Spread rate of peat smouldering on laboratory scale experiment with reactors of different sizes

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Abstract

Knowledge of the smoldering peat propagation is important to study the correlation of each peat characteristic's fire hazard potential level by peat fires in the field. The experiment was conducted at a laboratory scale to looks at the effect of reactor sizes using reactors of 10×10×10 cm and 40×40×20 cm size to study the heat transfer phenomena that occur. The samples used were from Rokan Hilir (ROHIL) and Palangkaraya (PKY). The results found that testing using a 10×10×10 cm reactor for ROHIL peat did not propagate successfully, while PKY peat showed very high spread rate values because the heat accumulated in a narrow space. The smoldering spread rate can be identified using the 40×40×20 cm reactor, 1.47 cm/h for ROHIL peat, and 5.13 cm/h for PKY peat. The small reactor cannot be used to observe the spread rate of peat smouldering, which is more than 5 cm/hour, so an appropriate observation distance is needed to study peat smouldering combustion behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2020
EditorsRidho Irwansyah, Muhammad Arif Budiyanto
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735441286
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2021
Event5th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2020 - Depok, Indonesia
Duration: 29 Oct 202030 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2376
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference5th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2020
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityDepok
Period29/10/2030/10/20

Keywords

  • Peat
  • Reactor size
  • Smoldering combustion
  • Spread rate

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