Copper in Biomass Fuels and Its Effect on Combustion Processes

Fiseha Tesfaye*, Daniel Lindberg, Mykola Moroz, Mikko Hupa, Leena Hupa

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The role of Cu-based phases in combustion processes has boldly emerged with the drastic increase in waste combustion, initiating the need to update thermodynamic databases for a better understanding and control of problems arising at high temperature. In the present work, we have reviewed the content and sources of Cu in selected biomass fuels and ashes, and examined the mechanisms through which it affects combustion processes and the environment. Phase equilibria and thermodynamic properties of phases in the CuCl-CuSO 4 system and their effects on the melting behavior of chlorides and sulfates of Na, K, Cu, Pb, Zn, and Fe were investigated. The observed results are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMinerals, Metals and Materials Series
EditorsFiseha Tesfaye, Lei Zhang, Donna Post Guillen, Ziqi Sun, Alafara Abdullahi Baba, Neale R. Neelameggham, Mingming Zhang, Dirk E. Verhulst, Shafiq Alam
Place of PublicationSwitzerland AG
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-92559-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-92558-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book
EventTMS 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibition - Anaheim Convention Center & Anaheim Marriott , Anaheim, United States
Duration: 27 Feb 20223 Mar 2022
Conference number: 151

Publication series

NameMinerals, Metals and Materials Series
ISSN (Print)2367-1181
ISSN (Electronic)2367-1696


ConferenceTMS 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Abbreviated titleTMS2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Internet address


  • Renewable fuels
  • Copper
  • Eutectic melt formation
  • High-temperature processes
  • Thermochemical data


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