Fundamental characterisation of waste and biomass for char production

V. Strezov*, L. Strezov, J. Herbertson

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Abstract

Conversion of industrial waste materials to valuable resources would essentially take part in an ecologically sustainable future. There are still large amounts of undervalued biomass wastes generated from a diverse range of industries that are disposed in landfields. They have potential to produce valuable materials and fuels, such as charcoal, bio-oils and bio-gas through thermal upgrading. In order to enhance the efficiency of the thermal upgrading process, comprehensive characterisation of the raw biomass materials is essential. We have developed a novel thermal characterisation method that utilises computer aided thermal analysis incorporated with a gas analyser. The method was applied on two biomass materials, wood sawdust and bagasse. The paper discusses the results obtained with the novel thermal characterisation technique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Green Processing 2006 - 3rd International Conference on the Sustainable Processing of Minerals
Place of PublicationCarlton, VIC
PublisherAustralasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Pages185-188
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1920806458, 9781920806453
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventGreen Processing 2006 - 3rd International Conference on the Sustainable Processing of Minerals - Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Duration: 5 Jun 20066 Jun 2006

Other

OtherGreen Processing 2006 - 3rd International Conference on the Sustainable Processing of Minerals
CountryAustralia
CityNewcastle, NSW
Period5/06/066/06/06

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