Emission characteristics of co-combustion of a low calorie and high sulfur-lignite coal and woodchips in a circulating fluidized bed combustor: Part 1. Effect of excess air ratio

Varol M., ATİMTAY A., OLGUN H., Atakül H.

FUEL, vol.117, pp.792-800, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 117
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.fuel.2013.09.051
  • Journal Name: FUEL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.792-800
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, co-combustion of Bursa-Orhaneli lignite and woodchips mixtures containing 10%, 30% and 50% by wt. of woodchips was studied in a circulating fluidized bed combustor in order to investigate the effect of excess air ratio (k) on the flue gas emissions. The combustor has an inside diameter of 108 mm and a height of 6 m. The temperature of the combustor is kept at 850 degrees C during the combustion tests. During the combustion tests, CO, O-2, NO, and SO2 emissions in the flue gas was continuously measured and recorded by ABB-AO 2000 flue gas analyzer.