Coal Combustion

  • Ke-Chang XieEmail author


Combustion represents the earliest use of coal, and remains a fundamentally important application. However, burning coal directly generates pollution, and there is great interest in enhancing the efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of burning coal. The structure/property/reactivity relationships of coal are particularly important for understanding the complex multistage processes that govern coal combustion. In this chapter, we provide the relevant background for understanding the chemical and physical changes that occur during combustion, including pore models that have been developed to describe combustion. Finally, the results of investigations of the combustion parameters of four types of Chinese coal are presented to highlight the interplay between different coal structures and their combustion behaviors.


Combustion Rate Coal Combustion Coal Sample Ignition Temperature Combustion Reaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Taiyuan University of TechnologyTaiyuanChina
  2. 2.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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