Fossil Energies

Description

fossilenergies-calorymetry

Fossil fuels are mainly used for their heat content through combustion. In a first step, it is needed to classify the different fossil fuels, especially in term of fixed carbon. Heat capacity has to be known in the industrial process. Pyrolysis of fossil fuels can also be industrially used. A good knowledge of the gases emitted during the thermal transformation is needed.

Classification: Due to the large rank of solid fuels, especially coal, a classification based on the composition of the sample is needed. For coal, a standard thermogravimetric determination gives the ratio of moisture, volatiles, fixed carbon and ash.

Characterization: Pyrolysis is a thermal transformation that is very common with fossil fuels. As it produces different types of gases, the combination between thermogravimetry (TGA) and evolved gas analysis (EGA) is very helpful for such an investigation.

Combustion: DSC and calorimetry are used to investigate the combustion of fossil fuels and measure the corresponding heat of combustion. As a stoechiometry in oxygen is needed in such a pressure, the sample has to be heated under an adequate pressure of oxygen.

Heat capacity: If the calorific value of fossil fuel is of first importance, the knowledge of the value of its heat capacity is also necessary to establish the heat balance for the thermal process.

Wax appearance temperature (WAT) is easily determined by low temperature DSC

 Some References
VEOLIA Environnement

Associated products

High Pressure TGA up to 1200°C and 150 bar

THEMYS HP TGA

The THEMYS is the NEW benchmark for modular thermogravimetric analysis. The THEMYS is available in various platforms: Standard Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), high pressure TGA, Simultaneous Thermal Analysis (STA) TG/DSC, Differential Thermal Analysis / Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DTA/DSC), and Evolved Gas Analysis (EGA). The design of the...

Read more »

Simultaneous Thermal Analysis Platform (STA) with Evolved Gas Analysis (EGA) from ambient to 1600°C

THEMYS TGA/STA-EGA (Evolved Gas Analysis)

The THEMYS is the NEW benchmark for modular thermogravimetric analysis. The THEMYS is available in various platforms: Standard Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), high pressure TGA, Simultaneous Thermal Analysis (STA) TG/DSC, Differential Thermal Analysis / Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DTA/DSC), and Evolved Gas Analysis...

Read more »

Thermogravimetric Analyzer up to 1750°C

THEMYS TGA (Thermogravimetric Analysis)

The THEMYS is the NEW benchmark for modular thermogravimetric analysis. The THEMYS is available in various platforms: Standard Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), high pressure TGA, Simultaneous Thermal Analysis (STA) TG/DSC, Differential Thermal Analysis / Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DTA/DSC), and Evolved Gas Analysis (EGA). The design of the THEMYS is to provide...

Read more »

Simultaneous Thermal Analyzer (TGA/DSC – DTA) up to 1750°C

THEMYS STA (Simultaneous Thermal Analysis)

The THEMYS is the NEW benchmark for modular thermogravimetric analysis. The THEMYS is available in various platforms: Standard Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), high pressure TGA, Simultaneous Thermal Analysis (STA) TG/DSC, Differential Thermal Analysis / Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DTA/DSC), and Evolved Gas Analysis (EGA). The design of the...

Read more »

TGA, from ambient to 1150°C or 1600°C

LABSYS evo TGA

LABSYS evo is a user friendly, robust and highly powerful thermal analysis platform. HIGHLIGHTS include: • A comprehensive line of thermal analyzers with two temperature ranges chosen and optimized for distinct families of application: – RT – 1 150 °C, a cost effective solution mostly (but not only)...

Read more »

TGA, and Simultaneous TGA-DTA, TGA-DSC from ambient to 1150°C or 1600°C

LABSYS evo STA

LABSYS evo is a user friendly, robust and highly powerful thermal analysis platform. HIGHLIGHTS include: • A comprehensive line of thermal analyzers with two temperature ranges chosen and optimized for distinct families of application: – RT – 1 150 °C, a cost effective solution...

Read more »

Customized solutions

You’re being told it won’t work? Let’s find a solution together! High end research and development require more and more specialized analytical equipment. Today, one cannot trust anymore experimental data acquired under conditions that are far away from the true conditions of use of materials. Moreover, researchers want to acquire more and more information from...

Read more »

Large volume & high temperature TGA/STA-EGA (ambient to 2000°C)

96 Line TGA/STA-EGA

This is an extremely high performance weighing module used with the TGA 96. This balance can weigh samples up to 100 g and is well suited to measuring both micro-quantities of samples (a few milligrams) as well as large, dense samples while maintaining measurement resolution to...

Read more »

High-performance simultaneous TGA & DTA / DSC (ambient / 2400°C) with Evolved Gas Analysis

SETSYS Evolution TGA/STA-EGA

  The HIGHLIGHTS SETSYS Evolution is the standard for high performance TGA, TG-DSC and TG-DTA application.  It is based on a complete modular thermal analysis platform for – TGA, DTA and DSC – Simultaneous TGA/DTA and TGA/DSC – The key to...

Read more »

TGA-EGA and Simultaneous STA-EGA, from ambient to 1150°C or 1600°C

LABSYS evo TGA/STA-EGA

THE HIGHLIGHTS Simplicity of use: thanks to both an ergonomic design and the dedicated market leading Calisto software, LABSYS evo is user friendly and intuitive to operate – LABSYS evo offers a “Plug & play” gas analyzer coupling device,enabling simultaneous MS, FTIR or GC/MS connections....

Read more »

Documentation

Application notes
Articles See articles