water hyacinth (#1474)

Materialwater hyacinth
Classification ECN Phyllis classification ▸ grass/plant ▸ other plants ▸ water hyacinth
NTA 8003 classification ▸ [200] biomassa uit land- en tuinbouw
Submitter organisationECN (Netherlands)
Submission date1999-06-24
LiteratureS. Gaur and T. B. Reed: Thermal data for natural and synthetic fuels, Marcel Dekker, New York, 259 p. (1998).


Property Unit Value Std dev Det lim Lab Date Method Remarks
ar dry daf

Main biomass properties

Proximate analysis

Moisture content wt% (ar)
Ash content wt% 15.30

Ultimate analysis (macroelements)

Carbon wt% 43.00 50.77 Measured
Hydrogen wt% 5.80 6.85 Measured
Oxygen wt% 29.50 34.83 Measured
Nitrogen wt% 5.60 6.61 Measured
Total (with halides) wt% 99.20 99.06 Calculated

Heating value

Net calorific value (LHV) MJ/kg 16.71 19.73
Gross calorific value (HHV) MJ/kg 17.98 21.23
HHVMilne MJ/kg 17.92 21.16 Calculated