Co-combustion performance of oil shale and biomass fuels

Özgür, Emre
Miller, Sharon Falcone
Miller, Bruce G.
Kök, Mustafa Verşan
In this study, the thermal analysis of co-combustion of biomass fuels and oil shale were investigated. The objective was to assess the effect of the biomass on combustion performance when blended with oil shale. Thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry were used to analyze the samples. The biomass samples studied were hazelnut shell, wheat bran, poplar, and miscanthus. Co-combustion of blends were performed at different biomass proportions (10, 20, 50 % by wt.).
27th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference 2010, PCC 2010


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Citation Formats
E. Özgür, S. F. Miller, B. G. Miller, and M. V. Kök, “Co-combustion performance of oil shale and biomass fuels,” İstanbul, Türkiye, 2010, vol. 3, Accessed: 00, 2023. [Online]. Available: