Effect of Pakistani Low Rank Coal and Banana Tree Waste on Gaseous Emissions through Co-combustion- An Environmental Approach

Mohammad Siddique, Suhail Ahmed Soomro, Abdul Sattar Jatoi, Hidayatullah Mahar, Ghulamullah Khan, Saeedullah Jan Mandokhail, Abdullah Khan, Deleep Kumar


With increasing problem of air pollution due to emission of different gases, biomass plays an important role to overcome this environmental issue. This research work gives an option regarding environmental problem as well as replaces the energy requirement. Coal and banana tree waste co-combustion done on laboratory scale muffle furnace with the help of stack gas analyzer. Gas emissions were measured at optimized temperature 3000C. The higher calorific value of blending ratio of 80/20 gives higher calorific value regarding other blending ratio. As for emission were analyzed that for NOX and SO2 blending ratio 80/20 give minimum emission for CO 90/10 and CO2 minimum emissions were observed at 100/100 banana tree waste.

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