Application of real valued genetic algorithm on prediction of higher heating values of various lignocellulosic materials using lignin and extractive contents

Akdeniz F., Bicil M., KARADEDE Y., Ozbek F. E. , ÖZDEMİR G.

ENERGY, vol.160, pp.1047-1054, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 160
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/
  • Journal Name: ENERGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1047-1054
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


The higher heating values (HHVs) of 11 non-wood lignocellulosic materials from Turkey were measured experimentally and calculated incorporating various theoretical models with the values of both lignin and extractive contents. Multiple linear regression (MLR) and real valued genetic algorithm (RVGA) were used to derive the theoretical models. A non-linear RVGA6 model was determined as the best non-linear model considering the experimental results with a regression coefficient of 92% coefficient of determination (R-2), 0.301 sum of squared errors (SSE), 0301 mean squared errors (MSE), 0.548 root mean squared errors (RMSE) and 0.0187 mean absolute percentage error (MAPE) and is proposed as a better alternative for theoretical HHV calculations to the multiple linear modellings such as MLR and RVGAl. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.