Effect of freeboard extension on co-combustion of coal and olive cake in a fluidized bed combustor

Akpulat O., Varol M., ATİMTAY A.

BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, vol.101, no.15, pp.6177-6184, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 101 Issue: 15
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.biortech.2010.03.022
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.6177-6184
  • Keywords: Co-combustion, Bubbling fluidized bed, Olive cake combustion, Freeboard extension, SECONDARY AIR INJECTION
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, flue gas emissions and combustion efficiencies during combustion and co-combustion of olive cake and coal were investigated in a bubbling fluidized bed. Temperature distributions along the combustion column and flue gas concentrations of O-2, CO, SO2 and NOx were measured during combustion experiments. Two sets of experiments were performed to examine the effect of fuel composition, excess air ratio and freeboard extension on flue gas emissions and combustion efficiency.