Production of a solid bio-fuel from waste bamboo chopsticks by torrefaction for cofiring with coal

Production of a solid bio-fuel from waste bamboo chopsticks by torrefaction for cofiring with coal •Waste bamboo chopsticks (WBC) were upgraded as a good-quality bio-fuel by torrefaction.•Temperature and time both significantly affect the production of torrefied WBC (WBCT).•The metals contents of WBCT satisfy with the regulations of Initiative Wood Pellets Buyers (IWPB).•Wet-basis high heating value of WBCT of 21.72MJkg−1 meets coal standard of Taiwan Power Co. (TPC) and IWPB.•Sulfur content of WBCT is lower than the ceiling set by TPC and IWPB. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis Elsevier

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0165-2370
eISSN
1873-250X
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.jaap.2017.05.015
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Abstract

•Waste bamboo chopsticks (WBC) were upgraded as a good-quality bio-fuel by torrefaction.•Temperature and time both significantly affect the production of torrefied WBC (WBCT).•The metals contents of WBCT satisfy with the regulations of Initiative Wood Pellets Buyers (IWPB).•Wet-basis high heating value of WBCT of 21.72MJkg−1 meets coal standard of Taiwan Power Co. (TPC) and IWPB.•Sulfur content of WBCT is lower than the ceiling set by TPC and IWPB.

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Journal of Analytical and Applied PyrolysisElsevier

Published: Jul 1, 2017

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