Review on reaction mechanisms of sulfur species during coal combustion

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Honghe Ma

No.79 West Street Yingze Taiyuan, Shanxi 030024 China ma-honghe@163.com

Lu Zhou

No.79 West Street Yingze Taiyuan, Shanxi 030024 China Zhoulu@tyut.edu.cn

Sichen Lv

No.79 West Street Yingze Taiyuan, Shanxi 030024 China 996360021@qq.com

Jia Wei Chew

62 Nanyang Drive Singapore, Singapore 637459 Singapore JChew@ntu.edu.sg

Zhijian Wang

No.28 South Road Taoyuan Taiyuan, Shanxi 030001 China wangzhijian@sxicc.ac.cn

1Corresponding author.

Contributed by the Advanced Energy Systems Division of ASME for publication in the Journal of Energy Resources Technology. Manuscript received December 12, 2018; final manuscript received April 10, 2019; published online xx xx, xxxx. Assoc. Editor: Dr. Ashwani K. Gupta.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4043554 History: Received December 12, 2018; Accepted April 10, 2019


Various low-NOx combustion technologies have been widely applied as primary measures to limit NOx emission in coal-fired boilers. However, this leads to the formation of high concentrations of H2S in the fuel-rich zone, and thus cause high-temperature corrosion of the water-wall. In order to suppress the formation of H2S near the water-wall, it is necessary to have adequate knowledge of the reaction mechanisms of sulfur species during coal combustion. Therefore, this work systematically reviews the current state-of-the-art concerning reaction mechanisms for sulfur species, mainly including global mechanism, detailed mechanism and reduced mechanism. Besides, two operation techniques, namely, near-wall air and multi-hole-wall air, are introduced to avoid high-temperature corrosion caused by H2S. Finally, some new research directions are recommended to further reveal the reaction mechanisms of sulfur species and to test the feasibility of multi-hole-wall air on preventing high-temperature corrosion.

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