Validation of Experimental Correlations for Estimating Solid Biofuel Properties from Proximate and Ultimate Analysis

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Equations are proposed for an easy estimation of elemental composition and gross calorific value (GCV) of residual biomasses from their proximate analysis. Four kinds of biomasses have been analyzed and a literature survey has been carried out to gather enough information for different types of biomasess, as well as a set of equations proposed for data estimation. Equation fitting has been performed by a standard algorithm, which has provided four equations for accurate estimation of GCV and carbon, oxygen and hydrogen composition.
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Solid Biofuels; Combustion; GCV; Proximate Analysis; Ultimate Analysis; Property Estimation

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