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The effect of kaolin on the combustion of demolition wood under well-controlled conditions

The effect of kaolin on the combustion of demolition wood under well-controlled conditions

Category
Journal publication
Abstract
In an attempt to look at means for reduction of corrosion in boilers, combustion experiments are performed on demolition wood with kaolin as additive. The experiments were performed in a multi-fuel reactor with continuous feed of pellets and by applying staged air combustion. A total characterization of the elemental composition of the fuel, the bottom ash and some particle size stages of fly ash was performed. This was done in order to follow the fate of some of the problematic compounds in demolition wood as a function of kaolin addition and other combustion-related parameters. In particular chlorine and potassium distribution between the gas phase, the bottom ash and the fly ash is reported as a function of increased kaolin addition, reactor temperature and air staging. Kaolin addition of 5 and 10% were found to give the least aerosol load in the fly ash. In addition, the chlorine concentration in aerosol particles was at its lowest levels for the same addition of kaolin, although the difference between 5 and 10% addition was minimal. The reactor temperature was found to have a minimal effect on both the fly ash and bottom ash properties. Copyright © 2012 by International Solid Waste Association
Client
  • Norges forskningsråd / 193817
Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • SINTEF Energy Research / Termisk energi
  • University of Belgrade
  • SINTEF Energy Research / Energiprosesser
Year
2012
Published in
Waste Management & Research
ISSN
0734-242X
Volume
30
Issue
7
Page(s)
672 - 680