This month we present a paper authored by Krzysztof Głód and Ryszard Wasielewski, from Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal.  The paper entitled „Emission results of combustion process of fatty acids distillation residue in an oil boiler – comparison to heavy fuel oil”  was published in Scientific Review Engineering and Environmental Sciences.


The results of the research on energy usage of the fatty acids distillation residue are presented. Distillation residue constitutes a material of biogenic origin, which is created only as a result of physical processing of animal fats without using additional chemicals. This material exhibits similar physicochemical properties as the heavy heating oil and may be its substitute. Industrial comparative tests of combusting of distillation residue and also of the heavy heating oil in an oil boiler were conducted. The research was conducted at the rated and minimum capacities of the boiler. It has been stated that combusting of the distillation residue of the fatty acids in a tested oil boiler does not bring about any technological difficulties. No threat of the elevated emission of pollutants into the atmosphere was exhibited. Installation of the boiler fulfill all emission standards required for combustion of the liquid fuels. Combustion of fatty acids distillation residue contributes to the reduction of the previous emission of pollutants from burning of the heavy fuel oil, significantly in scope of SO2.

The paper can be read here.

We wish you a pleasant reading!