C. Veerakalyanamunnadi, A. N. Seethalashmi
Jul 31, 2022
Journal of Advanced Scientific Research
The rising costs of conventional fuels, as well as the negative impacts of burning on the environment, have resulted in a shift in demand for wood fuel. As a result, research into the possibility for some woody biomass to be used as a fossil fuel substitute has become important. Delonix regia is a widely grown tree species. These species produce large quantities of lignocellulosic biomass from the tree parts. This study examined the thermochemical characteristics and pyrolytic conversion behavior of these tree parts to assess the possibility of volarization to yield bioenergy. Proximate analysis of Delonix regia revealed low moisture content (6.5%), ash content (1.95%), fixed carbon (12.95%) and high volatile matter (78.6%) respectively. Delonix regia attained high calorific value 3611Kcal/Kg. In FTIR analysis, the biomass sample (Delonix regia) attained multiple functional groups is also discussed. In EDAX, the fuelwood property of elemental composition is determined. TGA analysis is done to examine the thermal behavior of biomass. The paper presents an innovative approach to the research of power generation from biomass by suggesting Delonix regia exhibited high energy properties.