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Proximate analysis of some common charcoal in Southwestern Nigeria

Oke, M. A. and Sonibare, Jacob and Onakpohor, Anthony and Odunlami, O. A. and Akeredolu, F. A. and Elehinafe, F. Boluwaji (2022) Proximate analysis of some common charcoal in Southwestern Nigeria. Results in Engineering, 15.

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analyses were carried out. The study aimed to characterize the identified charcoal and suggest the best charcoal that will give the minimal pollution effect. The result showed that the moisture content of the charcoal ranges between 3.26 and 8.40 wt% with an arithmetic mean of 5.36 ±1.50 wt%, the volatile content ranges between 3.05 and 13.62 wt% with an arithmetic mean of 7.20 ±3.55 wt%, the fixed carbon ranges between 76.83 and 90.57 wt% with an arithmetic mean of 83.54 ±4.60 wt%, and the ash content ranges between 3.09 and 5.18 wt% with an arithmetic mean of 3.87 ±0.70 wt%. The heating value of charcoal of different wood species were determined using Bomb calorimeter. Afzelia bipindensis has the highest ash content while Hevea brasiliensis has the lowest ash content. The heating value ranges 31.82–39.42 kJ/kg with a mean of 35.375 ±2.673 kJ/kg. This shows that Burkea africana could be best for use as a cooking fuel for households and restaurants because it has the best fuel property in terms of moisture content.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ash content Calorimeter Charcoal Heating value Proximate Pollution
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2023 15:37
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2023 15:37

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