Study of the Chemical Composition and Energy value of Woody Biomass Species

Dutta, Surajeet Kumar (2008) Study of the Chemical Composition and Energy value of Woody Biomass Species. BTech thesis.



In spite of its natural sources, India depends on other countries in terms of energy production, and a transfer from conventional fossil sources to sustainable energy sources is strongly necessary because due to the increasing demand of the energy. Among the sustainable energy sources, biomass is the subject of this study. The characteristics, logistic aspects, environmental aspects, economical, legal and technical aspects are investigated in order to show that the possible biomass co-firing is very important for the construction of economic, sustainable and environmentally friendly energy systems. The aim of the present project work is to determine the calorific value and the proximate analysis of different component of the woody biomass species such as eucalyptus and chakunda. The calorific value and the proximate analysis
of the different component of the biomass will help in estimating its future utilization in different industries such as thermal power plant, iron making industries, other metallurgical industries, for generation of energy etc. The aims of the present project works have been to analyze the proximate analysis and calorific value of the woody biomass species. From the proximate analysis we came to the conclusion that ash content of the woody biomass is very low and the volatile matter content is very high as compared to Indian Coal. The calorific value of the biomass species is quite comparable to that of the coal. Any approach towards utilizing the woody biomass species would be positive step towards the energy and environmental crisis.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Geothermal Energy, Biomass
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Metallurgical and Materials Science
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
ID Code:121
Deposited By:Bhupendra Payal
Deposited On:06 May 2009 16:31
Last Modified:06 May 2009 16:31
Supervisor(s):Kumar, M

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