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Characterization and Production of Fuel Briquettes Made from Biomass and Plastic Wastes

Version 1 : Received: 24 May 2017 / Approved: 24 May 2017 / Online: 24 May 2017 (17:14:42 CEST)

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Garrido, M.A.; Conesa, J.A.; Garcia, M.D. Characterization and Production of Fuel Briquettes Made from Biomass and Plastic Wastes. Energies 2017, 10, 850. Garrido, M.A.; Conesa, J.A.; Garcia, M.D. Characterization and Production of Fuel Briquettes Made from Biomass and Plastic Wastes. Energies 2017, 10, 850.

Journal reference: Energies 2017, 10, 850
DOI: 10.3390/en10070850

Abstract

In this study, the physical properties of briquettes produced from two different biomass feedstocks (sawdust and date palm trunk) and different plastic wastes were investigated, without using any external binding agent. The biomass feedstocks were blended with different ratios of two WEEE plastics (halogen-free wire and print circuit boards (PCB)) and automotive shredder residues (ASR). The briquettes production is studied at different waste proportions (10-30%), pressures (22-67 MPa) and temperatures (room-130 ˚C). Physical properties as density and durability rating were measured, usually increasing with temperature. Palm trunk gave better results than sawdust in most cases, due to its moisture content and the extremely fine particles that are easily obtained.

Subject Areas

WEEE; ASR; briquette; physical properties; biomass blend

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