Journal Highlight: Chemometric application for thermal behavior of blends of bamboo with solid fossil fuel

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  • Published: Apr 14, 2014
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The suitabilities as fuels of blends of bamboo biomass with low-rank high-sulfur coal were assessed by thermogravimetric analysis supported by chemometric analysis, correlation and principal component analysis.

Chemometric application for thermal behavior of blends of bamboo with solid fossil fuel

Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 2014, 33, 315-321
Puja Khare, Mridusmita Sarmah and BP Baruah

Abstract: In the present investigation, blends of two varieties of bamboo biomass with low-rank high-sulfur coal were prepared in different proportions. To assess their suitability as a fuel, pyrolysis and combustion experiments were carried out by using thermo-gravimetric analyzer (TGA), and various reactivity parameters were obtained from TGA data. Chemometric analysis, correlation, and principal component analyses (PCA) were used to correlate the physioco-chemical with fuel properties of blends. Most of the fuel properties of these blends depend upon the proportion of parent material in blends. Activation energies of blends during pyrolysis were found within the range as reported for other biomass and coal blends. However, activation energies of blends during combustion are lower than those reported for other biomass and coal blends. Chemometric analysis shows that blends with coal to bamboo ratio 50:50 are more suitable for pyrolysis and combustion purposes with lower sulfur emissions.

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