International Journal of Energy Engineering          
International Journal of Energy Engineering(IJEE)
Frequency: Yearly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Sri Bandyopadhyay(Australia)
Combustion Characteristics of Unused Bamboo Using New Compact Combustor
Full Paper(PDF, 3838KB)
Experimental study is to develop the biomass furnace combustor which can effectively employ unused bamboo as a fuel. Consideration is given to the combustion gas components and combustion gas temperature in the combustor and the thermal efficiency. It is found from the study that (i) unused bamboo can take place self-combustion and the stable combustion yields and can be maintained, (ii) combustion temperature distribution appears along the vertical direction in combustor, (iii) the concentrations of nitrogen oxide and sulfur oxides are lower than the discharge standard value, (iv) the collected maximum ash size is less than 1mm, and (v) higher thermal efficiency over 50% yields.
Keywords:Unused biomass, Compact combustor, Stable Combustion, combustion analysis, thermal efficiency
Author: Chong Liu1, Shuichi Torii1
1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kumamoto UniversityKurokami, 2-39-1, Kumamoto, 860-8555, Japan
  1. Z. ZHOU and W. L. WU, Status quo and prospects of biomass energy, Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agriculture Engineering, Vol. 21, No.12, 2005, pp 12-15.
  2. J. Q. XU et al., Quantity analysis on the biomass of woody bio-energy trees, Journal of Beijing Forestry University, Vol. 28, No. 6, 2006, pp 98-102.
  3. N. ANDO, The shortage supply of unused material-wood power, Agricultural and Forestry finance,2014,pp364-378.
  4. B. LUO et al., A review of physiological function of sapwood and formation mechanism of heartwood, Journal of Beijing Forestry University, Vol. 28, No. 6, 2018 pp 120-129.
  5. J. Y. LIU et al, Analysis on the characteristics of biomass fuel direct combustion process, Journal of Northeast Agricultural University, Vol. 32, No.3, 2001, pp 290-294