Identification of the Optimal Operating Parameters of Locally Available Coal for Use in Pakistani Industries

  • Muhammad Alam Zaib Khan Mechanical Engineering, UET Peshawar. Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Ali Kamran, Dr. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar
  • Khan Muhammad, Dr. Department of Mining Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar.
Keywords: pulverized coal combustion, mesh size, air to fuel ratio, primary air

Abstract

A parametric study intended to determine optimum burning parameters of locally available coal from mines in Darra Adam Khel is being reported. The coal samples were tested in a cyclone combustor using the pulverized coal combustion technique. Effect of mesh size, primary and secondary air velocity at various air fuel ratios was investigated to quantify the combustion performance by measuring the furnace temperature. Mesh size 200 was found to be readily combustible within the operating ranges, while tight control of the operating parameters was required to combust coal at mesh size 150. Optimum ranges of primary air and Air-Fuel Ratio are suggested for effective combustion. The study will help in effective utilization of indigenous coal reserves of Pakistan.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Alam Zaib Khan, Mechanical Engineering, UET Peshawar. Pakistan.

Mechanical Engineering, UET Peshawar. Pakistan.

Muhammad Ali Kamran, Dr., Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar

Khan Muhammad, Dr., Department of Mining Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar.

Department of Mining Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar.

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Published
2018-06-30
How to Cite
Khan, M. A. Z., Kamran, M., & Muhammad, K. (2018). Identification of the Optimal Operating Parameters of Locally Available Coal for Use in Pakistani Industries. JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES, 37(1), 20-25. Retrieved from https://journals.uetjournals.com/index.php/JEAS/article/view/2865