Development of a Pelletizing Process to Improve the Properties of Biomass Pellets
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- Biomass pellet, Rice husk, Additives, Properties, Extractive, Selection
Energy from biomass sources has earned significant interest in recent times. In the present research, an attempt has been made to develop a pelletizing process to improve the properties of biomass pellets, as many of the important properties of the pellets are dependent upon the raw and additives materials. Thus, their proper selection has a vital role in producing better quality pellets. The information about the material properties of raw materials, such as rice husk and sawdust, as well as their effect over the quality of the manufactured pellets were studied. The thermochemical properties of various rice husks have been analyzed to improve the decision to select better quality raw materials for the pelletizing process. The chemical composition of three other biomass raw materials (namely beech, spruce, and straw) has also been analyzed to prove that the presence of hydrophobic extractives has a significant influence on the bonding quality between biomass particles during the pelletizing process. Therefore, choosing a less extractive raw material is beneficial for the pelletizing process. After analyzing the thermochemical properties of various rice husks, ROK 14 and BRRI 46 were found better for pellets production. The beech type of raw materials was found to be more suitable for its adhesive bonding ability during pelletization. The present study also discusses the properties of various starch as additives and their effect on the production of pellet characteristics, and the Oxidized Corn starch was found to be the best additive, in the peasant research, as it not only improves properties but also reduces power consumption.
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TY - CONF AU - Faysal Ahmmad AU - Md. Sohel AU - Mazharul Islam AU - Farid Nasir Ani AU - Tahzinul Islam PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/22 TI - Development of a Pelletizing Process to Improve the Properties of Biomass Pellets BT - Proceedings of the International Seminar of Science and Applied Technology (ISSAT 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 337 EP - 343 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.201221.056 DO - 10.2991/aer.k.201221.056 ID - Ahmmad2020 ER -