N2O-Emissions from Fluidized Bed Combustion
Conference contribution, 1988

Nitrous oxide, N20, is formed during combustion. In flames the N20 is removed because of the fast destruction at high temperatures. At the temperatures of fluidized bed comĀ­bustion the destruction is much slower and N20 will leave the system, normally at a concentration of 50-200 ppm when burning coal. Using the results of the preliminary model in a CFB, it can be assumed that: - N20 is formed from char nitrogen in the bottom bed because of reactions in the pores of the particle. - Only some N20 is formed when NO is reduced during its journey up through the combustion chamber. - N20 is formed from HCN. This is a slow process (taking seconds) and it therefore takes place principally above the bottom bed.


fluidized bed combustion

nitrous oxide




Sven B Andersson

Department of Energy Conversion

Lars-Erik Åmand

Department of Energy Conversion

Bo G Leckner

Department of Energy Conversion

Proceedings of IEA AFBC Technical Meting held in November 1988 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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