Energy consumption of biomass bulk densification

Tianyi Wang, Jude Liu

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Abstract

Corn Stover and switchgrass were used for a bulk compression study to determine their compressibility and energy consumption associated with different levels of volume reduction. Each of these crops was compressed in three sizes of chambers. The bottom areas of these chambers were 10.5 in X 12 in, 8 in X 8 in, and 5.5 in X 6 in, respectively. These dimensions are to simulate 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8 of the bottom area of a standard small square bale. And the heights of chamber are 8in, 11 in, 16in respectively. The chamber size, particle size, and harvest time were considered as factors, which may impact the compression energy consumption. Suggested volume reduction of compressing bales was 60%. If volume reduction is greater than 60%, the increasing rate of specific energy consumption would be much greater than the increase in bulk density.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014
PublisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Pages736-745
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781632668455
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jul 13 2014Jul 16 2014

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014
Volume1

Other

OtherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period7/13/147/16/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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