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Plasma Gasification of Coal in Different Oxidants

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3 Author(s)
Igor B. Matveev ; Appl. Plasma Technol., McLean, VA ; Vladimir E. Messerle ; Alexander B. Ustimenko

Oxidant selection is the highest priority for advanced coal gasification-process development. This paper presents comparative analysis of the Powder River Basin bituminous-coal gasification processes for entrained-flow plasma gasifier. Several oxidants, which might be employed for perspective commercial applications, have been chosen, including air, steam/carbon-dioxide blend, carbon dioxide, steam, steam/air, steam/oxygen, and oxygen. Synthesis gas composition, carbon gasification degree, specific power consumptions, and power efficiency for these processes were determined. The influence of the selected oxidant composition on the gasification-process main characteristics have been investigated.

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IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science  (Volume:36 ,  Issue: 6 )