Modern energy services are of utmost importance concerning economic growth and constant improvement in quality of life. All available sources of energy are essential to meet future energy demand, including coal. For the past decade, global coal consumption has grown faster than any other fuel owing to its utilization e.g. in electricity generation, steel production and cement manufacturing. Here, elemental analysis allows for classification of coal based on total carbon and sulfur content which may be converted to CO2 and SO2 emission. Moreover, understanding the carbon-hydrogen ratio reveals the heating value.
In today’s competitive energy market, renewable, sustainable biomass energy sources are becoming more important than ever. Solid biofuels present unique challenges to elemental analyzers due to their difficulty to homogenize and large elemental ratios. Elementar customers benefit from industry-leading technology for quality and emission control in coal, coke, and biomass fuels.