Trace element partitioning in Texas lignite combustion

  • W. D. James
  • L. E. Acevedo


Trace element partitioning was studied at a pulverized-lignite fired power plant in Texas. Concentrations of 41 elements were determined by neutron activation analysis (NAA) for lignite fuel and combustion effluents collected during 10 consecutive days. Elements studied were grouped into three classes according to their enrichment factors and the relationship between their concentrations and particle size. In general, the concentration enhancement in fly ash and the difference in enhancement between elements placed in different classes are shown to be less significant in this study than for other partitioning studies on higher rank coals.


Particle Size Combustion Inorganic Chemistry Power Plant Enrichment Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. D. James
    • 1
  • L. E. Acevedo
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Chemical Characterization and AnalysisTexas A&M UniversityCollege Station(USA)

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