Utilization of Fruit Orchard Waste: Durian and Mangosteen for Charcoal Briquette Production

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Amon Visittiwong


The production of pressed charcoal from the orchard waste: durian and mangosteen, was
obtained from the utilization of agricultural waste. In the orchard, the waste consists of large
branches, small branches; bad quality fruit leaves resulting from fruit pruning in each production
season which is found in orchards. This research studied the production of briquette charcoal from
waste from fruit orchard with the ratio of raw materials 1:1:1:1 including large branches, small
branches, leaves, and fruit. They were mixed with binders at the ratio of 8:2 and 7:3 by weight. There
were 2 types of binders including cassava flour and molasses in producing briquette charcoal. The
properties of briquette were analyzed according to ASTM to be in accordance with Thai community
Product Standard. The results show that the charcoal from the orchard, durian and mangosteen had
calorific value which was higher than Thai Community Product Standard which stated that charcoal
briquette shall bot have less calorific value lower than 5,000 calories per gram. The results of in the ratio of 8:2 was 6 baht per kilogram and the payback period is approximately 0.42 years. The
results of the study can be used to encourage farmers to use agricultural waste such as twigs, leaves
and fruit that is wastes in the area to be used to increase value.
economics analysis found that the production cost of the charcoal briquette with molasses as binders

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Visittiwong, A. . (2022). Utilization of Fruit Orchard Waste: Durian and Mangosteen for Charcoal Briquette Production. Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-Ok Research Journal, 14(2), 66–71. Retrieved from https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/researchjournal2rmutto/article/view/253411 (Original work published December 30, 2021)
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Amon Visittiwong, Kasetsart University

Sustainable Land Use and Natural Resource Management


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