A comparative study is made of the relative catalytic effects of potassium and calcium on the gasification in air and 3.1 kPa steam of North Dakota lignitic chars prepared under slow and rapid pyrolysis conditions. It is indicated that potassium achieves relatively high catalytic activity by chemical interaction with the carbonaceous support, no matter how it is added to the lignite or its char. Deactivation of the catalytic potassium is brought about by interaction with inherent aluminosilicates. However, deactivation of calcium is related to its sintering via crystallite growth.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Fuel Technology
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Organic Chemistry