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

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Title: Characterization and Production of Fuel Briquettes Made from Biomass and Plastic Wastes
Authors: Garrido, María A. | Conesa, Juan A. | Garcia, Maria Dolores
Research Group/s: Residuos, Energía, Medio Ambiente y Nanotecnología (REMAN)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ingeniería Química
Keywords: Waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) | Automotive shredder residues (ASR) | Briquette | Physical properties | Biomass blend
Knowledge Area: Ingeniería Química
Issue Date: 26-Jun-2017
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Garrido MA, Conesa JA, Garcia MD. Characterization and Production of Fuel Briquettes Made from Biomass and Plastic Wastes. Energies. 2017; 10(7):850. doi:10.3390/en10070850
Abstract: 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.
Sponsor: This work was supported by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Spain) (Grant Number CTQ2016-76608-R) and the Valencian Community Government (Spain) (Grant Number PROMETEOII/2014/007). The research received funds for covering the costs to publish in open access.
ISSN: 1996-1073
DOI: 10.3390/en10070850
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
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