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Torrefaction and Pelletization of Different Forms of Biomass of Ontario

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Title: Torrefaction and Pelletization of Different Forms of Biomass of Ontario
Author: Acharya, Bimal
Department: School of Engineering
Program: Engineering
Advisor: Dutta, Animesh
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate the torrefaction and pelletization behavior, hydrophobicity, storage behavior, ash analysis on three different biomasses: one (willow pellets) from wood products, one (oat pellets) from agricultural products and one (poultry litter) from the non-lignocellulosic biomass products during the processes. Four different torrefaction temperatures from 200°C-300°C, at 10-60 minute residence times, 0%-2.4% oxygen concentration, were considered. Of these, 285°C for willow pellets, 270°C for oat pellets and 275°C for poultry litter were found to be optimum for hydrophobicity. Studies of XRD and SEM of biomass ash at 800°C, 900°C and 1000°C were also carried out. The aforementioned results indicate that torrefaction is a feasible alternative to improve energy properties of ordinary biomass and prevent moisture re-absorption during storage.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/6608
Date: 2013-03


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