Selection criteria of appropriate bamboo based biomass for thermochemical conversion process

Abstract

Lignocellulosic biomass is carbon neutral and produces fuels and chemicals which are used for domestic, industrial, and transportation system. Thermochemical conversion processes (combustion, gasification, and pyrolysis) are emerging technologies which have great potential for industrial implementation. In this paper, the investigation has been done to select appropriate bamboo biomass suitable for thermochemical conversion process out of 21 biomass samples available in Mizoram, India. Various characteristics considered here for the selection of the appropriate bamboo biomass include proximate analysis, ultimate analysis, and their heating values. These characteristics are plotted in different diagrams and analysed in detail. It is observed after analysis that some bamboo biomasses are suitable combustion, some are suitable for pyrolysis and rest are suitable for gasification.

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We are thankful to the Advanced Research Centre for Bamboo and Rattan, Aizawl, Mizoram, India for their help in collecting different types of Bamboo available in Mizoram, India. We are also thankful to CSIR-CMERI, Durgapur for providing the lab facility for biomass analysis.

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Pattanayak, S., Hauchhum, L., Loha, C. et al. Selection criteria of appropriate bamboo based biomass for thermochemical conversion process. Biomass Conv. Bioref. 10, 401–407 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-019-00421-5

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Keywords

  • Biomass selection
  • Thermo-chemical conversion
  • Proximate analysis
  • Ultimate analysis
  • HHV