Table 1: Particle density and mechanical durability of poplar pellets using different additives, with specific pelletization surface area of 5.6 cm2/kW [18].

AdditiveMC (%)Particle density (kg/m³)Mechanical durability (%)

LS 2.5%9.996098.0
MS 2.5%9.997095.9
LS 5%8.5108098.8
MS 5%9.896097.3
LS 7%9.5106098.4
MS 7%9.0100096.4
MS 0.95% + LS 1.05%6.3107093.2
MS 1.94% + LS 1.06%8.4103095.6
MS 2.94% + LS 1.06%8.0110097.1
MS 3.93% + LS 1.07%7.2113097.1

LS: lignosuphonate; MS: maize starch.