Sewage sludge as a deposit inhibitor when co-fired with high potassium fuels
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2010

The objective of this work is to survey the fate of potassium in the gas phase of a fluidised bed boiler and gain deeper understanding of the involved mechanisms during co-firing of municipal sewage sludge with biomass containing high amounts of potassium and chlorine. The results show that formation of alkali chlorides in the flue gas and corrosive deposits on heat transfer surfaces can be controlled by addition of municipal sewage sludge even though the fuel is highly contaminated with chlorine. The beneficial effects are partly due to the content of sulphur in the sludge, partly to the properties of the sludge ash. The sludge ash consists of both crystalline and amorphous phases. It contains silica, aluminium, calcium, iron and phosphorus which all are involved in the capture of potassium. (c) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Biomass

Wood pellets

Potassium

Alkali

Municipal sewage sludge

Ammonium sulphates

chlorine deposition

Straw pellets

fluidized-bed combustion

gas-phase

kaolin

boiler

biomass combustion

Kaolin

Deposit

release

alkali capture

Fluidised bed combustion

formation

straw

Zeolites

rich biomass

Stem wood

Författare

Anna-Lena Elled

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Energiteknik

Kent Davidsson

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Energiteknik

Lars-Erik Åmand

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Energiteknik

Biomass and Bioenergy

0961-9534 (ISSN)

Vol. 34 1546-1554

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Ämneskategorier

Energiteknik

Annan naturresursteknik

Styrkeområden

Energi

Infrastruktur

Chalmers kraftcentral

DOI

10.1016/j.biombioe.2010.05.003