Selected papers of the 2nd International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment

A special issue of Recycling (ISSN 2313-4321).

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Dear Colleagues,

As guest editor, I would like to welcome you to the Special Issue the journal Recycling will publish, with selected papers of the 2nd International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment (www.ircseeme.com). This special issue will include only papers presented at the mentioned conference, that will be held at the Polytechnic School of Mieres (University of Oviedo, Spain), from the 25th to the 27th July 2018.

We welcome papers related to any of the topics included in the subject areas of the journal, but not limited to it.

Waste is one of the biggest problems in our world today. Not only it costs a large amount of money, but we also spend a lot of energy and natural resources to transport and process any products once we’re done with them. We are producing a big quantity of waste in the world nowadays, releasing more methane gas to the environment (contributing to climate change), as well as toxic sludge that can kill animals and plants and contaminate the water we drink.

Waste pollutes our planet, contributes to climate change, and makes us spend each time more money, energy, and natural resources.

The Special Issue of the 2nd International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment, will document current and innovative research and solutions that contribute for the reduction of waste in our planet. Experts from academia and industry, designers, architects, engineers, scientists, and other are invited to share their expertise, theoretical and applied knowledge related to waste reduction.

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Dr. Jose Luis Rodríguez Gallego
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Keywords

  • soil pollution
  • site remediation
  • construction and demolition waste
  • toxic waste

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Performance Evaluation of the Physical and Combustion Properties of Briquettes Produced from Agro-Wastes and Wood Residues
by Babajide Charles Falemara, Victoria Ibukun Joshua, Oluwaseyi Oluwafunmi Aina and Rivi David Nuhu
Recycling 2018, 3(3), 37; https://doi.org/10.3390/recycling3030037 - 15 Aug 2018
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Abstract
This study investigated the physical and combustion properties of briquettes produced from agricultural wastes (groundnut shells and corn cobs), wood residues (Anogeissus leiocarpus), and mixture of the particles at 15%, 20%, and 25% starch levels (binder). A 6 × 3 factorial [...] Read more.
This study investigated the physical and combustion properties of briquettes produced from agricultural wastes (groundnut shells and corn cobs), wood residues (Anogeissus leiocarpus), and mixture of the particles at 15%, 20%, and 25% starch levels (binder). A 6 × 3 factorial experiments in a Completely Randomized Design (CRD) was adopted for the study. The briquettes produced were analyzed for density, volatile matter, ash content, fixed carbon, and specific heat of combustion. The result revealed that the density ranged from 0.44 g/cm3 to 0.53 g/cm3, while briquettes produced from groundnut shells had the highest (0.53 g/cm3) significant mean density. Mean volatile matter and ash content of the briquettes ranged from 24.35% to 34.95% and 3.37% to 4.91%. A. leiocarpus and corn cobs particles had the lowest and highest ash content, respectively. The briquette fixed carbon and specific heat of combustion ranged from 61.68% to 68.97% and 7362 kcal/kg to 8222 kcal/kg, respectively. Briquette produced from A. leiocarpus particles had the highest specific heat of combustion. In general, briquettes produced from A. leiocarpus particles and mixture of groundnut shell and A. leiocarpus particles at 25% starch level had better quality in terms of density and combustion properties and thus are suitable as an environmentally friendly alternative energy source. Full article
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