Improved Sawdust Briquette: An Alternative Source of Fuel
The production of an improved sawdust briquette, as an alternate source of fuel has been achieved. In addition to sawdust other constituents of the briquette were silica (sharp sand), starch and kerosene. The density, ash content, calorific values and moisture content of briquette were determined. The composition of starch and kerosene was constant throughout the experiment. It was observed that as silica percentage was increased, there was an increase in the briquette calorific value until maximum value of 20%. The sample which gave the best calorific value was with percentage compositions of 60% sawdust, 20% silica (sharp sand), 5% kerosene and 15% starch with a calorific value of 12.68mJ/kg .The produced briquette had a higher calorific value than wood and other agro waste it was compared with.
Prof. A.O. Akii Ibhadode, A.I. Igbafe and B.U. Anyata
J.O. Osarenmwinda and S. Imoebe, "Improved Sawdust Briquette: An Alternative Source of Fuel", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 62-64, pp. 769-773, 2009