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Investigation of Plasma-Aided Bituminous Coal Gasification

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3 Author(s)
Matveev, I.B. ; Appl. Plasma Technol., McLean, VA ; Messerle, V.E. ; Ustimenko, A.B.

This paper presents thermodynamic and kinetic modeling of plasma-aided bituminous coal gasification. Distributions of concentrations, temperatures, and velocities of the gasification products along the gasifier are calculated. Carbon gasification degree, specific power consumptions, and heat engineering characteristics of synthesis gas at the outlet of the gasifier are determined at plasma air/steam and oxygen/steam gasification of Powder River Basin bituminous coal. Numerical simulation showed that the plasma oxygen/steam gasification of coal is a more preferable process in comparison with the plasma air/steam coal gasification. On the numerical experiments, a plasma vortex fuel reformer is designed.

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Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:37 ,  Issue: 4 )