PRODUCTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF BRIQUETTES FROM CASHEW LEAVES AND BANANA LEAVES ADMIXTURE.
AbstractThe rapid increase in the world’s population and urbanization is a threat to non-renewable energy source; crude oil. This necessitates the use of biomass and agricultural waste as an alternative source of energy. This study is aimed at production and characterization of briquettes from Cashew Leaves (CL), Banana Leaves (BL) and CL- BL admixture using Cassava starch as binder. The volatile matter, fixed carbon, calorific value and other physico-chemical parameters of the briquettes were examined under the same experimental condition. The volatile matter, fixed carbon and calorific value of 68.29±0.06 %, 16.51±0.07 % and 23.52±0.02 MJ/Kg respectively were recorded in sample E (at 100% BL) followed by sample D (25% CL+ 75% BL admixture) with 68.34±0.03 %, 16.01±0.03 % and 22.91±0.01 MJ/Kg respectively at p < 0.05.While sample A (100% CL) recorded an average volatile matter, fixed carbon and calorific value of 69.40±0.01%, 12.36±0.02 % and 21.06±0.03 MJ/Kg respectively. The finding of this study shows that the incorporation as well as increase in the percentage of BL in CL-BL admixture progressively improved its quality as biofuel.
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Bamisaye, A. O. ., Ige, A. R. ., Ahmed, A. M. ., Bamidele, M. O. ., & Kaoje, H. A. . (2021). PRODUCTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF BRIQUETTES FROM CASHEW LEAVES AND BANANA LEAVES ADMIXTURE . Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 46(4). https://doi.org/10.46602/jcsn.v46i4.657