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Characterization and Production of Fuel Briquettes Made from Biomass and Plastic Wastes

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Alicante, P.O. Box 99, E-03080 Alicante, Spain
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Energies 2017, 10(7), 850; https://doi.org/10.3390/en10070850
Received: 28 April 2017 / Revised: 19 June 2017 / Accepted: 22 June 2017 / Published: 26 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Sources)
In this study, the physical properties of briquettes produced from two different biomass feedstocks (sawdust and date palm trunk) and different plastic wastes, without using any external binding agent, were investigated. The biomass feedstocks were blended with different ratios of two waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) plastics (halogen-free wire and printed circuit boards (PCBs)) and automotive shredder residues (ASR). The briquettes production is studied at different waste proportions (10–30%), pressures (22–67 MPa) and temperatures (room–130 °C). Physical properties as density and durability rating were measured, usually increasing with temperature. Palm trunk gave better results than sawdust in most cases, due to its moisture content and the extremely fine particles that are easily obtained. View Full-Text
Keywords: waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE); automotive shredder residues (ASR); briquette; physical properties; biomass blend waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE); automotive shredder residues (ASR); briquette; physical properties; biomass blend
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Garrido, M.A.; Conesa, J.A.; Garcia, M.D. Characterization and Production of Fuel Briquettes Made from Biomass and Plastic Wastes. Energies 2017, 10, 850.

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