Effects of fly ash on NOx removal by pulsed streamers

Citation
S. Tsukamoto et al., Effects of fly ash on NOx removal by pulsed streamers, IEEE PLAS S, 29(1), 2001, pp. 29-36
Citations number
33
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE
ISSN journal
0093-3813 → ACNP
Volume
29
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
29 - 36
Database
ISI
SICI code
0093-3813(200102)29:1<29:EOFAON>2.0.ZU;2-C
Abstract
NOx removal methods using plasma chemical reactions in nonthermal plasmas h ave been widely studied. In this paper, the effects of the addition of fly ash on NO, removal using short-pulsed discharge plasmas are described. Fly ash which had been collected from a coal-burning thermal electrical power p lant was used. Experiments were performed using four different mixtures of gases which included NO. These were (N-2 + NO), (N-2 + NO + O-2), (N-2 + NO + H2O), and (N-2 + NO + O-2 + H2O). These gas mixtures were used either wi th or without the addition of fly ash, The initial concentration of NO was fixed at 200 ppm (NO parts per million of the gas mixture). The study of th e N-x (NO + NO2) removal was performed with the fly ash, as it is relevant to real situations in coal power plants. The results show that the presence of fly ash decreased the NOx removal rate slightly in the case of dry gas mixtures while it increased the NOx removal rate substantially in the case of wet gas mixtures. These results suggest that the presence of fly ash in the flue gases, which also contain a few percentages of moisture, would be advantageous to the treatment of flue gases emitted from thermal power plan ts for the removal of nitrogen oxides.