Compaction Characteristics of Common Reeds and Mechanism for Solid Biofuel Production

Repš , Kronbergs, Ē. & ŠMits, M.
The paper present experimental investigation results of common reeds (Phragmites Australis) particle compacting in closed die. Common reeds are important natural biomass resource in Latvia. Compacting of biomass is complicated process for solid biofuel production and there are many factors influencing to this process. Maximum pressure 212 MPa had been achieved in compacting. For compacting process evaluation has been determined pressing energy and density of briquettes. Density of briquettes obtained during compacting was determined 904...