Optimization of the Production Process of Wood Pellets by Adding Additives

Optimization of the Production Process of Wood Pellets by Adding Additives

Michal Holubcik (University of Zilina, Slovakia), Radovan Nosek (University of Zilina, Slovakia) and Jozef Jandacka (University of Zilina, Slovakia)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/ijeoe.2012040102
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Abstract

In this work are described the possibilities for improving efficiency of wood pellets production. The introductory part is devoted to analyzing the properties of wood pellets, combustion and production of pollutants when combusted it. The production of wood pellets and used pelleting machines was analyzed. The main task of this work is to introduce efficiency pelleting lines and cost reduction of the wood pellets production as fuel with a focus on the effects of adding additives. The results of experimental measurements and properties of wood pellets with different additives are presented in the final part.
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Properties Of Wood Pellets

The most important characteristics of pellets are: composition, calorific value (lower calorific value), density and bulk density, residual water content, hardness and abrasion.

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