Ash deposition in biomass combustion or co-firing for power/heat generation

Yuanyuan Shao, Jinsheng Wang, Fernando Preto, Jesse Zhu, Chunbao Xu

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This paper presents a concise overview of ash deposition in combustion or co-firing of biomass (woody biomass, agricultural residues, peat, etc.) with other fuels for power/heat generation. In this article, the following five research aspects on biomass combustion ash deposition are reviewed and discussed: influence of biomass fuel characteristics, deposit-related challenges, ash deposition monitoring and analysis of ash deposits, mechanisms and chemistry of fly ash deposition, and key technologies for reducing ash deposition and corrosion in biomass-involved combustion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5171-5189
Number of pages19
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Ash deposition
  • Biomass
  • Co-firing
  • Combustion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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