Volume : IX, Issue : V, May - 2019

Utilization of Solid Agricultural Biomass Wastes as an Alternative Energy Source

Ramanuj Prasad, Suman Bharti

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In this paper, an attempt has been made to convert agricultural wastes (such as, wood dust, coconut shell, sugarcane bagasse, and rice husk) into biochar by pyrolysis method which can be used as an alternate source of energy and as a substitute for fossil fuel up to some extent. Consequently, this study includes the characterization of agricultural wastes and their effect on biochar derived from them. This conversion process helps in producing a new carbonaceous product in the form of biochar which can be further used for enhancement of carbon content, soil ameliorant, enhance soil fertility, and in waste water treatment. In this study biochars derived at temperature 800oC have low ash, high carbon content, Gross Calorific Values (GCV) along with high surface area, which concludes proper utilization of this product for metallurgical purposes as a source of energy.

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UTILIZATION OF SOLID AGRICULTURAL BIOMASS WASTES AS AN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCE, Ramanuj Prasad, Suman Bharti INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-9 | Issue-5 | May-2019


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