Title: A microprocessor-based data acquisition and instrumentation system for the control of a rice-husk furnace

Authors: Mashkuri Yaacob, Baharuddin Ali

Addresses: Computer Centre, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaya. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaya

Abstract: The development of efficient combustion systems burning solid agricultural wastes for heat and power generation requires well designed microprocessor-controlled systems. This paper describes the development of a cost-effective system to control the stable and clean combustion of rice husks in a vertical cyclone furnace. Such a system is shown to be economically feasible.

Keywords: combustion control; data acquisition; instrumentation; solid waste combustion; agricultural waste; rice husks; microprocessor control; cyclone furnaces.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1990.062694

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1990 Vol.3 No.1, pp.34 - 46

Published online: 11 Jun 2014 *

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