Investigation of smoldering combustion propagation of dried peat

Pither Palamba, M. L. Ramadhan, F. A. Imran, Engkos Achmad Kosasih, Yulianto Sulistyo Nugroho

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Abstract

Smoldering is a form of combustion characterised by flameless burning of porous materials. Smoldering combustion of porous and organic soil such as peat, is considered as a major contributor to haze problem during wildland fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia. With almost half of tropical peatland worldwide, and vast area that resulted in its rich agricultural diversity, Indonesia possessed many variants of peat throughout the region. Thus, further highlighting the importance of characterizing the thermal properties of different varieties of peats for further analysis. An experimental test method was built to analyse the differences of varying peats from different parts of Indonesia, regarding its smoldering combustion propagation. In this case, peat from Papua and South Sumatera were analysed. A cylindrical wire meshed container of 190?cm 3 in volume, was filled with dried peat. The temperature data and mass loss during the smoldering combustion was gathered using thermocouples and a DAQ system. After the experimental apparatus was set, a smoldering combustion of the dried peats was initiated at the top of the container using an electric heater. The results of the experiment showed a smoldering temperature of about 600°C and with a smoldering propagation rate of about 4.50 to 4.75?cm/h for both peat samples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRenewable Energy Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, iTREC 2016
EditorsNofrijon Sofyan
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414945
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2017
Event1st International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference: Renewable Energy Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development, iTREC 2016 - Bogor, Indonesia
Duration: 26 Oct 201628 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1826
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference1st International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference: Renewable Energy Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development, iTREC 2016
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityBogor
Period26/10/1628/10/16

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