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Journal of Renewable Energy
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 429230, 5 pages
Research Article

Effect of Briquetting Process Variables on Hygroscopic Property of Water Hyacinth Briquettes

1Department of Agricultural Engineering, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Amassoma, PMB 071, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
2Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Environment, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt PMB 5080, Rivers State, Nigeria

Received 21 August 2012; Revised 4 January 2013; Accepted 8 February 2013

Academic Editor: Igathinathane Cannayen

Copyright © 2013 R. M. Davies and O. A. Davies. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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