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dc.contributor.authorNg FB
dc.contributor.authorGuzzomi AL
dc.contributor.authorChua HT
dc.contributor.authorWang X
dc.contributor.authorPatuzzi F
dc.contributor.authorBaratieri M
dc.contributor.authorMimmo T
dc.contributor.editorETA-Florence Renewable Energies
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the feasibility of olive pomace as an energy source through combustion in a biomass burner. Samples of pomace have been dried under controlled conditions utilising a moisture analyser. A modified Midilli model was developed and found to be the best at predicting the experimental data (±10% error). The model suggests that the total drying time required to dry a projected amount of olive pomace in the future is realistic. Simultaneous thermogravimetric (TG) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis have been also carried out on the dried olive pomace. The pomace devolatilisation and the evolved gases during the decomposition process have been also analysed by a coupled infrared gas analyser (IR) up to temperature of 1000°C. Additionally, suitable burners were found to meet the requirements of the grove to produce heat and/or electricity for domestic consumption utilising olive pomace and prunings. The payback period for the considered system, assuming all the pomace and prunings from the harvest is utilised, is under 5 years. This assessment is heavily dependent on labour costs associated with pruning and pomace drying. In the future, an extensive inclusion of all relevant cost incurred should be considered for a more in depth analysis.en_US
dc.publisherETA-Florence Renewable Energiesen_US
dc.relation21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EU BC&E 2013) ; Copenhagen : 3.6.2013 - 7.6.2013
dc.titleOlive pomace requirements for small combustion applications in western australia: Experimental and modelling analysisen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.publication.titleProceedings of the 21st European Biomass Conference: Setting the course for a biobased economy; held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 3-7 June 2013

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