Torrefaction of Pulverized Empty Fruit Bunch and Polyethylene Plastics Waste Mixture

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  • Hasan Mohd Faizal Automotive Development Centre (ADC), Institute for Vehicle System and Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
  • Abdul Halim Mohd Salleh Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Hielfarith Suffri Shamsuddin Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Zulkarnain Abdul Latiff Automotive Development Centre (ADC), Institute for Vehicle System and Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
  • Muhammad Ariff Hanaffi Mohd Fuad Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Mohd Rosdzimin Abdul Rahman Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia, Kem Sg. Besi, 57000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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.

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Published

2020-11-17

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Mohd Faizal, H. ., Mohd Salleh, A. H. ., Shamsuddin, H. S. ., Abdul Latiff, Z. ., Mohd Fuad, M. A. H. ., & Abdul Rahman, M. R. . (2020). 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. Retrieved from https://www.akademiabaru.com/submit/index.php/arfmts/article/view/2087

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