Thermochemical characteristics of sugar cane bagasse pellets
2005 (English)In: Fuel, ISSN 0016-2361, Vol. 84, no 5, 569-575 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Pelletisation facilitates utilisation of sugar cane bagasse as a fuel and storage for year-round electricity generation. The present work determines thermochemical characteristics of bagasse pellets of different sizes and origins, using various temperatures (600, 750 and 900 degrees C) and gas flow rates (4, 7 and 10 L/min) with varying concentrations of oxygen (5, 10 and 15 %) in mixtures with nitrogen. Of major interest are the effects of raw material, origin and size of pellets, and the treatment conditions on the rate of pyrolysis and the structure and reactivity of char in combustion. The char yield of the larger pellets of high-ash content bagasse was practically independent of treatment conditions. Smaller pellets gave better mechanical stability of the char but lower reactivity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 84, no 5, 569-575 p.
flaming pyrolysis, pellets, bagasse, gasification, SOFTWOOD PELLETS
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-14063DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2004.10.005ISI: 000226877100011ScopusID: 2-s2.0-10844244604OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-14063DiVA: diva2:329545
QC 201007122010-07-122010-07-122010-11-29Bibliographically approved