Study on structural and compositional transitions of coal ash by using NMR

Xiong Chao Lin, Keiko Ideta, Jin Miyawaki, Hiromichi Takebe, Yong Gang Wang, Seong Ho Yoon, Isao Mochida

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Structural and compositional transitions of Datong coal ash and its CaCO 3 additional effects were carefully examined at a temperature range of 300 to 1 600 °C by using XRD and solid state NMR. The quantitative estimation of amorphous structures of ashes can be successfully obtained through the analyses of solid state NMR spectra. Viscosity of molten ash and its changes with CaCO 3 addition were also evaluated up to 1 700°C by using a rotary type viscometer. Glasses with poor crystalline and amorphous phase were continuously formed through the eutectic reaction of silica above fusing temperature (FT>1 500°C) that caused broadening and shift of 29Si and 27Al peaks in NMR results. With the additional amount of CaCO 3 increasing, the peaks shifted to downfield obviously; the fraction of Si(OAl) 0(OSi) 4 decreased, while that of Si(OAl) 1(OSi) 1 at -84.3×10 -6 increased apparently. These transitions indicated the destruction of large alumina-silicate framework into small segments by the addition of Ca ion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-87
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Coal Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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