Co-combustion of agricultural wastes in a circulating fluidized bed

Topal H., Atimtay A.

8th International Conference on Circulating Fluidized Beds, Hangzhou, Çin, 10 - 13 Mayıs 2005, ss.617-622 identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
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  • Basıldığı Şehir: Hangzhou
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Çin
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.617-622


In this study a circulating fluidized bed combustor (CFBC) of 125 mm inside diameter and 1800 mm height was used to investigate the co-combustion characteristics of peach and apricot stones produced as a waste from the fruit juice industry, and sunflower stems produced as a waste from the edible oil industry with a lignite coal. The lignite coal is a coal most widely used in Turkey. On-line concentrations of O-2, CO, CO2, SO2, NOX and total hydrocarbons (CmHn) were measured in the flue gas during combustion experiments. By changing the operating parameters (excess air ratio, fluidization velocity, and fuel feed rate) the variation of emissions of various pollutants were studied. During combustion tests, it was observed that the volatile matter from agro-wastes quickly volatilizes and mostly bum in the riser. The temperature profiles along the bed and the riser also confirmed this phenomenon. It was found that as the volatile matter content of agro-waste increases, the combustion efficiency increases and the combustion takes place more in the upper region of the riser. These results suggest that agro-wastes are potential fuels that can be utilized for clean energy production by using CFBC in countries where agricultural activities are heavy..