Second law analysis of various types of coal and woody biomass in Turkey

BILGEN S., Kaygusuz K., SARI A.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.26, no.11, pp.1083-1094, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908310490494621
  • Journal Name: ENERGY SOURCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1083-1094
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This article presents a first and second law, or exergy and energy analysis, of various types of wood and coal samples with Turkish origins. The projected increase in coal utilization in power plants and wood utilization in domestic heating makes it desirable to evaluate the energy content of coal and wood both quantitatively and qualitatively, which will result in proper design, matching, and installation of equipment. In any process, it is thought useful to obtain work of the second law analysis or exergy analysis, as well as the first law analysis.