Aprovechamiento del Recurso Biomasa a Partir de los Desechos de Madera para una Caldera de Vapor

Translated title of the contribution: Use of the Biomass Resource from Wood Waste for a Steam Boiler

Juan Sebastian Arroyo Vinueza, Washington Salvatore Reina Guzman

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This article describes the energy potential of residual biomass from wood to be used in a steam boiler as substitute fuel; resulting in a clean energy alternative against dependence on oil use in these devices. Further, information details the industry that provides wood waste, its varying forms of presentation, their physical and energetic properties; such as: the calorific value according to the moisture content and weight equivalence of each biomass sample to replace the fossil fuels currently used by steam boilers. Finally, based on the results obtained, a thermodynamic analysis is performed on the occurrences in the boiler when used with residual biomass, giving us answers to its energy balance, exergy balance and entropy calculation; thus providing reference data to the use of residual biomass as a valid alternative in new sources of renewable energy.
Translated title of the contributionUse of the Biomass Resource from Wood Waste for a Steam Boiler
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Pages (from-to)20-29
Number of pages10
Issue number16
StatePublished - 31 Dec 2016


  • Biomass
  • Fossil fuel
  • Pollution
  • Steam boiler
  • Wood

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 215A Biochemistry


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