COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE PRODUCTION OF WOOD PELLETS FROM SAWDUST USING LOCALLY SOURCED BINDERS.

Frederick Udebunu 81 PAGES (7519 WORDS) Project
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ABSTRACT
 
Attempt was made to produce wood pellets from sawdust using locally sourced binders as an alternative binder, to wood lignin which is a natural binding agent. Wood pellets were produced by manual moulding with starch concentration of cassava and potato starch as the process variable. Results show similar behavior between pellets bonded by cassava, and potato starch, But differs slightly in the case of calorific value and smoke analysis, it shows that smouldering produce the highest quantity of smoke while initial flaming produced the least smoke. Pellets produced from soft wood smoked less. Cassava starch which is cheap and readily available, is therefore a good substitute to potato starch for the production of pellets from softwood for industrial purpose due to it high smouldering ability. While that of convention potato starch is of good substitute for domestic use due it low fins generation, high flaming ability, low smoulding and burring clearly thereby generating only little amount of volatile smoke the domestic atoner and environment.   



TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page
Certification page 
Dedication 
Acknowledgement 
Abstract
Table of contents 
CHAPTER ONE
1.0 introduction
1.1 historical background of wood pellet  
1.2 theory of wood pelletizing 
1.3 wood pelletizing 
1.4 wood pellet production areas 
1.5 advantages of wood pellets 
CHAPTER TWO
2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW 
2.1  Definition of wood pellets 
2.2 Evolution and growth of palletizing 
2.3 Production of wood pellet
2.4 Step involved in the production of wood pellet 
2.5 Purpose of palletizing 
2.7 Qualities of a good pellet 
2.8 Characteristic of wood pellet 
2.9 Mechanical properties of wood pellet 
2.10 Comparing of wood pellets to other fuels 
2.11 The effects of binders 
2.12 Ecological aspects of wood pellet 
2.13 Biomass waste 
2.14 Future raw materials for pellets.  
CHAPTER THREE
EXPERIMENTAL MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES
3.1 Experiment materials

3.2 Laboratory materials 
3.3 Experimental materials and their usage 
3.4 Laboratory materials
3.5 Sample preparation 
3.6 Testing for wood pellets quality 
3.7 Density 
3.8 Calorific vale of wood pellets 
3.9 Mechanical strength  
CHAPTER FOUR
 EXPERIMENTAL RESULT AND DISCUSSION
4.1 Experimental results 
4.1.1 Rate of water absorption
4.2   Rate of water loss
4.3 Calorific value 
4.4 Density 
4.5 Smoke analysis 

CHAPTER FIVE
CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
5.1 Conclusion
5.2 Recommendations 
    References










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APA

Frederick, U (2018). COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE PRODUCTION OF WOOD PELLETS FROM SAWDUST USING LOCALLY SOURCED BINDERS.. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 23, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/comparative-study-on-the-production-of-wood-pellets-from-sawdust-using-locally-sourced-binders-3594

MLA 8th

Udebunu, Frederick. "COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE PRODUCTION OF WOOD PELLETS FROM SAWDUST USING LOCALLY SOURCED BINDERS." Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/comparative-study-on-the-production-of-wood-pellets-from-sawdust-using-locally-sourced-binders-3594 . Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

MLA7

Udebunu, Frederick. "COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE PRODUCTION OF WOOD PELLETS FROM SAWDUST USING LOCALLY SOURCED BINDERS.". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 23 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/comparative-study-on-the-production-of-wood-pellets-from-sawdust-using-locally-sourced-binders-3594 >.

Chicago

Udebunu, Frederick. "COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE PRODUCTION OF WOOD PELLETS FROM SAWDUST USING LOCALLY SOURCED BINDERS." Afribary.com (2018). Accessed April 23, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/comparative-study-on-the-production-of-wood-pellets-from-sawdust-using-locally-sourced-binders-3594