This study focuses on the combustion behaviour of poultry litter which was experimentally studied in a fixed bed lab-scale reactor. The combustion experiments not only provided useful insights pertaining to the thermal decomposition of poultry litter over time, release of main gaseous compounds and nitrogen (N) species, but also the release of elements found initially in the ash composition. The main gaseous species were released during the devolatilisation phase, whereas Ammonia (NH3) was found to be the most abundant compound of N-gaseous species (45%) followed by nitrogen oxide (NO) with a fraction of ~10%. Alkali metals showed moderate release rates, whilst Chlorine (Cl) was observed to have the highest one (90%) of the ash forming elements, depicting the high volatility of the specific compound.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Event||29th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2021 - Virtual, Online|
Duration: 26 Apr 2021 → 29 Apr 2021
- Animal residue
- Fixed bed