Estimation of calorific values of fuels from lignocellulosics

Demirbas A., Gullu D. , Caglar A., Akdeniz F.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.19, no.8, pp.765-770, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908319708908888
  • Journal Name: ENERGY SOURCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.765-770
  • Keywords: calorific value, higher heating value, lignocellulosics, lower heating value, ultimate analysis, HAZEL NUT SHELL, PYROLYSIS, LIQUEFACTION, COMBUSTION, EXTRACTION, WOOD
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: No


Four formulae have been developed for estimating the higher hearing values of fuels from different lignocellulosics from their ultimate analysis data. In order to obtain these formulae, 25 samples from different sources were analyzed to calculate calorific values by using ultimate analysis data. The mean differences between observed and calculated calorific values using the formulae developed range from -0.54% to 0.26%.