Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuproc.2013.09.010
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dc.titleTGA-FTIR investigation of co-combustion characteristics of blends of hydrothermally carbonized oil palm biomass (EFB) and coal
dc.contributor.authorParshetti, G.K.
dc.contributor.authorQuek, A.
dc.contributor.authorBetha, R.
dc.contributor.authorBalasubramanian, R.
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-09T07:39:38Z
dc.date.available2014-10-09T07:39:38Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationParshetti, G.K., Quek, A., Betha, R., Balasubramanian, R. (2014). TGA-FTIR investigation of co-combustion characteristics of blends of hydrothermally carbonized oil palm biomass (EFB) and coal. Fuel Processing Technology 118 : 228-234. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuproc.2013.09.010
dc.identifier.issn03783820
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/91236
dc.description.abstractHydrothermally upgraded chars with improved density and friable characteristics were produced from oil-palm empty fruit bunch (EFB) at three temperatures (150, 250, and 350 C - denoted as H-150, H-250 and H-350). These chars were co-combusted with low rank Indonesian coal and with hydrothermally upgraded coal (HT-coal). The composition of major gaseous pollutants released from the co-combustion process with specific reference to CO, CO2, CH4, NO, and SO2 was studied in real-time using a thermogravimetric analyzer coupled with a Fourier transform infrared spectrometry. Combustion characteristic factor (CCF) was determined for a systematic analysis of the thermal decomposition process. In the co-combustion of hydrothermally treated biomass with coal and HT-coal, H-250 (50%)/HT-coal (50%) (CCF = 4.1 × 10- 7) fuel blend showed the highest CCF values i.e. the most efficient co-combustion process. Further analysis of the emission profiles of gaseous pollutants revealed that the co-combustion of 50% H-350 with 50% HT-coal by mass produced the lowest levels of gaseous pollutant emissions. Overall, a systematic combustion carried out in this study showed that co-combustion of hydrothermally upgraded EFB biochar with coal and HT-coal leads to environmental benefits, specifically reduced emissions of toxic (CO), acidic (NO and SO2) and greenhouse (CH4 and CO 2) gases. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectCoal
dc.subjectEFB biomass
dc.subjectHydrochar
dc.subjectPollutant emissions
dc.subjectTGA-FTIR
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentCIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.fuproc.2013.09.010
dc.description.sourcetitleFuel Processing Technology
dc.description.volume118
dc.description.page228-234
dc.description.codenFPTED
dc.identifier.isiut000329384200030
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