On the Use of Conventional and Soft Computing Models for Prediction of Gross Calorific Value (GCV) of Coal


YALÇIN ERİK N. , YILMAZ I.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COAL PREPARATION AND UTILIZATION, vol.31, no.1, pp.32-59, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/19392699.2010.534683
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COAL PREPARATION AND UTILIZATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.32-59

Abstract

Gross calorific value (GCV) is an important characteristic of coal and organic shale; the determination of GCV, however, is difficult, time-consuming, and expensive and is also a destructive analysis. In this article, the use of some soft computing techniques such as ANNs (artificial neural networks) and ANFIS (adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system) for predicting GCV (gross calorific value) of coals is described and compared with the traditional statistical model of MR (multiple regression). This article shows that the constructed ANFIS models exhibit high performance for predicting GCV. The use of soft computing techniques will provide new approaches and methodologies in prediction of some parameters in investigations about the fuel.