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The Effects of Briquetting Pressure on Banana-Peel Briquette and the Banana Waste in Northern Thailand

  • Patomsok Wilaipon

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 6 No. 1, 2009, 167-171
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2009.167.171

Abstract

Banana is considered as one of the most important agricultural products of Northern Thailand. A large amount of banana peel has been left as garbage after industrial processes. The raw material is plentiful and has low economic value. Therefore, the characteristics of banana-peel briquettes including banana peel properties were investigated. The briquettes were produced with pressures ranging from 3 to 11 MPa. Molasses was used as the binder. According to some standard tests, it was found that briquettes produced with compaction pressure over 7 MPa passed both impact resistance and compressive strength tests. The density-pressure relationship and strength-pressure relationship over studied range were also developed and validated.

How to Cite

Wilaipon, P. (2009). The Effects of Briquetting Pressure on Banana-Peel Briquette and the Banana Waste in Northern Thailand . American Journal of Applied Sciences, 6(1), 167-171. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2009.167.171

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Keywords

  • Banana peel
  • briquette
  • agricultural residue
  • biomass densification