The boiler concept for combustion of large soya straw bales
Dakić, Dragoljub V.
Mladenović, Milica R.
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In one of the largest agricultural companies in Serbia, with over 2000 ha of soya plantations, there are 4000 t/year of baled soya straw produced. Soya straw biomass is planned to be used as a renewable energy source for heating the greenhouses, with 5 ha in area. Therefore, efforts have been made to develop a technology for utilizing large bales of soya straw for energy production. In the first phase, a demo energy production facility-furnace was developed and built. The facility had been tested in order to examine the quality of combustion of large soya straw bales. Since experimental results of testing of this facility have proved to be very satisfactory, in the second phase of the development, a hot water boiler of similar characteristics (burning soya straw bales, with dimensions 0.7 x 1.2 x 2.7 m(3)) has been designed. (c) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords:Soya straw / Boiler / Combustion / Bales
Source:Energy, 2009, 34, 5, 715-723
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