Energy Characteristics of Compacted Biofuel with Stabilized Fraction of Municipal Waste

  • Beata BrzychczykEmail author
  • Tomasz Hebda
  • Jan Giełżecki
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Energy book series (SPE)


An analysis of the energy characteristics of compact biomass formed from biomass of giant miscanthus and the stabilized fraction of municipal sewage sludge, depending on the percentage of stabilization. Five types of compacted fuel with a content of 5–25% stabilization at three moisture contents of 12, 15 and 18% were subjected to the evaluation of energy properties. Standards for solid biofuels were used. The created biofuel was subjected to a combustion process to determine a preliminary analysis of the kinetics of the process. Based on the research, it has been shown that biocompatible fuel can be generated with a maximum additive of a stabilized fraction of municipal waste up to 10%. The proposed additive does not significantly affect the reduction in the calorific value of compact fuel. In addition it allows the recovery of energy contained in waste and it is an alternative to their disposal. The moisture content of the test mix should not exceed 15%.


Biofuel Stabilizate Combustion Energy properties Miscanthus × giganteus 



This Research was financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland.


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  • Beata Brzychczyk
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tomasz Hebda
    • 1
  • Jan Giełżecki
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Production and Power EngineeringUniversity of Agriculture in KrakowKrakowPoland

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