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Title: Kinetic modeling of the formation and growth of inorganic nano-particles during pulverized coal char combustion in O 2/N 2 and O 2/CO 2 atmospheres

In this formation of nano-particles during coal char combustion, the vaporization of inorganic components in char and the subsequent homogeneous particle nucleation, heterogeneous condensation, coagulation, and coalescence play decisive roles. Furthermore, conventional measurements cannot provide detailed information on the dynamics of nano-particle formation and evolution, In this study, a sophisticated intrinsic char kinetics model that considers ash effects (including ash film formation, ash dilution, and ash vaporization acting in tandem), both oxidation and gasification by CO 2 and H 2O, homogeneous particle nucleation, heterogeneous vapor condensation, coagulation, and and coalescence mechanisms is developed and used to compare the temporal evolution of the number and size of nano-particles during coal char particle combustion as a function of char particle size, ash content, and oxygen content in O 2/N 2 and O 2/CO 2 atmospheres .
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. Xi'an Jiaotong Univ., Xi'an (China)
  3. Xi'an Jiaotong Univ., Shaanxi (China)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0010-2180; PII: S0010218016302322; TRN: US1700151
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Combustion and Flame
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 173; Journal ID: ISSN 0010-2180
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; coal char combustion; nano-particle; vaporization; nucleation and condensation; coalescence; kinetic model
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OSTI ID: 1396678