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Energy Recovery from Vinery Waste: Dust Explosion Issues

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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, dei Materiali e della Produzione Industriale, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Piazzale V. Tecchio 80, 80125 Napoli, Italy
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Dipartimento di Scienza Applicata e Tecnologia-Politecnico di Torino, C.so Duca degli Abruzzi 21, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Piazzale V. Tecchio 80, 80125 Napoli, Italy
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Academic Editors: Genevieve Langdon and Luca Fiori
Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(23), 11188; https://doi.org/10.3390/app112311188
Received: 12 October 2021 / Revised: 12 November 2021 / Accepted: 19 November 2021 / Published: 25 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dust Explosions in Industrial Processes)
The concern about global warming issues and their consequences is more relevant than ever, and the H2020 objectives promoted by the EU are oriented towards generating climate actions and sustainable development. The energy sector constitutes a difficult challenge as it plays a key role in the global warming impact. Its decarbonization is a crucial factor, and significant efforts are needed to find efficient alternatives to fossil fuels in heating/electricity generation. The biomass energy industry could have a contribution to make in the shift to renewable sources; the quest for a suitable material is basically focused on the energy amount that it stores, its availability, logistical considerations, and safety issues. This work deals with the characterization of a wine-waste dust sample, in terms of its chemical composition, fire behavior, and explosion violence. This material could be efficiently used in energy generation (via direct burning as pellets), but scarce information is present in terms of the fire and explosion hazards when it is pulverized. In the following, the material is analyzed through different techniques in order to clearly understand its ignition sensitivity and fire effects; accelerating aging treatment is also used to simulate the sample storage life and determine the ways in which this affects its flammability and likelihood of explosion. View Full-Text
Keywords: renewable energy sources; dust flammability characterization; wine waste; biomass renewable energy sources; dust flammability characterization; wine waste; biomass
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Portarapillo, M.; Danzi, E.; Sanchirico, R.; Marmo, L.; Di Benedetto, A. Energy Recovery from Vinery Waste: Dust Explosion Issues. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 11188. https://doi.org/10.3390/app112311188

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Portarapillo M, Danzi E, Sanchirico R, Marmo L, Di Benedetto A. Energy Recovery from Vinery Waste: Dust Explosion Issues. Applied Sciences. 2021; 11(23):11188. https://doi.org/10.3390/app112311188

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Portarapillo, Maria, Enrico Danzi, Roberto Sanchirico, Luca Marmo, and Almerinda Di Benedetto. 2021. "Energy Recovery from Vinery Waste: Dust Explosion Issues" Applied Sciences 11, no. 23: 11188. https://doi.org/10.3390/app112311188

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