Effect of coal moisture on particulate emission in a fixed bed combustion appliance

Erdol N., CALLI L., Okutan H. C. , ARISOY A. , EKINCI E.

FUEL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, vol.58, pp.109-117, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0378-3820(98)00086-1
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-117


Effect of moisture on particulate emissions of a young peaty (Agacli) coal from Turkey is investigated in a 93 kW, half cyclindirical hot water boiler. The boiler was operated under primary and secondary loading conditions. Sampling was realised using an EPA-approved Andersen Universal Sampling system, Experiments were carried out for 15.33%, 21.40% and 38.70% moisture coals of Agacli and 19.90% moisture Agacli-South African mixture coals. From the experimental results it is found that the medium moisture resulted in highest particulate emissions. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.