Effect of Compaction Pressure and Moisture Content on Quality Parameters of Perennial Biomass Pellets

Jakub Styks , Marek Wróbel , Jarosław Frączek , Adrian Knapczyk

Abstract

In Poland the use of solid biomass obtained from intentional plantations of energy plants is increasing. This biomass is most often processed into solid fuels. There are growing indications that renewable energy sources, in particular biomass production, will continue to develop, so the better we know the raw material, the more effectively we will be able to use it. The results of tests that determine the impact of compaction pressure on selected quality parameters of pellets made from selected biomass types are presented. Material from plants such as Giant miscanthus (Miscanthus × giganteus Greef et Deu), Cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum L.), Virginia mallow (Sida hermaphrodita (L.) Rusby) was studied. The compaction process was carried out using the SIRIO P400 hydraulic press with a closed chamber with a diameter of 12 mm. Samples were made in four pressures: 131; 196; 262; 327 MPa and three moisture levels: 8%, 11%, 14%. It was found that with increasing compaction pressure and moisture content up to a certain point, the density and durability of the pellets also increased. Each of the materials is characterized by a specific course of changes in the parameters tested.
Author Jakub Styks (FoPaPE / DoMEaA)
Jakub Styks,,
- Department of Mechanical Engineering and Agrophysics
, Marek Wróbel (FoPaPE / DoMEaA)
Marek Wróbel,,
- Department of Mechanical Engineering and Agrophysics
, Jarosław Frączek (FoPaPE / DoMEaA)
Jarosław Frączek,,
- Department of Mechanical Engineering and Agrophysics
, Adrian Knapczyk (FoPaPE / DoMEaA)
Adrian Knapczyk,,
- Department of Mechanical Engineering and Agrophysics
Journal seriesEnergies, [ENERGIES], ISSN 1996-1073, (N/A 140 pkt)
Issue year2020
Vol13
No8
Pages1-20
Publication size in sheets0.95
Article number1859
Conference6th International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources (ICoRES 2019), 12-06-2019 - 14-06-2019, Krynica, Polska
Keywords in Englishpressure compaction; moisture content; solid density; mechanical durability; Cup plant; Virginia mallow; Giant miscanthus; perennial biomass
ASJC Classification1700 General Computer Science
DOIDOI:10.3390/en13081859
URL https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/8/1859/pdf
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.156; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.707 (2) - 2018=2.99 (5)
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FinansowanieThis research was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland (of Production and Power Engineering, University of Agriculture in Kraków).
UwagiThis article belongs to the Special Issue Selected paper from 6th International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources (ICoRES 2019)
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