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Numerical Analysis of Influence of SOFA on NOx Emissions for Pulverized Coal Boiler

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Xiangcun Qi, Mo Yang

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, China

Yuwen Zhang

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Paper No. IMECE2016-68001, pp. V008T10A062; 6 pages
  • ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 8: Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering
  • Phoenix, Arizona, USA, November 11–17, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5062-6
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME


Influences of different SOFA ratios on NOx emission in a tower pulverized coal fired boiler that burners are arranged in the front and the rear wall are investigated in this paper. The front wall is arranged with three layers of burners, and the rear wall is arranged with two layers of burners. The upper layers are the SOFA nozzles. We adopt the method of adding SOFA to reduce NOx emission, and analyze the influence of SOFA on the internal combustion and NOx emissions for pulverized coal boiler. The results show that the addition of SOFA makes the pulverized coal fired boiler form a reduction zone in the main combustion zone, which can inhibit the NOx production increase, so as to achieve the goal of reducing NOx emissions. And the results show that, it is not true that the more SOFA ratio, the less NOx emissions. In fact, the percentage of SOFA has an optimal value, and below or above of this value, NOx yield will increase. Through comparison of different ratios of SOFA distribution modes with the furnace temperature, O2, CO and NOx, we analyze the influence of SOFA ratio on the internal combustion for pulverized coal boiler, and provide some guidance and bases for the optimization of other similar units.

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