Burnout characteristics during co-combustion of binary lignite blends

Haykiri-Acma H., Yaman S.

JOURNAL OF THE ENERGY INSTITUTE, vol.85, no.1, pp.1-6, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/174396711x13148670648409
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-6
  • Keywords: Lignite, Coal, Co-combustion, Burnout, Synergy, COAL BLENDS, COKING COALS, POWER-PLANTS, COMBUSTION, BEHAVIOR, FURNACE, CARBON, TGA
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Binary lignite blends were prepared using two high mineral matter Turkish lignites from Soma and Afsin-Elbistan regions and their burnouts were investigated up to 900 degrees C by thermogravimetric analysis and differential thermal analysis methods. Blending ratios were in the range of 5-25 wt-% in which Afsin-Elbistan lignite was the major component. Mass losses during co-combustion were considered to interpret the thermal reactivity and the burnout characteristics of the blends according to synergistic approach. It was concluded that co-combustion of the lignite blends led to significant increases in the burnout yields almost at any temperature. Besides, increasing blending ratios changed the behaviour of blends from additive behaviour to the synergistic interaction. Especially, blending ratio of 15 wt-% showed important deviations from the expected values in terms of burnouts, maximum burning rate and differential thermal analysis peak temperature.