Briquette Data for Publication
The performance of the briquettes at different torrefaction temperature and feedstock mixture were experimentally determined. For instance, the physicomechanical properties such as the compressed density (CD), relaxed density (RD), durability index (DI), water resistance index (WRI), relaxation ratio (RR), and compressive strength (CS) are used to determine the strength attributes of the briquette fuel. The proximate characteristics including ash content (AC), volatile matter (VM), moisture content (MC), and fixed carbon (FC) content are used to evaluate the fuel properties in a briquette for application. The elemental characteristics including carbon content (CC), hydrogen content (HC), and nitrogen content (NC) present the elemental constituents of the briquette samples. The combustion indices including combustibility index (CI), fuel ratio (FR), and volatile ignitability (VI) are used to assess the suitability of a fuel in a coal engine. The FTIR presents the functional groups of the briquettes. The microstructural attributes of the briquettes at six different magnifications were obtained from SEM. The TGA presents the weight change of the briquettes when heated at a constant rate. The presented data contain all these parameters for raw sawdust, cassava peels, corn husk and their blends in pairs at different ratios and torrefaction temperatures.
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The sample were obtained from raw agricultural waste including cassava peels, corn husk, and sawdust and processed by drying, milling, sieving, torrefaction and briquetting. The briquette samples were analyzed experimentally using equipment such as elemental analyzer, FTIR, TGA, SEM, compressive testing machine to obtain the presented data.