In this research, the relationship between particle size and combustion kinetics and combustion properties of lignite samples
was examined by utilizing the thermogravimetric (TG/DTG) and differential thermal analysis (DTA) techniques. The lignite samples
separated into different size fractions were subjected to non-isothermal thermogravimetric analysis between ambient and 900�C
in the presence of 50 mL min−1 air flow rate. Activation energy (E) and Arrhenius constant (Ar) of combustion reaction of each size was evaluated by applying Arrhenius kinetic model to the resulting data. Combustion
properties of the samples were interpreted by careful examination of the curves. The apparent activation energies in major
combustion region were calculated as 41.03 and 53.11 kJ mol−1 for the largest size (−2360+2000 μm) and the finest size (−38 μm), respectively.