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Agricultural residues
Sample collection
Analyzing samples
Proximate Analysis
Ultimate analysis


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R, S., M, R. begum, & Sandhiyadevi P. (2022). Characteristics Analysis of Locally Available Agro Residues. Scientific Hub of Applied Research in Engineering & Information Technology, 2(3), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.53659/shareit.v2i3.34


Agriculture generates large amount of by-products that could be used to produce energy and reduce the amount of fuel wood required to meet the daily cooking needs, especially in developing countries. The goal of this study was to develop a low cost system to produce biomass briquettes from orange Peel, Pomegranate peel, Cassava peel, Bael leaf, Drumstick Leaf, sapodilla leaf in the context of a rural village. They were dried, grinded and used. The physical properties (density, moisture content, calorific value, durability, and compressive strength) were tested to identify the briquettes with the highest quality, i.e. greatest physical integrity. The briquette formulation did not significantly influence the calorific value. To obtain biomass, the briquettes should possess both physical and chemical properties. The proximate and ultimate analysis are the physical properties. The proximate analysis contains bulk density, moisture content, ash content, volatile matter, and fixed carbon. The ultimate analysis contains carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, and sulphur content. The following report proves that agricultural residues are efficiently used as a low-cost renewable energy source.

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