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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 1930-1938
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.231


Effect of Biomass Type and Proportion of Binding Material on Strength and Burning Quality of Honey-Comb Briquette
Shahzad Faisal1, Ram Nath Jha2*, Shushmita M. Dadhichand Jeet Chand Thakuri4
1Department of Agricultural Engineering, SKUAST-K, Srinagar (J&K) -191121, India
2Agricultural Machinery Testing and Research Centre, Nawalpur, Sarlahi, Nepal
3Department of Agricultural Engineering, SKUAST-J, Chatha, Jammu- 180009, India
 4IOE, Tribhuwan University, Nepal
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Experiments were conducted to characterize the briquetting technology for better utilization of agricultural, forestry and municipal wastes. Honey-comb briquettes were made by using char produced from three different biomasses (i) Rice husk (ii) Banmara and (iii) Paper with two different binding materials viz. clay and cow dung (20%, 30%, 40% and 50% by weight) and was tested for strength, durability and combustion properties. The result indicated that compressive strength increased with increase in proportion of binding material. The calorific value was found to be highest i.e. 5656.58kcal/kg and lowest i.e. 3602.99 kcal/kg for BG50 and RC50, respectively. Calorific value of briquette was decreased with increase in proportion of binding materials in case of clay whereas calorific value increased with increase in proportion of binding materials in case of cow dung. The highest value of total burning time was 110 min. for RC30 whereas lowest value of total burning time was 79 min. for PG50. The highest value of effective cooking time was 79 min. for RC30 whereas lowest effective cooking time was 55 min. for PG50. Briquette having 30% level of binding material was found to be best suited for briquette production with respect to calorific value and effective cooking time.


Keywords: Biomass, Honey comb briquette, Rice husk, Clay, Cow dung
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Shahzad Faisal, Ram Nath Jha, Shushmita M. Dadhich and Jeet Chand Thakuri. 2019. Effect of Biomass Type and Proportion of Binding Material on Strength and Burning Quality of Honey-Comb Briquette.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 1930-1938. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.231