Influence of metal nitrates on the process of coal oxidation of various metamorphism stages

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The process of oxidation of lignite and bituminous coal modified with metal nitrates (Cu, Ce, Na, Co, Fe) in the amount of 5 wt.% is studied. Application of additives to the coal samples is carried out by the method of incipient wetness impregnation with preliminary dissolution of the additive in an aqueous-alcohol solution with a volume ratio of C2H5OH/H2O=50/50. Reactivity of the samples is studied by thermogravimetric analysis in the oxidation mode at a heating rate of 2.5 °C/min in the temperature range 25-600°C at atmospheric pressure. It has been found that application of activating additives contributes to reduction of the initial temperature of intensive oxidation (Ati=5-97°C) and to a shift of the process to the low-temperature region as a whole. According to the results obtained, the greatest activity is specific for addition of Cu(NO3)2. It is manifested in a decrease in the temperature of the beginning of intensive oxidation ti and an increase in the average reaction rate wav. The Coats-Redfern method is used to calculate activation energy of the oxidation process in the presence of activating additives. Maximum decrease in Eais observed for a copper nitrate-modified coal sample.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012062
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2020
Event5th All-Russian Scientific Conference Thermophysics and Physical Hydrodynamics with the School for Young Scientists, TPH 2020 - Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine
Duration: 13 Sep 202020 Sep 2020

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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