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Any source of heat energy is termed as fuel. The term fuel includes all combustible substances obtained in bulk. Fuel is a substance which produces a large amount of heat when burnt with oxygen of the atmospheric air. Fuels are primarily used for heating purpose.


Fuels are of following types

Solid Fuel Coal, Peat, Lignite, Wood, Coke, Anthracite, Bituminous, Liquid Fuel Petrol, Diesel, Kerosene, Coal tar, Molasses, Sprit, Shale oil, Gaseous Fuel Methane, Coal gas, Producer gas, Compressed blast furnace gas, Town gas, Water gas, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Electricity used in producing heat


The good fuel should have following qualities:

  1. Should have low ignition point.

  2. Should has high calorific value

  3. Should produce minimum quantity of smoke

  4. Should be easy to store and transport

  5. Should have moderate rate of combustion

  6. Should have low content of volatile material

  7. Should not produce poisonous products on combustion

  8. Should be available readily and plentiful

Solid fuel

Advantages of solid fuel

1. They are east to transport
2. They are convenient to store without any risk of spontaneous explosion
3. Their cost of production is low
4. They posses moderate ignition temperature
Disadvantages of solid fuel

1. Their ash contents are high
2. Combustion efficiency is low
3. They have low calorific value
4. Large space is required for their storage
5. Their combustion operation can not be controlled

Liquid Fuel

Advantages of Liquid fuel

1. Storage space required is minimum
2. They have high calorific value
3. Fuels do not deteriorate during storage
4. Their flames can be controlled
5. They have low ignition temperature

Disadvantages of Liquid fuel

1. Heat produced is costly
2. Requires costly and special storage tank
3. They give bad odour
4. Burners chocking is possible

Gaseous Fuel

Advantages of Gaseous fuel

1. They have higher calorific value
2. They can be lighted at moments notice
3. Conveyed easily through pipe lines
4. Burns without ash and smoke
5. Cleanliness in use

Disadvantages of Gaseous fuel

1. Very large storage tank is needed
2. They are highly inflammable
3. The risk of explosion is associated with gaseous fuels


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