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dc.contributor.authorLubwama, Michael
dc.contributor.authorYiga, Vianney Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-30T15:33:08Z
dc.date.available2022-11-30T15:33:08Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationMichael Lubwama, Vianney Andrew Yiga, Development of groundnut shells and bagasse briquettes as sustainable fuel sources for domestic cooking applications in Uganda, Renewable Energy (2017), doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.04.041en_US
dc.identifier.uri10.1016/j.renene.2017.04.041
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/handle/123456789/5567
dc.description.abstractIn this study groundnut shells and bagasse briquettes from agricultural wastes were developed with cassava and wheat starch binders using low pressure and high pressure techniques. In the low pressure technique, briquettes were produced after carbonization of groundnut shells and bagasse. The resulting bio-char was mixed with 30, 50, 70 and 90 grams of cassava and wheat flour starch binder for each 1000g of groundnut shells and bagasse bio-char. Groundnut shell briquettes were also developed under high pressure (230 MPa) using groundnut shells (1000g) without a binder, groundnut shells (1000g) with cassava flour starch binder (250g) and groundnut shells with wheat flour starch binder (250g). Thermo-physical properties of the briquettes were determined using thermo-gravimetric analysis. A Bomb calorimeter was used to determine the higher heating values of the briquettes. Thermal characteristics were determined by observing the flame temperature during combustion. The mechanical integrity of the briquettes was determined using the drop test method. The higher heating values for groundnut shell and bagasse briquettes developed using low pressure techniques were between 21 and 23 MJ/kg for both cassava and wheat starch binders. The results were all above the 16 MJ/kg average recorded for non- carbonized groundnut shell briquettes developed under high pressure.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRenewable Energyen_US
dc.subjectBagasseen_US
dc.subjectBinderen_US
dc.subjectBriquettesen_US
dc.subjectGroundnut shellsen_US
dc.subjectDrop Strengthen_US
dc.subjectHHVen_US
dc.titleDevelopment of groundnut shells and bagasse briquettes as sustainable fuel sources for domestic cooking applications in Ugandaen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US


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