International Scientific Journal


Biomass moulding fuel is an environmentally friendly and renewable energy source. We studied an independently-developed automatic flue-cured tobacco furnace, employing a biomass fuel source and studied the effect of biomass moulding fuel onbacco flue curing. We found that 1 kg of dried tobacco required 1.2 kg of biomass moulding fuel (heating value = 3550 kcal per kg). The energy input cost was 1.43 RMB** (fuel and electricity) and the labor cost was reduced by 75%, a reduction of 18.6% compared to the cost of burning coal. With respect to the environmental impact, the average emission concentration of smoke in the exhaust gas from the furnace was 16.2 mg/m3, SO2 was 13.6 mg/m3, and NOx was 2.3 mg/m3. Ringelmann blackness was less than 1. Compared to burning coal, all emissions were very low, demonstrating that the biomass moulding fuel furnace saved energy and reduced emissions compared to coal. In addition, the quality of cured tobacco and economic index were significantly improved.
PAPER REVISED: 2019-01-25
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2019-02-05
CITATION EXPORT: view in browser or download as text file
THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2019, VOLUME 23, ISSUE Issue 5, PAGES [2667 - 2675]
  1. Zhang Bai-liang,et al.Research on biomass gasification flue-cured tobacco system technology, Journal of Solar Energy,24(2003),5,pp. 683-687
  2. Chen Guan yi, et al.Research status and development of biomass gasification technology Gas and heat 26 (2006),7,pp. 20-25
  3. Xu Xiu hong, et al.Current situation and development direction of research and application of intensive curing barns in China Tobacco Science of China 29 2008 )), 4, pp. 54-56
  4. Gong Chang rong, et al .Evolution and research progress of tobacco curing equipment in China Tobacco Science and Technology 11 2005 ),pp.34-37
  5. Wei Feng, et al.Research progress of dense curing barns Tobacco Science of China 3 2005, pp. 12-14
  6. Liu Lei et al.Comparison of heating processes in centralized barn Journal of Agricultural Engineering 27 2011 pp. 371-375
  7. Jiang Du zhong, et al.Application of biomass gasification heating in Tobacco Leaf Curing China Agricultural Bulletin 26 2010 14,pp. 392-395
  8. Yang Shi guan, et al. Design of tobacco curing system using biomass gas as energy and evaluation of its energy efficiency and quality improvement of tobacco products, Journal of Agricultural Engineering 19 2003 2 ,pp.207-210
  9. Tie yan, et al .Applica tion status and Prospect of tobacco curing intensive curing barn China Agricultural Bulletin 25 2009 13,pp. 260-262
  10. Sun Jing-quan, et al al.Improvement of coal-fired intensive flue-curing barns for flue-cured tobacco,Tobacco Science and Technology,9(2004),pp.43-44.
  11. Wang Jun-wei,et al.Research Progress on the Application of Clean Energy Instead of Coal in the Bulk Curing Barn for Flue-Cured Tobacco, value engineering,3(2019), pp.188-190.
  12. Zheng hua,et al. Application of Different Biomass Energy Burners in Curing of Flue-cured Tobacco, Guizhou Agricultural Sciences,12(2018),pp.122-126.
  13. Hu Xiao-dong,et al. Research Progress on of Clean Application Energy in the Bulk Curing Barn for Flue-cured Tobacco, Guizhou Agricultural Sciences,5(2017), pp.132-138.
  14. Song Chao-peng,et al. Application prospect of the biomass energy in tobacco curing. Journal of Hebei Agricultural Science 12/2008, pp.58-60.
  15. Xu cheng-long,et al.Biomass Compounded Coal and Anthracite for Tobacco Curing, Fujian Journal of Agricultural Sciences,5(2011), pp.827-831.
  16. Gou Wen-tao,et al.The Application of Biomass Fuel Substituting Coal in Tobacco Curing, Acta Agriculturae Boreali-Sinica,s1(2017), pp.239-244.
  17. Ren Ji-min.Simulation Study on Contribution Potential of Straw as Biomss Energy to Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction, Journal of Beijing Jiaotong University(Social Sciences Edition),4(2018),pp,79-88.
  18. Shen Jia-fen,et al.Principal component and canonical correlation analysis for air pollutants and meteorological data in Guangzhou, Ecological Environment,5(2006), pp.1018-1023.
  19. Zhang Xiao-yang,et al, Developing bioenergy to tackle climate change: bioenergy path and practice of tianguan group.Advances in Climate Change Research, 7(2016), pp.17-25.
  20. Wei Zhong,et al. Effects of biomass pellet fuel on tobacco curing,Journal of Southern Agriculture,12(2017), pp.2228-2233.
  21. Xu cheng-long,et al.Biomass Compounded Coal and Anthracite for Tobacco Curing, Fujian Journal of Agricultural Sciences,5(2011), pp.827-831.
  22. Fu Chen-qing,et al. The distribution and utilization of tobacco stalk resources in China. Journal of Cellulose Science and Technology 2(2015), pp.74-79.
  23. Jiang Zhu-zhong,et al. Application of biomass particle combustion furnace in bulk curing barn.Journal of Agriculture,8(2017),PP.82-86.

© 2024 Society of Thermal Engineers of Serbia. Published by the Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International licence