Combustion and Co-Combustion characteristics of torrefied poultry litter with lignite


RENEWABLE ENERGY, vol.148, pp.1292-1301, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 148
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.renene.2019.10.068
  • Journal Name: RENEWABLE ENERGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), CAB Abstracts, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Environment Index, Geobase, Greenfile, Index Islamicus, INSPEC, Pollution Abstracts, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database, DIALNET, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1292-1301
  • Keywords: Poultry litter, Thermal kinetics, TGA, Torrefaction, Thermal treatment, Co-combustion, THERMAL-BEHAVIOR, BIOMASS, TORREFACTION, KINETICS, BLENDS, COAL, CARBONIZATION, PYROLYSIS, TEMPERATURE, EMISSIONS
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study investigated the thermal properties and activation energies of raw and torrefied poultry litter samples in the range of 250-300 degrees C by using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Four heating rates, 5 degrees C/min, 10 degrees C/min, 20 degrees C/min, and 30 degrees C/min were applied during the thermogravimetric analysis. Furthermore, co-combustion of raw and torrefied poultry litter samples with low-rank Turkish lignite was studied and the effect of the blending ratio on thermal reactivity of poultry litter was also investigated.