Vegetation of Permanent Pastures as a Biomass Source for Energy Purposes
Andrzej Żabiński , Urszula Sadowska , Marcin Jewiarz , Krzysztof Gondek , Monika Mierzwa-Hersztek
AbstractThe study aimed at determining applicability of permanent pasture (meadow) vegetation for energy purposes. The possibility of using mowed, airdried and collected biomass as solid fuel was considered. Botanical composition of the sward and the yield size were determined on the studied area. For individual species found in the sward, analysis of chemical composition, ash content, volatile matter, solid carbon, higher heating value and calorific value were determined. Sward of the studied pasture was dominated by: True fox sedge Carex vulpina L and tufted hairgrass Deschampsia caespitosa L. Hay yield was 66.3 dt ha−1. Mean higher heating value of the collected plant material was 16.54 MJ kg−1, calorific value was 15.26 MJ kg−1. Ash constituted 6.54%. Vegetation of the studied meadow was characterized by elevated potassium, sodium and calcium content relative to energy crop biomass.
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Book||Krakowiak-Bal Anna, Vaverkova Magdalena (eds.): Infrastructure and Environment, 2019, Springer, ISBN 978-3-030-16541-3, [978-3-030-16542-0], 392 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-16542-0|
|Keywords in English||Meadow biomass, Energy purposes, Direct combustion|
|Finansowanie||This research was financed by Ministry of Science and Higher Educaton of the Republic of Poland.|
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