Sulfur Chemistry in Combustion I: Sulfur in Fuels and Combustion Chemistry

Jan Erik Johnsson, Peter Glarborg

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Most fossil fuels contain sulphur and also biofuels and household waste have a sulphur content. As a consequence sulphur species will often be present in combustion processes. In this paper the fate and influence of fuel sulphur species in combustion will be treated. First a description of the sulphur compounds in fossil fuels and the possibilities to remove them will be given. Then the combustion of sulphur species and their influence on the combustion chemistry and especially on the CO oxidation and the NOx formation will be described. Finally the in-situ removal of sulphur in the combustion process by reaction between SO2 and calcium containing sorbents and the influence on the NOx chemistry will be treated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPollutants From Combustion - Formation Mechanisms and impact on Atmospheric Chemistry, C. Vovelle (ed.)
PublisherNATO ASI Series, Kluwer Academic Publisher
Publication date2000
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventNATO Advanced Study Institute on Pollutants from Combustion: Formation and Impact on Atmospheric Chemistry - Maratea, Italy
Duration: 13 Sep 199826 Sep 1998


ConferenceNATO Advanced Study Institute on Pollutants from Combustion

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