Environmental Aspects and Energy Characteristics of the Combustion of Composite Fuels Based on Peat, Oil, and Water

K. Yu Vershinina, V. V. Dorokhov, G. S. Nyashina, D. S. Romanov

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Abstract: The necessary conditions and integral characteristics of the ignition and subsequent combustion of mixed fuels prepared on the basis of peat, crude oil, and water were studied. Fuel mixtures were burned in the form of a layer (a weighed sample), slurry droplets, or pellets in a model combustion chamber at a temperature of 300–900°C. The results were compared with data obtained upon the combustion of lean coal under analogous conditions. The experimental results illustrate the energy and environmental feasibility of the combined burning of peat and oil-containing components in a fuel and energy cycle. As found experimentally, the composite fuels have a sufficiently high energy and environmental potential, and they can be used as a primary or secondary energy source.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-302
Number of pages9
JournalSolid Fuel Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019



  • composite fuel
  • crude oil
  • emissions
  • ignition
  • peat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology

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