COMBUSTION AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF BAMBOO (BAMBUSA VULGARIS) AND THREE INDIGENOUS WOOD CHARCOALS

  • A. Ogunsola Federal University of Agriculture. Abeokuta. Ogun State, Nigeria
  • T. M. A. Olayanju
  • O. U. Dairo Federal University of Agriculture. Abeokuta. Ogun State, Nigeria
  • O. R. Adetunji Federal University of Agriculture. Abeokuta. Ogun State, Nigeria
  • O. J. Adeosun Federal University of Agriculture. Abeokuta. Ogun State, Nigeria
  • P. O. Omotainse Federal University of Agriculture. Abeokuta. Ogun State, Nigeria
Keywords: Bamboo, Chacoal, Combustion, Mechanical, Calorific value, Energy utilization

Abstract

This study investigated the combustion and mechanical properties of bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris) charcoal and three indigenous wood charcoal (Teak ,Tectona grandis; Afara, Terminalia superba  and Omo, Cordia millenii). Results revealed that there were no significant differences in the properties charcoal produced from bamvboo and the tree indigenous wood. Bamboo and Afara were the most efficient out of the charcoal samples considered in the study. Although the fuel value index of Bamboo was quite lower than that of Afara and other samples considered in the study, but its calorific value was higher than Afara.  However, it has greater potentials to replace woody biomass as fuel. Bamboo can replace other wood species in the production of charcoal because of its faster growth rate.

Author Biographies

A. Ogunsola, Federal University of Agriculture. Abeokuta. Ogun State, Nigeria

Department of Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering

T. M. A. Olayanju

Department of Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering

O. U. Dairo, Federal University of Agriculture. Abeokuta. Ogun State, Nigeria

Department of Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering

O. R. Adetunji, Federal University of Agriculture. Abeokuta. Ogun State, Nigeria

Department of Mechaniocal Engineering, College of Engineering

O. J. Adeosun, Federal University of Agriculture. Abeokuta. Ogun State, Nigeria

Department of Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering

P. O. Omotainse, Federal University of Agriculture. Abeokuta. Ogun State, Nigeria

Department of Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering

Published
2018-03-03
How to Cite
Ogunsola, A., Olayanju, T., Dairo, O., Adetunji, O., Adeosun, O., & Omotainse, P. (2018). COMBUSTION AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF BAMBOO (BAMBUSA VULGARIS) AND THREE INDIGENOUS WOOD CHARCOALS. LAUTECH Journal of Engineering and Technology, 12(2), 41-45. Retrieved from http://laujet.com/index.php/laujet/article/view/233
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