A Method to Examine Time-Resolved Mass Loss Behaviour of Large Single Biomass Particles Under Torrefaction Conditions

A. Becker, B. Brosch, S. Wirtz & V. Scherer
Torrefaction is a thermal pretreatment of solid biomass to create a biomass based fuel with improved properties compared to untreated biomass. In the context of the project „Torrefaction of solid biomass" a test rig to investigate the time¬resolved mass loss behaviour of "large" single biomass particles up to 30 mm was designed at the Department of Energy Plant Technology (LEAT) at the Ruhr¬University Bochum. Time¬resolved mass loss of biomass particles in the millimetre scale is...