Study on the Combustion Characteristics of Oil Shale and its Semicoke by Using a Thermobalance and a Drop-Tube Furnace

Xiaoyang Li, Ze Wang*, Jingdong He, Lifang Hao, Songgeng Li, Weigang Lin

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Abstract

The combustion characteristics of Huadian oil shale and its semicoke are comparatively studied using a thermobalance (TB) and a drop-tube furnace (DTF). It is found that the ignition mechanism of oil shale and semicoke is hetero-homogeneous and heterogeneous, respectively. Drop-tube furnace experiments with both oil shale and semicoke show that the carbon (C) conversion proceeds almost simultaneously with the particle burnout, while the hydrogen (H) conversion is faster and that of nitrogen (N) and sulphur (S) slower than the particle burnout. The kinetic behavior of semicoke combustion is analyzed by drop-tube furnace experiments based on the first-order reaction model, and the kinetic model with known pre-exponential factor Aa 26.3 g.cm-2 S-1.atm-1  and apparent active energy E-a (65.8 kJ/mol) is obtained.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOil Shale
Volume36
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)271-284
ISSN0208-189X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Oil shale characteristics
  • Semicoke combustion kinetics
  • Carbon conversion
  • Emission of sulphur and nitrogen

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