Selection of the Suitable Biomass Fuel Briquettes Generated from Agricultural Waste Using DEA-Cross-efficiency

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Wanrop Khanthirat
Narong Wichapa
Anucha Sriburum
Uthai Tarnpornsri


The idea of using the residues of agricultural materials for processing into fuel briquettes is an interesting issue. However, each fuel briquette must be considered several properties simultaneously. In this paper, the fuel briquettes from seven agricultural materials were evaluated the efficiency score and raking. Firstly, the fuel briquettes were tested the properties, including the heating value, fixed carbon, moisture content and ash. After that, data environment analysis (DEA) was used to evaluate as the efficiency scores of each agricultural material. Finally, each fuel briquette was evaluated using DEA Cross-efficiency.  The results show that the efficiency scores of sawdust and coconut shell are efficient (Efficiency score =1). The ranking for suitable agricultural materials were sawdust, coconut shell, bagasse, cattail, rice husk, sensitive plant and water hyacinth respectively. 

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Khanthirat, W. ., Wichapa, N. ., Sriburum, A. ., & Tarnpornsri, U. . (2020). Selection of the Suitable Biomass Fuel Briquettes Generated from Agricultural Waste Using DEA-Cross-efficiency. Journal of Engineering, RMUTT, 18(1), 33–44. Retrieved from
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