An experimental study on temperature in ultrasonic vibration-assisted pelleting of cellulosic biomass

Q. Feng, W. L. Cong, M. Zhang, Z. J. Pei, C. Z. Ren

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Abstract

As one of the near-to-mid-term alternatives to fossil fuels, cellulosic biofuels can cut greenhouse gas emissions while continuing to meet liquid transportation fuel needs. By processing cellulosic biomass into pellets, density and handling efficiency of cellulosic feedstocks will be improved, resulting in a reduction in transportation and handling costs in biofuel manufacturing. Temperature of biomass during the pelleting process can affect the quality of the pellet. But effects of pelleting variables on biomass temperature during ultrasonic vibration-assisted (UV-A) pelleting are still unknown. This paper reports an experimental investigation on temperature of biomass in UV-A pelleting. It studies the effects of moisture content of the biomass and pelleting variables (ultrasonic power, tool travel distance, and feedrate). The results will be helpful in understanding the effects of ultrasonic vibration on biomass temperature, compaction mechanism, and biofuel conversion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2010 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2010
Pages519-524
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventASME 2010 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2010 - Erie, PA, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2010Oct 15 2010

Publication series

NameASME 2010 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2010
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceASME 2010 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2010
CountryUnited States
CityErie, PA
Period10/12/1010/15/10

Keywords

  • Biofuel
  • Cellulosic biomass
  • Density
  • Temperature
  • Ultrasonic vibration-assisted pelleting

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    Feng, Q., Cong, W. L., Zhang, M., Pei, Z. J., & Ren, C. Z. (2010). An experimental study on temperature in ultrasonic vibration-assisted pelleting of cellulosic biomass. In ASME 2010 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2010 (pp. 519-524). (ASME 2010 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2010; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1115/MSEC2010-34148