Paper Title:
Performance Evaluation of Palm Waste Screw Press Briquette Moulding Machine
  Abstract

An alternative source of heat energy to firewood called, palm waste briquette, has been developed from oil palm fruit process wastes. These wastes (sludge, shell, fibre) are compounded in a volumetric ratio of 1:2:3 and moulded into briquettes. The performance evaluation of a low cost women friendly palm waste briquette moulding machine was carried out. The evaluation showed that the machine designed and fabricated using readily available low carbon steel (mild steel) and employing the vertical screw thread mechanism in its operation, produces three different sizes of briquette (industrial sizes, medium sizes and domestic sizes). It requires only two unskilled operators and has a daily throughput of about 1,300kg briquettes (i.e. 400 pieces-industrial size or 800 pieces-medium size or 1,600 pieces-domestic size) unlike a modified brick moulding machine which has a daily throughput of 120 pieces industrial size

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 62-64)
Edited by
A.O. Akii Ibhadode, I.A. Igbafe and B.U. Anyata
Pages
723-727
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.62-64.723
Citation
C.O. Ilechie, G.F. Aibangbee, S.R. Ogblechi, P.E. Amiolemhen, "Performance Evaluation of Palm Waste Screw Press Briquette Moulding Machine", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 62-64, pp. 723-727, 2009
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February 2009
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