Investigation of the combustion characteristics of Zonguldak bituminous coal using DTA and DTG

Haykiri-Acma H., Yaman S., KUCUKBAYRAK S., OKUTAN H. C.

Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects, vol.28, no.2, pp.135-147, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Combustion characteristics of coking, semicoking, and noncoking Turkish bituminous coal samples from Zonguldak basin were investigated applying differential thermal analysis (DTA) and differential thermogravimetry (DTG) techniques. Results were compared with that of the coke from Zonguldak bituminous coal, a Turkish lignite sample from Soma, and a Siberian bituminous coal sample. The thermal data from both techniques showed some differences depending on the proximate analyses of the samples. Noncombustible components of the volatile matter led to important changes in thermal behavior. The data from both methods were evaluated jointly, and some thermal properties were interpreted considering these methods in a complementary combination.