Measurement of Flue Gas Emission of Pellets Obtained from the Mixture of Rose Oil Processing Wastes, Lignite Coal Dust and Pine Barks

Atay O. A. , Ekinci K. , Umucu Y.

JOURNAL OF TEKIRDAG AGRICULTURE FACULTY-TEKIRDAG ZIRAAT FAKULTESI DERGISI, cilt.13, sa.2, ss.1-9, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-9


In this study, six different pellets were produced using six different ratios of rose oil processing wastes, lignite coal dust and pine barks. A pelletizing machine with a capacity of 50-60 kg per hour for small-scale enterprises was used to pellet. Physical and chemical properties of the pellets were determined. A flue gas analyzer was used to determine the flue gas emissions (CO, CO2, SO2, NOx and O-2), flue gas temperature and combustion efficiency of pellets burned in traditional bucket stoves, commonly used for household heating and cooking. Flue gas emissions values measured after combustion of all the pellets (except for the pellets consisting of 75% of lignite coal dust) was found to be below the limit values specified in Turkish Regulation on Air Pollution Caused by Heating and they could be utilized for burning process in stoves. Furthermore, the results of the study showed that organic wastes/residues such as rose oil processing wastes and pine barks could be utilized for production of pellets. Addition of the certain amount of lignite coal dust in the mixture of pellets has been found to improve the combustion properties of the pellets.