Nitrogen oxides emission from a circulating fluidized bed combustor
Journal article, 1998
Experiments were carried out in a pilot-scale circulating fluidized bed (CFB) coal combustor to investigate the mechanism of N,O formation, nitrogen oxides (including NO, and N,O) emission and the effect of temperature, excess air ratio, recirculation ratio, etc. The concentrations of nitrous oxide and nitric oxide were measured along the height of the CFB furnace. N,O concentration increased with height, and in the exit of the combustor N,O reached the highest level. NO,, however, decreased with height, showing the inverse trend compared with N,O. The N,O emission decreased sharply with the rise of temperature at the bottom of the combustor; at the same time, the NO, concentration increased.
circulating fluidized bed combustion