Production and quality analysis of pellets manufactured from five potential energy crops in the Northern Region of Costa Rica

Artículo científico

Main Authors: Aragón-Garita, Stephanie, Moya-Roque, Róger, Bond, Brian, Valaert, Jorre, Tomazello-Filho, Mario
Format: Artículo
Language: Inglés
Published: Biomass and Bioenergy 2018
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Online Access: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0961953416300277
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spelling RepoTEC98322022-04-09T03:05:31Z Production and quality analysis of pellets manufactured from five potential energy crops in the Northern Region of Costa Rica Aragón-Garita, Stephanie Moya-Roque, Róger Bond, Brian Valaert, Jorre Tomazello-Filho, Mario Biomasa Residuos Cultivos Rotación de cultivos Materia prima Research Subject Categories::FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING::Product science::Wood fibre and forest products Artículo científico Modifications to a pellet manufacturing process must be made based on the characteristics of raw material used. The purpose of this work was to determine the alternations required to a wood pellet manufacturing process and the quality of the pellets produced using this process from five energy crops. Quality measurements include: the caloric value, the loss of moisture content in each production stage, the efficiency index of particle-pellet, ash content and quality as defined using the quantity of cracks and the transversal density and longitudinal density determined using X-ray radiography. The crops analyzed were rhizomatous plants, with caloric values ranging between 17.1 and 20.3 MJ kg 1. This work determined that it was possible to produce pellets with Gynerium sagittatum and Phyllostachys aurea using the same production process for wood; however, Arundo donax and Pennisetum purpureum needed pre-airdrying and the Sorghum bicolor required mechanical dewatering before drying. A. donax, P. purpureum and G. sagittatum provided the highest efficiency index. When evaluating the pellet quality P. aurea and G. sagittatum hard a large quantity of cracks, unlike A. donax, P. purpureum and S. bicolor. The transversal and longitudinal pellet density varied from 1129 to 1294 kg m 3. The highest values of bulk density were obtained in A. donax and P. purpureum, followed by G. sagittatum and P. aurea, and the lowest bulk density was obtained in S. bicolor. Althogh out, some species produced cracks and high ash content, this work demonstrated that it is possible to produce pellets with moderate quality. 2018-07-24T17:54:59Z 2018-07-24T17:54:59Z 2016 info:eu-repo/semantics/article https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0961953416300277 Aragón-Garita, S., Moya-Roque, R., Bond, B., Valaert, J., & Tomazello-Filho, M. (2016). Production and quality analysis of pellets manufactured from five potential energy crops in the Northern Region of Costa Rica. Biomass and Bioenergy 87, 84-95. https://hdl.handle.net/2238/9832 eng 10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.02.006 application/pdf Biomass and Bioenergy Biomass and Bioenergy
institution Tecnológico de Costa Rica
collection Repositorio TEC
language Inglés
topic Biomasa
Residuos
Cultivos
Rotación de cultivos
Materia prima
Research Subject Categories::FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING::Product science::Wood fibre and forest products
spellingShingle Biomasa
Residuos
Cultivos
Rotación de cultivos
Materia prima
Research Subject Categories::FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING::Product science::Wood fibre and forest products
Aragón-Garita, Stephanie
Moya-Roque, Róger
Bond, Brian
Valaert, Jorre
Tomazello-Filho, Mario
Production and quality analysis of pellets manufactured from five potential energy crops in the Northern Region of Costa Rica
description Artículo científico
format Artículo
author Aragón-Garita, Stephanie
Moya-Roque, Róger
Bond, Brian
Valaert, Jorre
Tomazello-Filho, Mario
author_sort Aragón-Garita, Stephanie
title Production and quality analysis of pellets manufactured from five potential energy crops in the Northern Region of Costa Rica
title_short Production and quality analysis of pellets manufactured from five potential energy crops in the Northern Region of Costa Rica
title_full Production and quality analysis of pellets manufactured from five potential energy crops in the Northern Region of Costa Rica
title_fullStr Production and quality analysis of pellets manufactured from five potential energy crops in the Northern Region of Costa Rica
title_full_unstemmed Production and quality analysis of pellets manufactured from five potential energy crops in the Northern Region of Costa Rica
title_sort production and quality analysis of pellets manufactured from five potential energy crops in the northern region of costa rica
publisher Biomass and Bioenergy
publishDate 2018
url https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0961953416300277
https://hdl.handle.net/2238/9832
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