Bed and fly ashes originating from industrial-scale fluidized bed combustors (FBCs) were steam hydrated to produce sorbents suitable for further in situ desulphurization. Samples of the hydrated ash were characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis, scanning electron microscopy and porosimetry. Bed ashes were hydrated in a pressure bomb for 30 and 60 min at 200 C and 250 C. Fly ash was hydrated in an electrically heated tubular reactor for 10 and 60 min at 200 C and 300 C. The results were interpreted by considering the hydration process and the related development of accessible porosity suitable for resulphation. The performance of the reactivated bed ash as sulphur sorbent improved with a decrease of both the hydration temperature and time. For reactivated fly ash, more favourable porosimetric features were observed at longer treatment times and lower hydration temperatures. Finally, it was shown that an ashing treatment (at 850 C for 20 min) promoted a speeding up of the hydration process and an increase in the accessible porosity.

Steam hydration-reactivation of FBC ashes for enhanced in situ desulphurization

TELESCA, ANTONIO
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
;
VALENTI, Gian Lorenzo
Writing – Review & Editing
;
2009

Abstract

Bed and fly ashes originating from industrial-scale fluidized bed combustors (FBCs) were steam hydrated to produce sorbents suitable for further in situ desulphurization. Samples of the hydrated ash were characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis, scanning electron microscopy and porosimetry. Bed ashes were hydrated in a pressure bomb for 30 and 60 min at 200 C and 250 C. Fly ash was hydrated in an electrically heated tubular reactor for 10 and 60 min at 200 C and 300 C. The results were interpreted by considering the hydration process and the related development of accessible porosity suitable for resulphation. The performance of the reactivated bed ash as sulphur sorbent improved with a decrease of both the hydration temperature and time. For reactivated fly ash, more favourable porosimetric features were observed at longer treatment times and lower hydration temperatures. Finally, it was shown that an ashing treatment (at 850 C for 20 min) promoted a speeding up of the hydration process and an increase in the accessible porosity.
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