Slagging fixed-bed gasification of North Dakota lignite at pressures to 400 Psig.
Gronhovd-GH; Harak-AE; Fegley-MM; Severson-DE
Grand Rapids, ND: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 7408, 1970 Jul; :1-40
This is the final report on a research program to develop a pilot plant gasifier for slagging gasification of lignite at high pressures and to obtain process data under various operating conditions. An operable pilot plant was developed, and the test results show that lignite is well suited for the process. Tests were run at pressures from 80 to 400 psig, and the results indicated that pressure had little effect on gas composition or the material requirements per unit of gas produced. Gas production rates as high as 26,000 scfh/sq ft of reactor area were obtained at 300 psig, but limitations on auxiliary equipment prevented full-capacity operation at 400 psig. In several tests lignite having a 37-percent moisture content and 2,500 deg. F ash-fusion temperature was successfully gasified. Refractory materials were found to have a short life in contact with high-temperature slag, and a water-cooled taphole was developed. Exploratory tests with coking coal were unsuccessful.
IH; Report of Investigations
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Grand Rapids, ND: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 7408