Cleaner Fossil Energy and Carbon Capture Technologies Research Group
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The research programme on ‘Combustion and Clean Coal Technologies’ mainly focuses on the study of combustion fundamentals, CO2 capture, control of NOx and SO2 emissions and the removal of multi-pollutants such as mercury etc. Past and current research projects encompass both pulverised fuel combustion and fluidised bed combustion of coal, biomass and co-firing.

GSK Carbon Neutral Lab front view

Combustion and Cleaner Coal Technologies

 
 

In addition to a full range of analytical facilities for fuel characterisation, we also have a number of laboratory-scale research facilities including three Drop Tube Furnaces which can be used to study pf combustion and particle ignition and Small Pilot-Scale Fluidised Bed Combustors.


Projects

  • Ultra-Supercritical (USC) steam power generation technology with Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB): Combustion, Materials and Modelling

Funder: EPSRC

Total value: £1033k

Principle Investigator:

Co-Investigators:

 
20kW BFB Biomass Combustor (air and oxy-fuel combustion)20kW BFB Biomass Combustor (air and oxy-fuel combustion)

 

 
Experimental investigation with PACT facility and CFD modelling of oxy-coal combustion with recycling real flue gas and vent gas of compression and purification units

Funder: EPSRC/UKCCSRC, £255k

Principle Investigator:

Co-Investigators:

Project Partner: University of Sheffield

Associated Publications: (1) A. C. Sarroza, T. D. Bennet, C. Eastwick, H. Liu, ‘Characterising pulverised fuel ignition in a visual drop tube furnace by use of a high-speed imaging technique’, FUEL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, 2017, Vol. 157, pp 1-11 289; (2) X. Bai, G. Lu, T. Bennet, A. Sarroza, C. Eastwick, H. Liu, Y. Yan, ‘Combustion behavior profiling of single pulverized coal particles in a drop tube furnace through high-speed imaging and image analysis’, EXPERIMENTAL THERMAL AND FLUID SCIENCE, 2017, vol. 85, pp 322-330

DTF for particle ignition studyDTF for particle ignition study

 
Avoiding the Sintering of Coal-Fired Shallow Fluidised Beds

Funder: Biomass and Fossil Fuel Research Alliance (BF2RA)

Total value: £230k

Principle Investigator:

Project Partners:

  • Ashwell Biomass Ltd
  • Glosfume Ltd

30kW BFB Combustor (Coal or Coalc.Biomass Co-firing)30kW BFB Combustor (Coal or Coal/Biomass Co-firing)

 
 

Cleaner Fossil Energy and Carbon Capture Technologies

Energy Technologies Building
The University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus, NG7 2TU


telephone: +44 (0) 115 84 68661
email:CFECCT@nottingham.ac.uk