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Laser diagnostics for research in coal combustion
Author(s): David K. Ottesen
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Paper Abstract

Recent results are presented for the application of laser spark emission spectroscopy in the determination of elemental composition of particles in the combustion zone of a pulverized coal flame. The technique is particularly sensitive to metallic elements and may be very useful in the study of mineral matter transformations during combustion. High energy laser pulses were used to form plasmas on single coal particles and timeresolved spectra of the optical emission was collected using a linear diode array detector. The various transitions were assigned and qualitative trends in elemental composition for wellcharacterized coals were observed to be in agreement with other analytical results. Semiquantitative elemental concentrations were calculated and are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1375, ICALEO '89: Optical Sensing and Measurement, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.35057
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David K. Ottesen, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1375:
ICALEO '89: Optical Sensing and Measurement
Kevin G. Harding, Editor(s)

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