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Analysis of Physical and Combustion Characteristics of Briquetting Mechanisms

Author(s):

A.Saran Raj , NANDHA ENGINEERING COLLEGE; A D Latha, NANDHA ENGINEERING COLLEGE

Keywords:

Briquetting mechanisms, charcoal, wood chips

Abstract

A briquette is a compressed block of coal dust or other combustible biomass material such as charcoal, sawdust, wood chips, peat, or paper used for fuel and kindling to start a fire. The present study deals with determination of physical and combustion characteristics like length, diameter, mass, density, compressive strength, shearing strength, moisture contents, total ash contents, fixed carbon, volatile matter, gross calorific value of Sawdust briquette. Briquette quality is evaluated mainly by briquette density. Briquette density is very important beginning the viewpoint of manipulation, burning speed, briquette durability, etc. During our studies, theoretical analyses of parameters which have an impact on briquette quality are conducted. The compression test and shear test were conducted using manual compression machine.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV3I120411
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 12
Publication Date: 01/03/2016
Page(s): 395-398

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