Determination of Calorific Values of Prosopis cineraria, Acacia Senegal and Salvadora oleoides and their Blends

  • AMRAT Department of Chemistry, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed Benazirabad, Pakistan
  • ZAHEER AHMED CHANDIO
Keywords: Thar, Calorific value, Biomass, Wood fuel, blends

Abstract

The research work describes the elemental composition and properties like ash content, wood density, and calorific values of Acacia senegal,Prosopis cineraria andSalvadora oleoides. The calorific values of plants were calculated by bomb calorimeter. The results show that indigenous species Acacia senegal and Prosopis cinerariaas fuelwood species in well appropriate and have low ash content, high wood density. The best auspicious product shows the blend of Acacia senegaland Prosopis cineraria (50% + 50%) has 23.109 KJ/g which is maximum calorific value. An elemental analysis results show that the Acacia senegalandProsopis cinerariahas higher Carbon which indicates the high calorific values, in the Salvadora oleoidesthe least calorific value and low carbon content

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Published
2022-06-22
How to Cite
AMRAT, & ZAHEER AHMED CHANDIO. (2022). Determination of Calorific Values of Prosopis cineraria, Acacia Senegal and Salvadora oleoides and their Blends. Sindh University Research Journal - SURJ (Science Series), 54(2). https://doi.org/10.26692/surj.v54i2.5803