Characteristic Analysis of Bio-coal Briquette (Coal and Groundnut Shell Admixtures)

Authors(2) :-Oji Akuma, Monday Charles

In this research work, briquettes of coal and groundnut shell were produced. The different briquette samples produced were made by blending various compositions of coal and grinded groundnut shell in the following ratios of 100:0, 80:20, 60:40, 40:60, 20:80 and 0:100 using clay/rice starch as a binder and calcium oxide as the desulphurizing agent. The briquettes were produced mechanically using a manual briquetting machine. The results of the characteristic and post-briquette analysis showed that the different compositions of the briquettes had reasonable calorific value but that 60% coal:40% groundnut shell briquettes with following values for ash content 32.5 %, fixed carbon 51.50 %, moisture content 7 %, density 0.71 g/cm3, volatile matter 9.0 %, porosity index 48.12 %, HCV 12.10 MJ/kg, LCV 8.04MJ/Kg water boiling test 20 mins, ignition time 13 mins, and burning time 56.14 mins exhibited optimum combustible quality when compared with other compositions of briquettes produced.

Authors and Affiliations

Oji Akuma
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Monday Charles
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Briquette, Coal, Groundnut Shells, Desulphurizing Agent, Binder

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 3 | March-April 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 30-38
Manuscript Number : IJSRST173168
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Oji Akuma, Monday Charles, " Characteristic Analysis of Bio-coal Briquette (Coal and Groundnut Shell Admixtures)", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.30-38 , March-April-2017.
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