A Study on the Development of the Charcoal with Low Carbon Monoxide Emission using Biomass Combustion Improver

바이오매스 조연제를 이용한 CO저감형 착화탄 개발에 대한 연구

  • Kim, Seunghee (Graduate School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan Nat'l Univ.) ;
  • Lee, Yeonkyung (Graduate School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan Nat'l Univ.) ;
  • Lee, Junseok (Pusan Clean Coal Center, Pusan Nat'l Univ.) ;
  • Jeon, Chunghwan (School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan Nat' Univ.)
  • 김승희 (부산대학교 기계공학부 대학원) ;
  • 이연경 (부산대학교 기계공학부 대학원) ;
  • 이준석 (부산대학교 화력발전에너지 분석기술센터) ;
  • 전충환 (부산대학교 기계공학부)
  • Received : 2016.05.17
  • Accepted : 2016.09.19
  • Published : 2016.09.30


In this study, a method for CO reduction using char-coal combustions was developed with lignin and glycerin as combustion improvers. The relationship between CO emission and the combustion improvers was confirmed by measuring the CO concentration. The experiment to determine the combustion characteristics was conducted using glycerin, which shows high combustibility at low temperatures, impregnated with lignin, which has a specific surface area. The combustibility, volatility, and CO concentration were measured using thermo-gravimetric analysis(TGA), and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry(GC-MS). This study presents the optimal CO reduction ratio, which occurred when the combustible material contained a 20% blend of combustion improvers. This resulted in a 20-30% CO reduction rate compared to that achieved with normal char-coal.


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