Cubical Triaxial Tester Biomass Handling Measurement

Overview of DOE Flowability Measurement and Modeling Project at Forest Concepts and Penn State University

Abstract 

New and improved laboratory equipment to measure biomass physical, mechanical, and flowability properties are being developed to prototype stage within this project. Improved analytical models and simulation tools are being developed to improve the design of biomass handling unit operations such as hoppers, chutes, feeders, and the like. The objective of the project is to contribute to the design and operation of reliable, cost effective, continuous feeding of biomass feedstocks into a reactor of an integrated biorefinery.

About the Publication 

Dooley, J. H., C. J. Lanning, H. Yi and V. Puri (2020). Written for presentation at the 2020 ASABE Annual International Meeting, July 12-15, 2020. Auburn, WA, Forest Concepts, LLC.

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