K. Sada Siva Rao, A. Sampathrajan and S.A. Ramjani
Department of BioEnergy, CAE, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Madras Agric. J. 90 (1-3): 184-185
Panela Production; Thermal performance; Furnace; Energy efficiency;
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The thermal efficiency of the existing furnace was found to be 14.75% which was low. The bagasse used was 3.85 kg/kg of jaggery manufactured. The study revealed that use of gasifiers for such thermal applications can lead to considerable increase in efficiency and development of a suitale bagasse based gasifier to generate producer gas for concentrating juice appears to be promising.