Production and Characterization Of Blended Charcoal Briquettes

Project Abstract / Summary : B]ABSTRACT:[/B]In olden days, people used wood for producing charcoal. This leads to deforestation of forest resources. In this modern world deforestation is considered as a great issue, hence we found an alternative approach for producing charcoal. We used agricultural wastes such as sugarcane bagasse, rice husk and corn cob to produce charcoal. We made a comparative study to find the better alternative for wood charcoal so that modern world would not suffer much because of the effect of deforestation.Emissions from burning fossil fuels lead to global warming. But the alternative which we have produced has less emission, when compared to fossil fuels.Waste agricultural biomass (corn cobs, rice husk, and sugarcane bagasse) was carbonized in a metal kiln. Four different briquette charcoal grades were produced using locally sourced wheat starch as binder. Characterization test was carried out for the charcoal briquettes.. The properties of the produced briquette charcoal were compared with that of wood charcoal. The briquetted charcoal was found to be a better alternative to wood charcoal, having the highest fixed carbon content and highest bulk density.The aim of our work is to blend three ubiquitous agro- wastes such as corn-cob, rice husk and sugarcane bagasse to produce and characterize briquette charcoal, and to draw comparisons with the properties of a firewood charcoal.

Why did you choose to work on this project topic : Because in our country we are still relying on fossil fuels supplied by foreigners.We can't trust that source.So we need to find a best alternative fuel which replaces domestic and industrial fuels.That's why we chosen this topic

Project Category : Mechanical / Automobile / Aeronautical
Institute/College Name: Mepco Schlenk Engineering college
City: Sivakasi
State: Tamil Nadu
Participating Team From: Final Year


  • Ankita Katdare
    Ankita Katdare
    Round II Project Entry:

You are reading an archived discussion.

Related Posts

General Motors India has unveiled the refreshed edition of its sports utility vehicle (SUV) called ‘Chevrolet Captiva 2.2’ with several additional features for the convenience of its customers, today. The...
Attention enterprise users, your favourite communications and collaboration platform Microsoft Lync will soon cease to exist. It will soon replaced by Skype for Business. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella unveiled the...
After launching a series a laptops and tablets over last few months, Acer has now changed its course a little bit. It has launched a new monitor called Acer H257HU...
OnePlus is all set to launch its power bank today. After Xiaomi launched the 5,200 mAh and 10,400 mAh power banks and took the Indian customers by storm, OnePlus could...
If you are a frequent traveler who uses a tablet computer extensively for work or just love to operate the smartphone on the go for blogging and accessing social media...