Olive Pomace Requirements for Small Combustion Applications in Western Australia: Experimental and Modelling Analysis

F.B. Ng, A.L. Guzzomi, H.T. Chua, X. Wang, F. Patuzzi, M. Baratieri & T. Mimmo
This study investigates the feasibility of olive pomace as an energy source through combustion in a biomass burner. Samples of pomace have been dried under controlled conditions utilising a moisture analyser. A modified Midilli model was developed and found to be the best at predicting the experimental data (±10% error). The model suggests that the total drying time required to dry a projected amount of olive pomace in the future is realistic. Simultaneous thermogravimetric (TG)...