Optimization of Torrefaction Parameters for High Energetic Yields

Odusote, Jamiu and Adekunle, Adeleke and Olumuyiwa, Lasode and Malathi, M and Paswan, Dayanand (2019) Optimization of Torrefaction Parameters for High Energetic Yields. In: 11th International Symposium on Green and Sustainable Technologies for Materials Manufacturing and Processing, September 29-October 3, 2019, Portland, Ore.

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Torrefaction parameters for Tectona grandis (Melina wood) were optimised using a 2-level full factorial design (FFD) at temperature (240 - 300°C), residence time (30 - 60 min) and particle size (2 - 6 mm). The optimum parameters for high energetic yield obtained were temperature of 260℃, residence time of 60 minutes and 2 mm particle size. temperature was found to have greatest influence on the combustion properties of the Tectona grandis sample. The results showed that the volatile matters and moisture contents of the raw biomass increased from 79.26 to 54.90% and 7.23 to 2.87%, respectively, while the fixed carbon and HHV increased from 11.73 to 40.43% and 18.73 to 23.10MJ/kg, respectively after torrefaction at optimum conditions. This indicates that the torrefied Tectonas grandis has better energetic yields and thus can be employed in energy generation and metallurgical purposes.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Torrefaction, Optimisation, Tectona grandis, Energy Yeild
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
ID Code:8094
Deposited By:Malathi M
Deposited On:10 Feb 2020 17:24
Last Modified:17 Jun 2021 14:58

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