High Quality Characteristics of Briquette Fuel Based on Physical Appearances and Electrical Induction
At present, charcoal briquette fuel, a source of heat energy and mostly made from agricultural waste materials, are popular in the markets because of their high constant heat output. It helps reduce pollution, and produce no sparks while burning, but varied due to different types of materials, burning protocols, temperature, and pressure used. In this study, the research team have studied the characteristics of high quality fuel briquettes for possible further development of standard indicators of briquette fuel production process. In the study, key factors of the Charcoal fuel features composed of high qualities of physical characteristics and electrical induction. Activated carbon and coconut shell charcoal types were showed to be great materials. The production process involved aerobic burning at 800-900oC for at least 3 hours, grinding and mixing with starch binder. The briquettes’ electrical conductivity was especially lower than 10 kΩ. High heat production was obtained at least 6000 Cal/g while ground charcoal possessed with the sizes were varied. Under microscopy, the charcoal particle sizes were in a range of 50-100 μm for 30-50% (w/w), size of 10-50 μm for 20-40% (w/w) and distinctive numbers of holes greater than 300 μ to 1 mm were rarely observed. Therefore, with key characteristics of charcoal briquette fuel, it could be further applied for development the indicator as well as instruments to measure the quality of the briquette.
D. Nicomrat et al., "High Quality Characteristics of Briquette Fuel Based on Physical Appearances and Electrical Induction", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 848, pp. 56-59, 2016