Sampathkumar Velusamy, Anandakumar Subbaiyan, Manoj Shanmugamoorthi, Nirmal Krishnaswami, Venkateswara Reddy Vajrala, Sharmma Arulmani
The use of agricultural wastes is a practical and appealing solution for reducing pollution and reversing the overexploitation of fossil resources. The use of fossil fuels has expanded dramatically in recent years, resulting in a pair of critical issues: depletion of a finite supply of fossil fuels and rising pollution, both of which have substantial repercussions. Biomass densification can help with dealing, shipping, and storage issues, as well as automating the loading and unloading of road transportation and storage solutions. The purpose of the research is to identify the physical characteristics of agro solid fuel from Sorghum stem – Straw with wheat starch. The binding agent was 10% (w/w) wheat starch, and the briquettes were made utilising a compressed hydraulic system with a 90-second dwell time at low compaction pressure (250kN). The mix ratios of Straw and sorghum stem solid fuels were 0:100, 20:80, 40:60, 50:50, 60:40, 80:20 and 100:0. The physical characteristics includes shattered index, colour, diameter, mass, height, density, volume, relaxed density, density ratio, texture and relaxation ratio were determined using ASTM standards. The physical qualities of these wastes showed that they might be used to make briquettes for use as fuel in a variety of purposes, primarily storage and transportation.
Biomass Briquitte, Sorghum stem – straw, Wheat starch and Physical characteristics, Waste to wealth
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Sampathkumar Velusamy, Anandakumar Subbaiyan, Manoj Shanmugamoorthi, Nirmal Krishnaswami, Venkateswara Reddy Vajrala, Sharmma Arulmani. (2021) Physical Characteristics of Agro Solid Fuel From Sorghum Stem – Straw Using Wheat Starch. International Journal of Environmental Science, 6, 560-565