A Study on the Reduction of Particulate Emission Using Oil Soluble Organometallic Compounds as Combustion Improver for Heavy Fuel Oil

중질유 연소시 유용성 유기금속화합물 연소촉진제의 Dust 저감특성

  • Kim, Dong-Chan (Fossil Energy & Environment Research Department, Korea Institute of Energy Research) ;
  • Nho, Nam-Sun (Fossil Energy & Environment Research Department, Korea Institute of Energy Research) ;
  • Woo, Je-Kyung (Fossil Energy & Environment Research Department, Korea Institute of Energy Research) ;
  • Kim, Jin-Hoon (Fossil Energy & Environment Research Department, Korea Institute of Energy Research) ;
  • Lee, Young-Sea (Techno-bio Co., Ltd.)
  • 김동찬 (한국에너지기술연구원, 화석에너지환경연구부) ;
  • 노남선 (한국에너지기술연구원, 화석에너지환경연구부) ;
  • 우제경 (한국에너지기술연구원, 화석에너지환경연구부) ;
  • 김진훈 (한국에너지기술연구원, 화석에너지환경연구부) ;
  • 이영서 (테크노바이오)
  • Published : 2008.02.29


This study is aimed at substantially reducing the particulate matter (dust) emission during the combustion of heavy fuel in boilers by addition of combustion improver. The combustion improver used were the oil-soluble organometallic compounds that were found to be more effective than the dispersing agents that are generally used for reducing the particulate emission. The dust reduction effect was found to depend on the active materials (metals) as well as on the organic ligand part of organometallic compounds. Acetylacetonoate and naphthenate of Fe and Ca were found to be most effective for dust reduction. Addition of Fe and Ca organometallic compounds as combustion improver in concentration of 30 ppm (metal basis) to heavy fuel oil, caused dust reduction by 50 wt% to 80 wt%.


Dust;Particulate matter;Fuel additive;Combustion improver;Organometallic compounds


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