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Study of the thermal properties of biomass from Dillenia indica (elephant apple) for generating thermal energy

Grant number: 22/00620-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2022
Effective date (End): April 30, 2023
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Thermal Engineering
Principal Investigator:Renivaldo José dos Santos
Grantee:Leandro Galvani Baffi
Host Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia e Ciências (FEC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rosana. Rosana , SP, Brazil


The present project deals with thermal characterization of the biomass from Dillenia indica, popularly known as maçã-de-elefante in Brazil. Initially, the residue will be submitted to micronization process, and later will be kiln dried. Then, the study of thermal properties will be carried out, such as: thermal degradation, determination of thermal capacity and calorific value, as well as determination of the components released at each stage of burning and degradation, according to the temperature which the material is subjected. Immediate analysis will be performed to determine the ash, fixed carbon content and volatile materials. It is expected that study will provide information and contribute to the cogeneration of thermal energy using this kind of biomass. (AU)

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