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High quality biofuel pellet production from pre-compacted low density raw materials.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18261898     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study, pre-compaction was evaluated as a method to enhance stable reed canary grass pellet production. An experimental design of the factors raw material moisture content, steam addition, raw material bulk density, and die temperature was used to find production conditions for high quality pellets by multiple linear regression modelling of responses. Response variables being modelled were variability of pelletizer current (as a measurement of uneven production), pellet bulk density, and pellet durability. By pre-compacting the raw material from a bulk density of 150 kg/m3 to 270kg/m3, continuous production could be obtained at minimum raw material moisture content of 13.8%. Bulk density and durability were both highly correlated to raw material moisture content, but showed different optima. Multiple response optimization was used to target process settings for production of high quality reed canary grass pellets with bulk density >650kg/m3 and durability >97.5%.
Sylvia H Larsson; Mikael Thyrel; Paul Geladi; Torbjörn A Lestander
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-02-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioresource technology     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0960-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  Bioresour. Technol.     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-03     Completed Date:  2008-09-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9889523     Medline TA:  Bioresour Technol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7176-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unit of Biomass Technology and Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, P.O. Box 4097, SE-90403 Umeå, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Bioelectric Energy Sources*
Multivariate Analysis

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