JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY, vol.96, no.1, pp.189-194, 2009 (SCI-Expanded)
The combustion kinetics of Goynuk oil shale, polystyrene and several polystyrene-oil shale blends were investigated by thermogravimetric analysis in the present study. Experiments were conducted at non-isothermal conditions with a heating rate of 5, 10 and 20 K min(-1) in the 298-1173 K temperature interval under an air atmosphere. Differential thermogravimetric data were analyzed by two different models. Effects of blending ratio of oil shale and polystyrene and heating rate on the combustion kinetics were investigated. Kinetic parameters were determined and the results were discussed.