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Recent environmental legislation has forced power stations to use clean conversion technologies to reduce pollutiing emissions. For coal to be an efficient and economic fuel source, it must efficiently combust for which a high carbon burn-out is needed. To achieve this, a greater understanding of the behaviour of coal and coal components is needed. These findings may also reduce amounts of unburnt carbon and emissions levels for NOx and SOx. Coals are composed of macerals which are derived from ancient organic sources. Macerals can be either vitrinites, liptinites or inertinites. Understanding the differences in their chemical composition, structure and physical properties can help with analysising coal behaviour. The aims of this project are to characterize the combustion of macerals from a range of coals and assess whether maceral behaviour governs coal behaviour.

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Authors: MILLIGAN J, THOMAS K, University of Newcastle, Northern Carbon Research Laboratories (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17950 EN (1998) 132pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: 92-828-4612-1
Record Number: 199910036 / Last updated on: 1999-02-11
Original language: en
Available languages: en