Effect of heating rate and particle size on the pyrolysis of Goynuk oil shale


Degirmenci L., Durusoy T.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.27, no.9, pp.787-795, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908310490449531
  • Journal Name: ENERGY SOURCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.787-795
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Pyrolysis kinetics of (- 210 + 149), (- 250 + 210) and (- 420 + 250) mu m particle size Goynuk oil shale was investigated under non-isothermal conditions with a heating rate of 10 - 60 K/min in the 298 - 1173 K pyrolysis temperature interval under argon atmosphere. The pyrolysis characteristics of the samples were analyzed using TG/DTG curves. Differential thermogravimetric data were analyzed by a model assuming first order kinetics. Minimum activation energy was obtained as 0.6 kJ/mol with 60 K/min in (- 210 + 149) mu m. It appears from the results that higher heating rate values have a limiting effect on the behavior of the pyrolysis reaction.