The Design of Experimental Production of Briquette Solid Fuel from Oil Palm Fiber and Kernel Meal Residual
Keywords:experimental design, briquette solid fuel, oil palm fiber, kernel meal residual
The objective of this research was to study the experimental design for the production of briquette solid fuel from oil palm fiber and kernel meal residue by Factorial Design. Independent variables consisted of mixture ratio of oil palm fiber to oil palm kernel meal residue, percent of coordinate volume and the briquette forming pressure whereas the dependent variables were composed of compression resistance value, impact resistance value and combustion rate. The results of the experimental design showed that at 20 tons of forming pressure, the mixture ratio of kernel meal residue to oil palm fiber 80:20 and 20 percent of coordinate volume provided the best compression resistance value of 2,636 Newton with 85.75% impact resistance value, combustion rate of 1.71 Grams/Minute, heating value of 4386.3 Calories/Gram and the density of 700 Kilograms/Cubic Meter.
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