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Información tecnológica

On-line version ISSN 0718-0764

Abstract

C. B. D AGUA, Jorge A. da; PEREIRA, Roberto G  and  MARINHO, Francisco J. V. Preparation and Physical Characterization of Solid Biofuel made from Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes). Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2015, vol.26, n.3, pp.53-62. ISSN 0718-0764.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-07642015000300009.

The aim of this work was the preparation and the physical characterization of solid biofuel made from biomass of water hyacinth for its valorization. This work included the characteriziation of the properties of dehydrated water hyacinth, the finding of a process to transform them into briquettes and the characterization of the briquettes at room temperature. The analyzed properties depend on the charge exerted over the briquette since densification pressure strongly affects the physical properties of the briquette. Based on the results of study it is concluded that the biomass fuel could be produced at industrial level, being a good source of non convenctional energy.

Keywords : solid biofuel; biomass; briquette; water hyacinth.

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