An Index for Quantifying the Degree of Torrefaction

  title={An Index for Quantifying the Degree of Torrefaction},
  author={Prabir Basu and Akash Kulshreshtha and Bishnu Acharya},
Torrefaction, a thermochemical pre-treatment process, is used to enhance the properties of biomass to make it more compatible with solid fossil fuels. A quantitative index (TI) is proposed here to define the degree or quality of torrefaction especially for its use in the energy industries. Torrefaction index is defined as the ratio of energy density enhancement factor of the product at the specified condition to that at a reference condition, which is torrefaction at 300 °C for 60 min. The… CONTINUE READING

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