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IJESD 2013 Vol.4(2): 179-181 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2013.V4.330

Characterization of Fuel Briquettes Made from Sewage Sludge Mixed with Water Hyacinth and Sewage Sludge Mixed with Sedge

N. Supatata, J. Buates, and P. Hariyanont
Abstract—This research aimed to study the quality of the fuel briquettes made from sewage sludge mixed with water hyacinth and sewage sludge mixed with sedge. Sewage sludge were mixed with water hyacinth and sedge at the ratios of 1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 2:1 and 3:1 then compressed these mixtures with hydraulic pressure to obtain fuel briquettes and finalized them by analyzing fuel briquettes properties including moisture content, calorific value and compressive strength, then comparing them to the properties of the wood charcoal standard. The result showed that the ratio of wastewater sludge and sedge at 1:3 provided the highest calorific value (3,362.9 cal/g) but still lower than the standard (5,000 cal/g) and the ratio of wastewater sludge and water hyacinth at 1:3 gave the highest compressive strength value (4,545 N). And the moisture content of them was between 4.78% and 7.86%.

Index Terms—Sewage sludge, water hyacinth, sedge, fuel briquettes.

The authors are with the Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science. Now J. Buates is a graduate student in M.Eng. degree program at the Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and P. Hariyanont is a graduate student in M.S. degree program at the Institute of Hazardous Waste, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330 Thailand (e-mail: nuta.s@ chula.ac.th).

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Cite:N. Supatata, J. Buates, and P. Hariyanont, "Characterization of Fuel Briquettes Made from Sewage Sludge Mixed with Water Hyacinth and Sewage Sludge Mixed with Sedge," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 179-181, 2013.

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