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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 52-58
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.52.58
 
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Energy Contribution of Oil Cakes Used as Fuel in Waste Boilers: Case of an Oil Mill in Cote D’ivoire

R.K. N Guessan, B.K. Koffi and A. Tanoh

Abstract:
Cote d’Ivoire is the second palm oil producer country in Africa. The oil mills are generally located near the farms which are in rural areas. In fact, Côte d’Ivoire is self-sufficient in electricity; but the electric distribution network is not wide enough. So that it is difficult to access public electricity for most of rural areas. Therefore, to produce electricity traditional fuels group are used. Moreover, the cost of electricity production by turbo-alternators using traditional fuel such as DDO is higher than the cost of electricity produced by the national electrical company. The principal aim of this study is to show that the use of the waste produced by the oil mill can be used as fuel for the production of electricity in order to satisfy the energy needs. Solid waste from a palm oil mill is used as fuel for boilers. Three types of composition are carried out: solid waste only (Fuel 1), oil cake only (Fuel 2), a mixture of solid waste and oil cake (Fuel 3). Physicochemical and energy studies of these fuels have been made. And that allows giving the contribution of oil cake in energy production (superheated steam, electric power) in agro industrial unit.
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R.K. N Guessan, B.K. Koffi and A. Tanoh, 2010. Energy Contribution of Oil Cakes Used as Fuel in Waste Boilers: Case of an Oil Mill in Cote D’ivoire. Journal of Applied Sciences, 10: 52-58.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.52.58

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2010.52.58

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