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Experimental Investigations on the Characteristics of Biomass and Coal-Biomass Fuel Briquettes

Sing, C. Y. and Aris, M. Shiraz and Al-Kayiem, Hussain H. (2013) Experimental Investigations on the Characteristics of Biomass and Coal-Biomass Fuel Briquettes. [Citation Index Journal]

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Combustion of coal, a fossil fuel, in power plant, is a major source of carbon dioxide emission, a greenhouse gas that causes global warming. Malaysia is one of the major exporters of palm oil and has 421 palm oil mills operating in 2010. Some of the residues from these mills like palm kernel shell and palm mesocarp fibre were converted into value-added products. An optimum biomass fuel briquette was obtained with palm kernel shell and palm mesocarp fibre as the major ingredients. Co-firing coal with biomass is a possible approach for power plant to curb the excessive emission of carbon dioxide. In this study, bio-briquette having 50% coal and 50% biomass which consisted of the ingredients of optimum biomass fuel briquette were studied in details. Comparison of the fuel properties, combustion characteristics and carbon dioxide emission between the optimum biomass fuel briquette and bio-briquette was made.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Subjects:T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Mechanical Engineering - Energy - Sustainable energy - Biomass
Departments / MOR / COE:Mission Oriented Research > Energy
ID Code:10652
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Hussain H. Al-Kayiem
Deposited On:16 Dec 2013 23:48
Last Modified:16 Dec 2013 23:48

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