Modeling of Coal Processes
In the past, comprehensive modeling of coal processes has been restricted by lack of computer speed and capacity and by technical difficulties in describing essential model elements. Lowry (1963) and, subsequently, Elliott (1981) have edited comprehensive reviews of the chemistry of coal utilization which present information on coal origins, characteristics, and reactions. However, comprehensive modeling of coal processes was not addressed. Field et al. (1967) discussed many of the elements of modeling of pulverized-coal processes, but emphasized only the more elementary well-stirred and plug-flow models of coal processes. These authors noted that no multidimensional models existed at that time for pulverized-coal systems. Smoot and Pratt (1979) edited a treatment of pulverized-coal models where multidimensional models were considered. More recently, Smoot (1980) reviewed the state of development of models for pulverized-coal flames, both for combustion and gasification.
KeywordsCoal Particle Bituminous Coal Coal Char Coal Process Char Oxidation
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