COMBUSTING COAL PARTICLE TEMPERATURES BY FT-IR SPECTROSCOPY

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 671
Amount: $205,484.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Fuel Research Inc.
87 Church Street, East Hartford, CT, 06108
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David G. Hamblen
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Abstract
THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP AN IMPROVED NON-INTRUSIVE METHOD OF TEMPERATURE DETERMINATION FOR PULVERIZED COAL COMBUSTION BASED ON FT-IR SPECTROSCOPIC MEASUREMENT OF ITS EMISSIONS. IN PHASE I SPECTRAL MEASUREMENTS WILL BE MADE OF THE RADIATION FROM COMBUSTING COAL PARTICLES IN A LABORATORY FURNACE. TEMPERATURE DETERMINATION WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED USING VISUAL AND ANALYTIC COMPARISON TECHNIQUES, THE LATTER BEING SUITABLE FOR AUTOMATION. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT PARTICLE TEMPERATURES WILL BE DETERMINED WITH AN ACCURACY OF BETTER THAN + OR - 25 DEGREES CENTIGRADE. THE POSSIBLITYOF INCLUDING A CORRECTION TERM FOR PARTICLE EMISSIVITIES IS A PART OF THE MODEL, THUS DISTINGUISHING THE PROPOSED METHODFROM EXISTING ONES. KNOWLEDGE OF PARTICLE TEMPERATURES IN RESEARCH IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE QUANTITATIVE UNDERSTANDING OF REACTIONS. IN COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS TEMPERATURE IS A DIAGNOSTIC WHICH IS OFTEN A NECESSARY PRECURSOR TO THE CONTROL OF PROCESS PARAMETERS.

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