Ozgur, Emre
Miller, Sharon Falcone
Miller, Bruce G.
Kök, Mustafa Verşan
The effect of co-firing of biomass fuels with oil shale on combustion was investigated Thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry were the tools used to perform the investigation. Since the combustion of biomass is highly exothermic, biomass fuels can serve as an appropriate fuel feedstock. Biomass fuels producing much volatile matter and containing less cellulose are good candidates for co-firing with oil shale. The biomass samples used in the study were hazelnut shell, wheat bran, poplar, and miscanthus. Co-firing of biomass/oil shale blends was performed using different biomass ratios (10, 20 and 50% by weight).


Pyrolysis and Combustion Studies of Fossil Fuels by Thermal Analysis Methods Review
Kök, Mustafa Verşan (1995-02-01)
Instances where differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis have been applied to study the pyrolysis and combustion behaviour of fossil fuels (peat, lignite, bituminous coals, anthracite, oil shales, crude oils, lignite-oil mixtures, etc.) are reviewed. The literature survey showed that thermal methods were important not only theoretically but also from a practical point of view.
Thermal analysis applications in fossil fuel science - Literature survey
Kök, Mustafa Verşan (2002-01-01)
In this study, instances where thermal analysis techniques ( differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetry, differential thermal analysis, etc.) have been applied for fossil fuel characterisation and kinetics are reviewed. The scientific results presented clearly showed that thermal analysis is a well-established technique used in fossil fuel research area. The literature survey showed that thermal methods were important not only theoretically but also from a practical point of view.
Thermal behavior and kinetics of crude oils at low heating rates by differential scanning calorimeter
Kök, Mustafa Verşan (2012-04-01)
The objective of this research was to investigate thermal behavior and kinetics of different origin crude oils in limestone matrix by differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) at low heating rates. In DSC experiments, three distinct reaction regions were identified in all of the crude oil + limestone mixtures known as low temperature oxidation (LTO), fuel deposition (FD) and high temperature oxidation (HTO) respectively. Kinetic analysis of the crude oil samples was determined by different models known as AST...
Catalytic effects of metallic additives on the combustion properties of crude oils by thermal analysis techniques
Kök, Mustafa Verşan (2001-08-20)
Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) was applied to crude oil combustion in the presence and absence of metal chlorides. It was observed that in the presence of smaller ratios of metallic additives, the surface reactions were predominant and the catalyst did not affect the reactions much. Three reaction regions were identified as low temperature oxidation (LTO), middle temperature oxidation (MTO) and high temperature oxidation (HTO). Kinetic parameters of the reaction regions were determined with two dif...
Thermal investigation of Seyitomer oil shale
Kök, Mustafa Verşan (2001-03-22)
This research presents the results of experimental study on the thermal investigation of Seyitomer oil shale sample. Thermogravimetry (TG/DTG) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) were used to determine the thermal behaviour of the oil shale sample. From the experiments and kinetic analysis, it was observed that Seyitomer oil shale sample have more than one reaction region where the activation energies of the first region are higher. Higher heating rates resulted in higher reaction temperatures both ...
Citation Formats
E. Ozgur, S. F. Miller, B. G. Miller, and M. V. Kök, “THERMAL ANALYSIS OF CO-FIRING OF OIL SHALE AND BIOMASS FUELS,” OIL SHALE, pp. 190–201, 2012, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: