Estudo das condições de estocagem do bagaço de cana-de-açúcar por análise térmica

Published on Jan 1, 2011in Química Nova0.668
· DOI :10.1590/S0100-40422011000300024
Moacyr L. dos Santos1
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Omar J. de Lima11
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+ 2 AuthorsPaulo S. Calefi22
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Abstract
An evaluation was made of the properties of sugarcane bagasse during the storage process for subsequent burning in a boiler. Samples of bagasse were collected over a period of 150 days from the Caete sugar mill (MG) at various points of the stockpile soon after the sugarcane was pressed to extract its juice, as well as from natural bagasse, dry and damp. Thermal analyses of the samples were carried out and the results indicated that, during the storage of bagasse, dry or damp, the biomass loses up to 32% of its calorific power, due to decomposition of the hemicellulose.
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