Influence of the shape of soaring particle based on coal-water slurry containing petrochemicals on ignition characteristics

Timur R. Valiullin, Pavel A. Strizhak

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This paper examines the laws of stable ignition of organic coal-water slurry containing petrochemicals (CWSP). The CWSP is based on the filter cake of coal and scavenge oil. The experiments are performed for individual CWSP particles soaring in a special set-up. The temperature and velocity of an oxidizer flow are varied between 500-1200 K, and 0.5-3 m/s. The dimensions (longitudinal and transverse) of particles range are from 0.5 mm to 5 mm. The study indicates how the shape of a fuel particle (sphere, ellipsoid, and polyhedron) influences its ignition characteristics (delay time, minimum temperature, modes, stages). Based on the experimental results, the paper explains why the surface configuration of particles influences the conditions of heat transfer with an oxidizer. The results obtained for soaring particles are compared with the results for fixed CWSP particles having different surface configurations (sphere, ellipsoid, and polyhedron). In general, the study may contribute to the expansion of the fuel resource base. The experimental data may be used for the development of the technologies of burning CWSP prepared by recycling traditional fuels. As a result of this study, several recommendations for the practical application of research results are made.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1399-1408
Number of pages10
JournalThermal Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Coal-water slurry
  • Ellipsoid
  • Ignition delay time
  • Particle
  • Petrochemicals
  • Polyhedron
  • Sphere

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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