Modelling of NOxemissions in tangential coal fired boiler Part 1 - Conventional boiler

C. L. Lee, Chun Wah Leung, Chun Shun Cheung

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In a power generation unit, the dynamic nature of a tangential coal fired boiler integrating with the complex NOxformation mechanism leads to a major difficulty for the prediction of NOxemission levels under different operating conditions. This paper suggests a simple method to tackle the problem. A model was developed by considering NOxformation mechanisms, burner configuration and air flow distribution. With the aid of the data obtained from operation, an empirical equation was developed for the prediction of NOxemission levels of a conventional tangential coal fired boiler that is not equipped with any de-NOxfacility.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-20
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Energy Institute
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2011


  • Coal fired boiler
  • Nitrogen oxides
  • Pollution control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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