Abstract

In this chapter, coal pyrolysis is reviewed and then the modeling of this phenomenon is discussed. The intent is not to describe the entire subject of coal pyrolysis, which is reviewed elsewhere,(1–7) but to consider only rapid pyrolysis relevant to the combustion of pulverized coal. Within this context, the parameters of interest include particle sizes of 100 pm or less, heating rates of at least 104 K s−1, final temperatures of 1000 K or greater, and residence times no.greater than a few seconds.

Keywords

American Chemical Society Final Temperature Pyrolysis Product Volatile Matter Coal Gasification 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Duane Horton
    • 1
  1. 1.Brigham Young UniversityProvoUSA

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