Impact of Groundnut Shell and Waste Paper Admixture on Briquette Properties

Authors(2) :-Oji Akuma, Gbenoba Priscilla

The experimental study was undertaken to assess the combustion characteristic of binder-less briquettes produced from waste paper and groundnut shell. Briquettes were manufactured using a manual briquetting machine using five waste paper and groundnut shells mixing ratios i.e.50:50, 60:40; 70:30; 80:20 and 90:10. Combustion characteristics investigated were ignition time, burning time, density, moisture content, volatile matter, ash content, fixed carbon, calorific values. The values of ash content ranged from 1.27% - 1.07%, the percentage volatile matter ranged from 42.87% - 87.87%, the percentage fixed carbon ranged from 55.86% - 11.06%, the heat value of the briquettes ranged from 33536.77J/Kg – 33228.62J/Kg. The results show that waste paper and groundnut shell up to 20% in composition of the briquettes were found to have good combustion characteristics which qualify them as alternative to firewood for domestic and industrial energy. Further studies should be made on the ultimate analysis of briquettes

Authors and Affiliations

Oji Akuma
Chemical Engineering Department, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Gbenoba Priscilla
Chemical Engineering Department, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Admixture, Briquette, Biomass, Groundnut Shell, Waste Paper.

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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) : 12-19
Manuscript Number : IJSRST173172
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

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

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Oji Akuma, Gbenoba Priscilla, " Impact of Groundnut Shell and Waste Paper Admixture on Briquette Properties", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.12-19, March-April-2017.
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