Letter | Published:

Conductance of Coal Combustion Products

Naturevolume 212pages393394 (1966) | Download Citation



BADZIOCH1 has summarized the reasons for the considerable importance attached to the development of coalfired magnetoplasmadynamic generator plant. Coal is, however, the most difficult fossil fuel to use in this application partly because of the detrimental effects of its ash and partly because of the difficulties associated with its combustion. Several hypothetical designs of plant have been suggested2 and the theoretical conductances of the products of combustion computed3, but no experimental data on the conductance of coal combustion products in the appropriate temperature range have been reported.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.


  1. 1

    Badzioch, S., Brit. Coal Util. Res. Assoc. Mon. Bull., 28, No. 10, 394 (1964).

  2. 2

    Way, S., Young, W. E., Tuba, I. S., and Chambers, R. L., J. Eng. Power, April, 125 (1965).

  3. 3

    Bincer, H., MHD Symposium (Paris), 1, 31 (1964).

  4. 4

    Chamberlain, C. T., Gray, W. A., and Smith, J. L., J. Inst. Fuel, 39, 120 (1966).

  5. 5

    Smith, J. L., thesis, Univ. Leeds (1966).

  6. 6

    Wandless, A. M., Conf. Science in the Use of Coal (Sheffield) A–1 (1958).

  7. 7

    D.S.I.R. Fuel Res. Survey Paper No.50, 2 (1949).

Download references

Author information


  1. Department of Fuel Science, The Houldsworth School of Applied Science, University of Leeds

    • W. A. GRAY
    •  & J. L. SMITH


  1. Search for W. A. GRAY in:

  2. Search for J. L. SMITH in:

About this article

Publication history

Issue Date




By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.