Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Levels of Semi-Automated Ricehull-Fueled Furnace for Medium- Sized Agricultural Crop Dryers
Abstract-In compliance with RA 8749 also known as Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission level of the newly-developed ricehull-fueled furnace for medium-sized agricultural crop dryers in terms of the amount of carbon monoxide (CO), nitric oxide (NOx), nitrogen oxide (NO2) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) was evaluated. Flue gas analyzer (TSI, MODEL CE-6213) was used for the evaluation. The result shows a decreasing amount of greenhouse gases relative to time of operation. Relationship between the amount of greenhouse gases and the reactor's bottom temperature was detected in the analysis. It was concluded that the GHG emission level of the furnace is below the maximum permissible limits under RA 8749.