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Biomass Characterization

  • Physical and chemical characterization
    • Proximate analysis (moisture content, ash content, volatile content, fixed carbon content)
    • elemental analysis (carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur)
    • mineral content and composition analysis
  • Calorific value
  • Grindability of biomass feedstocks
  • Particle size distribution
  • Microscopic size and shape analysis
  • Flowability analysis

Densification

Pelletization and Briquetting

  • Densification feasibility of various solid waste materials
  • Optimization of pelletization process
    • effect of particle size
    • effect of moisture content
    • effect of pellet dimensions
    • effect of binding agents
  • Fuel characterization before and after pelletization
  • Economic analysis of the process

 

Drying Characterization

  • Drying kinetic analysis
  • Optimization of drying process regarding the feedstock properties
  • Emission analysis
  • Numerical modeling of the modeling process
  • Consulting about selecting the right type of dryer

Thermal Treatments Analysis

Torrefaction, Liquifaction, Pyrolysis, Combustion, Gasification

  • Torrefaction process
    • properties of material before and after the process
    • kinetic of process
    • optimization of operating parameters
    • energy and economic analysis
  • Pyrolysis/gasification/combustion process
    • kinetic determination of process
    • numerical modeling
    • characterization of produced biofuel

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management

Refuse-derived fuel (RDF), Solid-recovered fuel (SRF)

  • Physical and chemical characterization of RDF/SRF
  • Development of pre-treatment themes
  • Pelletization and briquetting of RDF/SRF
  • Mechanical enhancement of RDF/SRF pellet

Design and Construction of Laboratory and Pilot-Scale Equipment

  • Customized furnace
  • Drying systems
  • Thermogravimetric analyzers
  • Gas collecting modules
  • Fluidized beds
  • Membrane separation units