International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Biological Engineering | Nigeria | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023 | Rating: 5.2 / 10


Briquetting: The Solution to Agro - Waste Management

D. R. Naron | J. M. Yakubu | I. O. Akpabio


Abstract: This study investigates the usefulness of Agro - wastes (rice husk, sawdust, and cow dung) as alternative fuel for household energy. Briquettes were also produced as blends in the ratio of 5: 1 with Coal Char and using starch as a binder with the aid of a compressing machine. An improved stove system was designed and fabricated to study combustion properties of these briquettes. Water Boiling Test (WBT) was carried out using the prepared briquettes and compared with firewood. Sawdust Briquettes and Firewood boiled water in 8 minutes while briquettes from other materials boiled water between 18 - 33 minutes. The chemically bound energy of the briquettes was determined by calorimetry. Good quality briquettes were produced from these abundant agro - wastes that would complement crude oil products and could be used for domestic cooking and heating besides keeping the environment clean.


Keywords: Agro - wastes, Briquettes, Water Boiling Test (WBT), Coal Char, Starch


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,


Pages: 40 - 43


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