Combustion characteristic of torrefied woody biomass optimized by proximate and element analysis indexes

Wei Chieh Kuo, Yueh Heng Li, Chih Hsin Hsieh

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Abstract

Since the industrial revolution, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has been unprecedentedly rising. Burning of traditional fossil fuels for thermal and power generation results into the increase of greenhouse gases emission. In order to effectively achieve carbon dioxide abatement, the strategy of partially replacing coal with biomass as carbon neutral has become a trend globally. However, the solid fuel properties between raw materials and coal are very distinct. Torrefaction, considered as one of thermal degradation process, can effectively improve the grindability, hydrophobicity and heating value of solid fuel. In this study, Taguchi method was employed to probe the optimization parameters of Alee trees torrefaction process for maximizing the solid combustion, evaluating via the criterion of the combination index derived from proximate analysis and element analysis. EFB is chosen as another materials to validate the variability of the two developed index.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
Event12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2019 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: 2019 Jul 12019 Jul 5

Conference

Conference12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2019
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period19-07-0119-07-05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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