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Moisture content determination in solid biofuels by dielectric and NIR reflection methods


  • Daugbjerg Jensen, P. , Hartmann, H. , Bohm, T. , Temmerman, M. , Rabier, F. & Morsing, M. (2006). Moisture content determination in solid biofuels by dielectric and NIR reflection methods. Biomass and Bioenergy, 30: 935.
Type Journal Article
Year 2006
Title Moisture content determination in solid biofuels by dielectric and NIR reflection methods
Journal Biomass and Bioenergy
Label U13-Temmerman-2006
Volume 30
Pages 935
Abstract One near infrared (NIR) reflectance and five dielectric moisture meters were tested for their capability of measuring moisture content (MC) in solid biofuels. Ninety-eight samples were tested at up to eight moisture levels covering the MC range from fresh fuel to approximately 10% MC (w.b.). The fuel types ranged from typical solid biofuels such as coniferous and deciduous wood chips over short rotation coppice (SRC) to sunflower seed and olive stones. The most promising calibrations were obtained with the NIR reflection method and two dielectric devices where the sample is placed in a container integrated in the device. The calibration equations developed show that there is a profound influence from both laboratory and fuel type. It is suggested that individual calibrations that are based on the specific fuel types used at the individual heating plant could be applied.
File Moisture content determination in solid biofuels by dielectric and NIR reflection methods
Authors Daugbjerg Jensen, P. , Hartmann, H. , Bohm, T. , Temmerman, M. , Rabier, F. & Morsing, M.