Influence of the mineral matter content on the rate of heat release from Turkish lignites

Sentorun C., Durus B., Kucukbayrak S.

JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS, vol.47, no.3, pp.821-831, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf01981817
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Index Islamicus, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.821-831
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In this study, combustion curves of twenty-five original and demineralized Turkish lignite samples were obtained through use of a differential thermal analyser. The lignite samples were demineralized by treatment with hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acids. Samples of 20 mg were heated up to 1074 K at a constant rate of 10 K min(-1) in a 40 cm(3) min(-1) flow of dry air. The rates of heat release from the original and demineralized samples were compared and are discussed.