Solid Fuel from Decanter Cake: A Preliminary Study

Mohd Husin, Mohd Haizal and Dewayanto , Nugroho and Nordin, Mohd Ridzuan (2009) Solid Fuel from Decanter Cake: A Preliminary Study. In: 3rd Malaysian Technical Universities Conference and Exhibition on Engineering and Technology (MUCEET 2009), 20-22 June 2009., MS Garden, Kuantan, Pahang .

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Abstract

Decanter cakes are the major wastes in crude palm oil industry which are currently disposed in the landfill or reuse as fertilizer. But on other side, decanter cakes has potentially as a solid fuel same as a charcoal or wood briquette, based on their calorific value cause of the residual oil in decanter cakes. This paper presents the initial findings of a thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and heat of combustions by using oxygen bomb calorimeter methods for characterizing the different pyrolyzed decanter cakes (PDC). Meanwhile, the actual heat transferred value technique for comparing potential decanter cake with commercial solid fuel types, charcoal, coconut charcoal and charcoal briquette. Observation about flame, duration time of burning process and ash contents also will take out for comparison.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering > Department of Thermal Fluids
Depositing User: Mohd Haizal Mohd Husin
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2012 02:10
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 02:40
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/4151
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