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Lighting by Biogas Burners: Perspectives on Development in Brazil

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The development of efficient components to save energy plays an important role in designing of sustainable solutions. Based on the concept of green energy, gas burners based on porous ceramic structures are interesting technologies to supply heat and lighting by burning even low calorific fuels as biogas. In this work, perspectives on development of porous ceramic burners in Brazil are presented. For this study a mixture of rare earth oxides―yttria (YTR) was selected as raw material, considering the unique luminescence proprieties of rare earth elements. Ceramic nettings with homogeneous morphology were produced by colloidal processing of rare earth powders. The results highlighted the potentiality of these components to be applied as biogas burners.

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Santos, S. , Yamagata, C. and Mello-Castanho, S. (2014) Lighting by Biogas Burners: Perspectives on Development in Brazil. Materials Sciences and Applications, 5, 660-673. doi: 10.4236/msa.2014.59068.


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