Co-combustion of peach and apricot stone with coal in a bubbling fluidized bed

ATİMTAY A., Kaynak B.

FUEL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, vol.89, no.2, pp.183-197, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 89 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.fuproc.2007.09.007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.183-197
  • Keywords: biomass combustion, renewable energy, fluidized bed combustion (FBC), co-combustion of fruit stones with coal, COMBUSTION, BIOMASS, BEHAVIOR, EMISSIONS, STRAW, WASTE
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study a bubbling fluidized bed combustor (BFBC) having an inside diameter of 102 mm and a height of 900 mm was used to investigate the co-combustion characteristics of peach and apricot stones produced as a waste from the fruit juice industry with coal. A lignite coal was used for co-combustion. on-line concentrations of O-2, CO, CO2, SO2, NOx and total hydrocarbons (CmHn) were measured in the flue gas during combustion experiments. Variations of emissions of various pollutants were studied by changing the operating parameters (excess air ratio, fluidization velocity, and fuel feed rate). Temperature distribution along the bed was measured with thermocouples.