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Rancang Bangun Solar Dryer untuk Meningkatkan Kualitas Refuse Derived Fuels (RDF) sebagai Bahan Bakar Alternatif di Kiln Burner Industri Semen

By Qurrotin Ayunina Maulida Okta Arifianti, Muhammad Rizal Abidin, Elita Fidiya Nugrahani and Kuntum Khoiro Ummatin

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To utilize the municipal solid waste (MSW), PT Semen Indonesia has a program to convert waste into three useful products. One of the product is named Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF). The RDF has claimed that it had a caloric value about 5178 kcal/kg. However, currently, RDF could not be used for the combustion process in the cement kiln since RDF has higher moisture content and lower caloric value. In this research, a solar dryer with greenhouse type is designed to reduce the moisture content. The performance is tested using two variations and compared to the conventional method. The variations are a solar dryer with one fan and with no fan. The general results show that variation with one fan has the highest drying rate among all. There is a significant reduction of moisture content after drying process using a solar dryer. The moisture content could be reduced to 16.25 % and 17 % using one fan and no fan, respectively. Furthermore, variation with 1 fan has higher solar dryer efficiency than that of one fan

Topics: A Solar Dryer, Greenhouse Type, Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF), Mechanical engineering and machinery, TJ1-1570
Publisher: University of Brawijaya
Year: 2019
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:2324295360364ba2858f5a4680b4d275
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