Peach and apricot stone combustion in a bubbling fluidized bed

Kaynak B., Topal H., Atimtay A.

FUEL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, vol.86, no.11, pp.1175-1193, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 86 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.fuproc.2004.12.007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1175-1193
  • Keywords: biomass combustion, renewable energy, fluidized bed combustion (FBC), combustion of fruit stones, EMISSIONS, BEHAVIOR, COAL
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


In this study, a bubbling fluidized bed combustor (BFBC) of 102 mm inside diameter and 900 mm height was used to investigate the combustion characteristics of peach and apricot stones produced as a waste from the fruit juice industry. A lignite coal was also burned in the same combustor. The combustion characteristics of the wastes were compared with that of a lignite coal that is most widely used in Turkey. On-line concentrations of O(2), CO, CO(2), SO(2), NO(X) and total hydrocarbons (C(m)H(n)) 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 was studied. Temperature distribution along the bed was measured with thermocouples.