Stabilization of pulverized coal combustion by plasma assist

Masaya Sugimoto, Kaoru Maruta, Koichi Takeda, Oleg P. Solonenko, Masao Sakashita, Masakazu Nakamura

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Ignition and stabilization of pulverized coal combustion by plasma assist is investigated with a 10 kW plasma torch for three different kinds of coal, such as high, medium and low volatile matter coals. Not only high volatile matter coal but also low quality coal can be successfully burned with plasma assist. Research for volatile component of coal shows that a higher temperature field is necessary to extract the volatile matter from inferior coal, while their compositions are almost the same.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-191
Number of pages6
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Mar 22
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedinggs of the 14th Symposium on Plasma Science for Marteri (SPSM-14) - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2001 Jun 132001 Jun 14


  • Plasma torch, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
  • Pulverized coal combustion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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