briquettes is so famous, but why? - energyzedworld
Briquettes comprise of a compressed block of coal dust or other combustible biomass material including charcoal, sawdust, woodchips, peat or paper, used for fuel. Briquettes are mostly used in places where cooking fuels are not easily available. In Kenya, biomass energy is the largest form of primary energy, with the ratios of energy consumed.
The biomass briquetteare the most important way to get cheap and renewable fuel from the unprofitable waste. It is efficient and uniform energy production by uniform combustion, heat production with less ash or smoke production, lowest moisture content and the most important, cost effectiveness
To produce heat and electricity in a safe and eco-friendly way, the paper briquettes provide an easy and affordable solution compared to charcoal briquette which is difficult to burn as it is both hard to arrange adequate airflow through a fire of these small pieces, also it tended to be drawn up and out of the chimney by thedraught, giving visible black smoke.
As there are too many environmental and economical problems found while using fossil fuels in industries like pollution, environmental unbalancing, deforestation, soil erosion because of waste, rising greenhouse gas emissions and unaffordable price of the fossil fuels.
Briquettes are usually used in boiler plants, heating plants, power stations and thermal power stations, in educational institutions and hotels as well as by individual customers for household use. It is also possible to use the briquettes in fireplaces.
These briquettes are very different from charcoal because they do not have large concentrations of carbonaceous substances and added materials. Compared to fossil fuels, the briquettes produce low net total greenhouse gas emissions because the materials used are already a part of the carbon cycle.
The briquettes burn slowly, therefore reducing the amount of fuel used, whether placedamong the traditional three stones of an open fire or in a small jiko stove that heatsmore efficiently started making briquettes out of charcoal dust. This project contributes to the countrys sustainable development aspirations.
Briquetted paper has many notable benefits, many of which minimize the impact of the paper waste generated by a shredding system. Decreasing the volume of shredded waste allows it to be transported and stored more efficiently, reducing the cost and fuel required in the disposal process.
In addition to the cost savings associated with reducing the volume of waste, paper briquettes are more useful in paper mills to create recycled paper than uncompressed shredded material. Compressed briquettes can also be used as a fuel for starting fires or as an insulating material
Three form three students from alliance boys demonstrated a creative way to make alternative fuel in Mlolongo, Machakos County. The projects objective was to clean up theenvironment through waste management and reduce poverty by using the project to generate a source of income.