Torrefaction of Pulverized Empty Fruit Bunch and Polyethylene Plastics Waste Mixture

Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Volume 29 No. 1, January 2017, Pages 1-9

Hasan Mohd Faizal1,*, Abdul Halim Mohd Salleh2, Hielfarith Suffri Shamsuddin2, Muhammad Ariff Hanaffi Mohd Fuad2, Zulkarnain Abdul Latiff1, Mohd Rosdzimin Abdul Rahman3
1Automotive Development Centre (ADC), Institute for Vehicle System and Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
2Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
3Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia, Kem Sg. Besi, 57000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
*Corresponding author: mfaizal@mail.fkm.utm.my

KEYWORDS

Torrefaction, Empty fruit bunch (EFB), Plyethylene (PE) plastics, Vehicle system

ABSTRACT

The combustion properties of torrefied mixture of empty fruit bunch (EFB) and polyethylene (PE) plastics were investigated experimentally, for weight ratio of 95:5 (EFB: PE) and 90:10. The mixture samples were obtained from briquettes that were produced under various briquetting temperatures (150°C-190°C). The torrefaction was performed at constant temperature of 250°C and at constant nitrogen flow rate of 1 l/min. Generally, it can be said that the combustion properties such as calorific value and moisture content fulfil the minimum requirement stated by standard for commercial briquette (DIN51731). In addition, it can be said that the effect of mixture composition on the combustion properties is stronger than the effect of briquetting temperature.

CITE THIS ARTICLE

MLA
Faizal, Hasan Mohd, et al. “Torrefaction of Pulverized Empty Fruit Bunch and Polyethylene Plastics Waste Mixture.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 29.1 (2017): 1-9.

APA
Faizal, H. M., Salleh, A. H. M., Shamsuddin, H. S., Fuad, M. A. H. M., Latiff, Z. A., & Rahman, M. R. A. (2017). Torrefaction of Pulverized Empty Fruit Bunch and Polyethylene Plastics Waste Mixture. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 29(1), 1-9.

Chicago
Faizal, Hasan Mohd, Abdul Halim Mohd Salleh, Hielfarith Suffri Shamsuddin, Muhammad Ariff Hanaffi Mohd Fuad, Zulkarnain Abdul Latiff, and Mohd Rosdzimin Abdul Rahman. “Torrefaction of Pulverized Empty Fruit Bunch and Polyethylene Plastics Waste Mixture.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 29, no. 1 (2017): 1-9.

Harvard
Faizal, H.M., Salleh, A.H.M., Shamsuddin, H.S., Fuad, M.A.H.M., Latiff, Z.A. and Rahman, M.R.A., 2017. Torrefaction of Pulverized Empty Fruit Bunch and Polyethylene Plastics Waste Mixture. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 29(1), pp.1-9.

Vancouver
Faizal, HM, Salleh, AHM, Shamsuddin, HS, Fuad, MAHM, Latiff, ZA, Rahman, MRA. Torrefaction of Pulverized Empty Fruit Bunch and Polyethylene Plastics Waste Mixture. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 2017;29(1):1-9.

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