Coal is burned in vertically oriented, dual opposed pulse-jets. Each jet's combustion chamber upwardly discharges combustion gases through a vertical tailpipe bent at its upper end in the direction of the pipe on the adjacent jet so as to allow combustion gases to propel back and forth between the adjacent tailpipes. Combustion air is drawn upward through a centrally located conduit. Refractory material lines the walls of the jets so as to maintain the average gas temperature above the melting point of fuel ash. Entrained ash in the combustion gases is caught on the walls of the pipes and combustion chamber and drains down the walls as molten slag to the bottom of the jets.
We take your privacy seriously. You can review and change the way we collect information below.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Cookies used to make website functionality more relevant to you. These cookies perform functions like remembering presentation options or choices and, in some cases, delivery of web content that based on self-identified area of interests.
Cookies used to track the effectiveness of CDC public health campaigns through clickthrough data.
Cookies used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on CDC.gov through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes by these third parties.