P-Tu-BRC-97 Kinetics of K2CO3 Catalyzed CO2 Gasification of Ash-free Coal

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Ballroom C (Galt House Hotel)
Jan Kopyscinski1, Charles A. Mims2 and Josephine M Hill1, (1)University of Calgary, Canada, (2)University of Toronto, Canada.
The highest gasification rate of ash-free coal catalyzed by K2CO3 was obtained when the sample was heated in an inert environment and then maintained at 700°C for 150 min before gasifying. Likely this heating protocol allowed the catalytic species (-COK and/or –CK surface complex) to be produced.