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Title: Petrography of feed coals in the Soma power plant, Manisa, Turkey

Abstract

The coal-bearing Soma basin is one of the most productive lacustrine coal basins of western Anatolia-Turkey. This study mainly focuses on petrography of the feed coals (FCs) in the Soma power plant. A total of 16 feed coal samples were systematically collected once a week over an eight-week period from both group boiler units, B1-4 with 660 MW and B5-6 with 330 MW capacity. The most abundant maceral group of FCs is huminite, in which texto-ulminite, eu-ulminite, attrinite, densinite are rich. Liptinite group macerals in FCs include mainly sporinite, resinite, and liptodetrinite, which are considerably higher than the other identified liptinite macerals. In the inertinite group, fusinite and inertodetrinite are more abundant. Identifiable minerals with petrographical studies are pyrite, siderite, other minerals (e. g., carbonates, clay minerals, quartz, feldspar, etc.), and fossil shells. This study shows that FCs used are subbituminous in rank with mean random ulminite reflectance of 0.43% Rr oil from B1-4 units and 0.39% Rr oil from B5-6 units. This indicates that coal rank is slightly higher in the central mines (southern Soma) than in the Denis mines (northern Soma).

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Hacettepe University, Beytepe (Turkey). Dept. of Geological Engineering
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20813319
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery Utilisation and Environmental Effects; Journal Volume: 28; Journal Issue: 16
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; PETROGRAPHY; SUBBITUMINOUS COAL; MACERALS; TURKEY; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; REFLECTIVITY; VITRINITE

Citation Formats

Bulut, Y., and Karayigit, A.I. Petrography of feed coals in the Soma power plant, Manisa, Turkey. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1080/009083190910578.
Bulut, Y., & Karayigit, A.I. Petrography of feed coals in the Soma power plant, Manisa, Turkey. United States. doi:10.1080/009083190910578.
Bulut, Y., and Karayigit, A.I. Fri . "Petrography of feed coals in the Soma power plant, Manisa, Turkey". United States. doi:10.1080/009083190910578.
@article{osti_20813319,
title = {Petrography of feed coals in the Soma power plant, Manisa, Turkey},
author = {Bulut, Y. and Karayigit, A.I.},
abstractNote = {The coal-bearing Soma basin is one of the most productive lacustrine coal basins of western Anatolia-Turkey. This study mainly focuses on petrography of the feed coals (FCs) in the Soma power plant. A total of 16 feed coal samples were systematically collected once a week over an eight-week period from both group boiler units, B1-4 with 660 MW and B5-6 with 330 MW capacity. The most abundant maceral group of FCs is huminite, in which texto-ulminite, eu-ulminite, attrinite, densinite are rich. Liptinite group macerals in FCs include mainly sporinite, resinite, and liptodetrinite, which are considerably higher than the other identified liptinite macerals. In the inertinite group, fusinite and inertodetrinite are more abundant. Identifiable minerals with petrographical studies are pyrite, siderite, other minerals (e. g., carbonates, clay minerals, quartz, feldspar, etc.), and fossil shells. This study shows that FCs used are subbituminous in rank with mean random ulminite reflectance of 0.43% Rr oil from B1-4 units and 0.39% Rr oil from B5-6 units. This indicates that coal rank is slightly higher in the central mines (southern Soma) than in the Denis mines (northern Soma).},
doi = {10.1080/009083190910578},
journal = {Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery Utilisation and Environmental Effects},
number = 16,
volume = 28,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Fri Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}