PYROLYSIS KINETICS OF OIL SHALE FROM ULUKISLA, TURKEY


Sutcu H., Piskin S.

OIL SHALE, vol.26, no.4, pp.491-499, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.3176/oil.2009.4.05
  • Journal Name: OIL SHALE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.491-499
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Ulukisla oil shale in Turkey was pyrolysed at varying heating rates by thermogravimetric analysis. Kinetic analysis was undertaken at the decomposition steps of pyrolysis using the Coats & Redfern kinetic method. In addition, activation energies and reaction orders of the steps were calculated. Moreover, structural analysis of the oil shale sample was carried out by FTIR spectrometry, X-Ray diffractometry and XRF spectrometry.