A Laboratory-Scale Study of Peat Fire Life-cycle Using Integrated Experimental Rig

Hafizha Mulyasih, Bintang Farhan Muhammad, Reza Adyanto Nugroho, Jeihan Kartika Hapsari, Ridho Irwansyah, Yulianto Sulistyo Nugroho

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Abstract

The phenomenon of peat fires has been studied by many researchers around the world on a laboratory scale. Transporting peat soil from the field to the laboratory, adapting research procedures for a smaller-scale experiment, and maintaining the quality of the data collected are all difficulties that must be considered. This paper delivered those issues by an integrated experimental rig that allows comparative analyses with a comprehensive set of experimental data collection covering ignition, mass loss rate, temperature profiles, subsidence, gaseous emission, particulate matter released, and suppression method. The reactor, thermocouples, thermal camera system, data acquisition, and electric heater were all supported by the mainframe of the rig, which is made of steel. The buoyancy calorimeter was inserted above the smoldering reactor to collect gases and particulate matter released by the operation for measurement and subsequent analysis. The initial results are presented in order to describe the experimental rig performance, which provides an important correlation for a thorough peat fire life cycle analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number179288
JournalThermochimica Acta
Volume715
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2022

Keywords

  • An experimental rig
  • Laboratory scaled
  • Life-cycle
  • Peat fire
  • Peat smoldering

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