Mr Ikhazuangbe Prosper Monday-ohien and Amadi, E. E., Ikhazuangbe, P.M.O.   (Published 2020)

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The study was conducted to compare the combustion properties of briquettes
produced from sawdust and palm frond using different mixing ratios which will serve as a
substitute for kerosene and LPG. In obtaining these results, five different briquettes were
produced using locally sourced cassava starch as binder in the sawdust (s): palm frond (p)
ratios of 0:1, 1:3, 1:1, 3:1 and 1:0: A 0%S: 100%P, B 25%S: 75%P, C 50%S: 50%P, D 75%S:
25%P and E 100S:0%P. The attainment of each sample with various weight percentages was
evaluated using proximate analysis. The biomass combination was changed into compacted
form of briquette through a manual screw press machine process. The briquettes attributes
were correlated at different weight percentage following standard testing analysis which
included proximate analyses such as density, moisture content, volatile matter, ash content
and calorific value analysis. The experimental results showed that D -75%S: 25%P sawdust
to palm frond gave the optimum results. This also showed that D (3S: 1P) attained a good
combustion characteristics. This could serve as a substitute to firewood and other biomass
fuel industrially and domestically. It could be deduced that the production of the briquettes is
feasible, cheaper than kerosene and environmentally friendly.

Item Type: Journal article(non-copyrighted)
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Keywords: Briquette, Biomass, Renewable energy, Oil palm frond, Sawdust
Department: Chemical Engineering
Field of Study: Engineering- Chemical
Uploaded By: Chukwuemeka Obasi Chijioke
Date Added: 12 Jan 2022 8:05am
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022
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