Prospect of Jatropha Curcas as Energy Plant (3)

substantial fuel from physic nut waste

Physic nut seed contains the oil around of 25-35% of the total unit weight. This form of waste has a crude oil content of 75-65%. Waste can be processed into substantial fuel by a course of action of densification. the time of action of carbonization or non-carbonization can also be applied to enhance the quality of these substantial fuels.

In the carbonization course of action, waste is inserted into the reactor in order to remove moisture, volatile matter and tar. After this course of action, they are sent to the densification course of action. This course of action forms the material into briquettes using a press machine.

There are two types of press machine used, is hydraulic and screw machine. Densification product is densified material called briquettes. This fuel can be used as substantial fuel. Briquettes can be easily burned into the furnace or traditional stove. In commercial production, briquettes used to burn water in the boiler. Steam generated, is sent to a steam turbine. This steam spins the generator wheel to produce electricity.

Gas fuel from physic nut waste

The gas fuels can be produced by an anaerobic digestion course of action. This course of action is a chemical course of action involving microorganisms without the presence of oxygen in a digester. This course of action produces the methane, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, nitrogen, hydrogen sulfide and a small amount of gas. Methane is the largest composition compared with other gas products. This course of action can be classified into two types: dry and wet anaerobic digestion. The Differences between these anaerobic processes are the ratio of biomass and water used in the digester.

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