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Laboratory Scale of Liquid Coal Fuel Combustion Process and Exhaust Gas Formation

Kartika Kus Hendratna, Osami Nishida, Hirotsugu Fujita and Wataru Harano


Problem statement: Much research of coal has been already undertaken to ascertain the possibilities of coal being used as substitute for heavy fuel oil in the transportation sector. The effects of using coal as transportation fuel to the environment must also be considered. This study will review several aspects of the coal oil combustion process including combustion behavior, flame stability, some emissions from exhaust gas; CO, NOx and the particulate matter in a well insulated laboratory scale furnace for more stable of combustion. Approach: New way for preparation for liquid coal oil steady combustion on a 2.75 m horizontal boiler with four annular segment tubes, a water jacket system and a system for measurement of water temperature inside was archived. Data was gained by applying liquid coal in the experiment. Detailed preparation and setting for steady combustion of coal oil and formation of the exhaust gas were discussed based on data sampling from four sample points in each centre of the angular tube segments. Results: Preparation for coal oil combustion is an important point in the successful of combustion. Heating coal fuel to than 100°C, heating the fuel line to the same temperature and providing enough air pressure for atomization of coal oil until 0.1 MPa allows coal fuel smoothly atomized in the semi gas phase. There was enough of air combustion via a blower with 4500 L min-1 of flow rate and a 24 L min-1 of water flow rate in the water jacket transforms the energy of the fuel to the heat. Uncolored of the exhaust gas and the physical inspection describes the completion of combustion. This result close-relates with the pollutants formation in the exhaust gas. Conclusion: By conducting a deep research process, there is a chance for the substitute of heavy fuel oil with liquid coal fuel with no special treatment needed in combustion process without ignoring the contribution of the combustion results as an environmental problem.

American Journal of Environmental Sciences
Volume 6 No. 3, 2010, 204-211


Submitted On: 8 June 2010 Published On: 30 June 2010

How to Cite: Hendratna, K. K., Nishida, O., Fujita, H. & Harano, W. (2010). Laboratory Scale of Liquid Coal Fuel Combustion Process and Exhaust Gas Formation. American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 6(3), 204-211.

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  • Coal oil
  • furnace
  • combustion
  • exhaust gas