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Solar and Open Drying Characteristics of Sugarcane Trash and Rice Straw

Author Affiliations

  • 1CO2Research and Green Technologies Centre, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (4), Pages 47-50, April,2 (2014)

Abstract

The production of bio oil by fast pyrolysis method using agricultural residues needs control in moisture content of the feedstock; higher in moisture content lowers the stability of burning results high CO emissions. The drying characteristics of rice straw and sugarcane trash with size of 1inch are done in both open and solar drying and the mathematical equations are made using experimental data. The values of R are reduced as much as possible to equal the experimental and theoretical data. The theoretical equations are valid for atmosphere temperature of 30-350C and global radiations of 300-850W/m2.

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