Ogunrinde Et Al

Ogunrinde et al

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 10(1), pp. 30-33, 2020

ISSN: 2276-7770

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Development
and Performance Evaluation of a Briquette from Agricultural by-Products

 

 

1Ogunrinde, E.A.; 1Ojo, O.I.; 2Adgidzi,
D.; 3Sanusi, B.A.; 3Olaoye, I.O.

 

 

Department of Agricultural Engineering,
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso

Department of Agricultural Engineering,
Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi

Department of Agricultural and
Bio-Environmental Engineering, Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki

 

 

ARTICLE INFO

ABSTRACT

 

Article No.: 122419222

Type: Research

 

 

The current wave
of energy consciousness has triggered intense efforts in the search for the
alternative sources for cooking fuels, including the use of agricultural
by-products like cassava peels, sawdust and shea butter cake to form
briquettes which are substitutes of fuel needed for domestic cooking. The
experiments were conducted using 23 full factorial design. Three factors, cassava
peels (X1), sawdust (X2) and shea butter cake (X3) at two level (coded as –
and +) were investigated under different variable factors. The briquettes
were tested and evaluated for quality in terms of crushing strength,
calorific value and burning efficiency. The model developed showed that
cassava peel have higher significance difference in briquettes than
interaction of these factors at 5% levels of significance. Cassava peel
showed a higher significance effect than shea butter cake. Crushing strength,
calorific value and burning efficiency were affected by interaction of the
three main factors. The fitted model for predicting the crushing strength,
calorific value and burning efficiency gave the best compromise for
optimization as it produced briquettes of higher calorific value 885J/kg and
considerable crushing strength of 883N respectively.

 

Accepted:  25/12/2019

Published: 31/01/2020

 

*Corresponding Author

Ogunrinde, E.A.,

E-mail: ogunrindeemmanuelabiola@

gmail.com

 

Keywords: Briquettes;
crushing strength; calorific value; burning efficiency

 

 

 

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Cite this Article: Ogunrinde, EA; Ojo, OI; Adgidzi, D; Sanusi,
BA; Olaoye, IO (2020). Development and Performance Evaluation of a Briquette
from Agricultural by-Products. Greener
Journal of Agricultural Sciences
10(1): 30-33.

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