Coal Combustion
Fundamentals of coal combustion and gasification processes, including particle mechanics, devolatilization, heterogeneous oxidation, radiative heat transfer, and combustion of coal in practical flames.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesInstructor's consent.
Course Outcomes: 

Origin of Coal

Students will learn the origin of coal and the basics of chemical structure.

Coal Pyrolyzation

Students will learn how coal pyrolyzes and become familiar with devolatilization models.

Char Combustion

Students will learn the basic principles of char combustion and become familiar with simple and complex models of char combustion.

Mineral Matter in Coal

Students will learn the about the nature and importance of mineral matter in coal, how it transforms during combustion, and fundamentals of deposition.

NOx formation

Students will learn about NOx formation from coal and become familiar with simple and detailed models of N release and NOx formation pathways.

CC Facility Tour

Students will tour an industrial coal combustion facility and appreciate the scale of industrial processes.

Biomass Combustion

Students will be introduced to biomass combustion process and how biomass combustion relates to corresponding coal combustion processes.