Numerical simulation of the coal combustion process initiated by a plasma source


Numerical experiments on the torch combustion of the coal dust prepared by a plasma-thermochemical treatment for combustion have been done using the method of three-dimensional simulation. It is shown that the plasma preparation of coal for combustion enables one to optimize the process, improve the conditions for inflammation and combustion and minimize the emissions of harmful substances.

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The work was financially supported by the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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Askarova, A.S., Messerle, V.E., Ustimenko, A.B. et al. Numerical simulation of the coal combustion process initiated by a plasma source. Thermophys. Aeromech. 21, 747–754 (2014).

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Key words

  • coal
  • inflammation
  • combustion
  • plasma
  • numerical simulation