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Influence of specimen size, tray inclination and air flow rate on the emission of gases from biomass combustion

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Author(s):
Amorim, E. B. [1] ; Carvalho, Jr., J. A. [1] ; Soares Neto, T. G. [2] ; Anselmo, E. [2] ; Saito, V. O. [2] ; Dias, F. F. [2] ; Santos, J. C. [2]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Dept Energia, BR-12516410 Jaboticabal - Brazil
[2] INPE, Lab Associado Combustao & Prop, Cachoeira Paulista - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Atmospheric Environment; v. 74, p. 52-59, AUG 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 6
Abstract

Experiments of biomass combustion were performed to determine whether specimen size, tray inclination, or combustion air flow rate was the factor that most affects the emission of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and methane. The chosen biomass was Eucalyptus citriodora, a very abundant species in Brazil, utilized in many industrial applications, including combustion for energy generation. Analyses by gas chromatograph and specific online instruments were used to determine the concentrations of the main emitted gases, and the following figures were found for the emission factors: 1400 +/- 101 g kg(-1) of CO2, 50 +/- 13 g kg(-1) of CO, and 3.2 +/- 0.5 g kg(-1) of CH4, which agree with values published in the literature for biomass from the Amazon rainforest. Statistical analysis of the experiments determined that specimen size most significantly affected the emission of gases, especially CO2 and CO. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/04490-4 - Combustion of tropical forest biomass
Grantee:João Andrade de Carvalho Junior
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 02/08964-4 - Concentrations of chemical species released during the combustion of biomass in the Amazon Forest
Grantee:João Andrade de Carvalho Junior
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants