1982; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1074232/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.