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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

Design Of Coconut Fruit-Coat Charcoal Briquette-Presser And Its Product Characterization

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Budy Rahmat, Suharjadinata



Briquett, charcoal, coconut coat, design, presser



The process of forming briquettes requires a tool that was able to compress the material, which consists of particles of charcoal powder and the adhesive used. This research was the initial stage of designing a briquette compression device with a material compression mechanism with manual hydraulic pressure. This research has succeeded in designing a briquette molding device that could mold a mixture of young coconut coat waste charcoal powder with starch adhesive by 10%. The resulting briquettes have an average height of 1.54 cm and a diameter of 3.21 cm. After drying the charcoal briquettes for two days, the moisture content was 7.79%. The results of the characteristic test of young coconut coat charcoal briquettes had the following properties: vapor content 26.74%, ash content 2.76%, bound carbon content 68.66 %, density 0.62 g/cm3, firmness 32.44 kg/cm3, and calorific value 6.21 cal/g. Charcoal briquettes from young coconut coat waste meet quality standards as community fuel based on Indonesian and Japanese Standards.



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