Torrefaction effects on composition and quality of biomass wastes pellets

Catarina Nobre, M. Gonçalves, B. Mendes, Cândida Vilarinho, J. Teixeira

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Abstract

The torrefaction of pellets produced from different biomass wastes was performed at different temperatures and residence times to evaluate the influence of those parameters on the pellet quality. The fixed carbon, ash content and high heating value increased with the torrefaction temperature and time while the volatile matter content, apparent density and mechanical durability decreased. Using torrefaction temperatures lower than 250◦C or adding a binder may allow to obtain pellets with good fuel properties and still preserve adequate mechanical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities - Selected Papers from the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2015
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages171-176
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138028821
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event3rd International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, Wastes 2015 - Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Duration: 14 Sep 201516 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, Wastes 2015
CountryPortugal
CityViana do Castelo
Period14/09/1516/09/15

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    Nobre, C., Gonçalves, M., Mendes, B., Vilarinho, C., & Teixeira, J. (2015). Torrefaction effects on composition and quality of biomass wastes pellets. In Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities - Selected Papers from the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2015 (pp. 171-176). CRC Press/Balkema. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.1017.8640