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Modification of Commercial Briquetting Machine to Produce 35mm Diameter Briquettes Suitable for Gasification and Combustion
Renewable Energy (2007)
  • R. N. Singh, Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute
  • Prakash Bhoi, Georgia Southern University
  • S. R. Patel, Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute
Abstract
This paper describes an experience on producing 35 mm dia briquettes with a modified commercial briquetting machine and the results of studies on the combustion and gasification behavior of briquettes. Study reveals that at 12% (w.b.) moisture content of groundnut shell powder (1180–150 μm), good quality briquettes can be made, but it reduces the production rate and increases the power requirement. Combustion as well as gasification studies revealed that biomass briquettes of 35 mm diameter do not crumble or disintegrate during the conversion process, therefore these are suitable as feedstock for gasifiers.
Keywords
  • Biomass briquette,
  • Combustion,
  • Gasification
Publication Date
March, 2007
DOI
10.1016/j.renene.2006.02.001
Citation Information
R. N. Singh, Prakash Bhoi and S. R. Patel. "Modification of Commercial Briquetting Machine to Produce 35mm Diameter Briquettes Suitable for Gasification and Combustion" Renewable Energy Vol. 32 Iss. 3 (2007) p. 474 - 479 ISSN: 0960-1481
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/prakash-bhoi/12/