Combustion Characteristics and Slagging during Co-Combustion of Rice Husk and Sewage Sludge Blends
AbstractIn this work, the thermal behavior of rice husk, sewage sludge, and their blends during combustion processes was investigated by means of thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and the slagging characteristics were studied through X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and melting temperature. The effects of the proportion of rice husk and sewage sludge blends on the combustion process, ignition and burnout characteristics were also studied. The blends had rice husk percentages of 30, 50, 70 and 100%. The results indicate that there are four main stages of the material burning processes: dehydration, volatile oxidation, and decomposition/oxidation. The reactivity of the blends improved with increasing amounts of rice husk and the results suggest synergistic interactions between rice husk and sewage sludge during the co-combustion process. All co-combustion ashes showed a lower slagging potential owing to their high amorphous SiO2 content. On the basis of combustion properties and slagging characteristics of ash, the ratio of sewage sludge in the blends should not exceed 30%. View Full-Text
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Rong, H.; Wang, T.; Zhou, M.; Wang, H.; Hou, H.; Xue, Y. Combustion Characteristics and Slagging during Co-Combustion of Rice Husk and Sewage Sludge Blends. Energies 2017, 10, 438.
Rong H, Wang T, Zhou M, Wang H, Hou H, Xue Y. Combustion Characteristics and Slagging during Co-Combustion of Rice Husk and Sewage Sludge Blends. Energies. 2017; 10(4):438.Chicago/Turabian Style
Rong, Hao; Wang, Teng; Zhou, Min; Wang, Hao; Hou, Haobo; Xue, Yongjie. 2017. "Combustion Characteristics and Slagging during Co-Combustion of Rice Husk and Sewage Sludge Blends." Energies 10, no. 4: 438.
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