WATERPROOF POLYMER-COATED COMBUSTIBLE PELLETS, AND METHODS FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

Inventors
  • MCRAE, Glenn Aldon
  • MACKINTOSH, Alexis Fosse
  • BASU, Onita Debbie
  • SEATTER, Geoffrey Michael
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Applicants
  • Carleton University
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Abstract

Provided herein are solid fuels including a combustible material coated with an organic material or plastic, the solid-fuel being substantially water-resistant or waterproof. Also provided herein is a method for producing a water-resistant or waterproof solid fuel comprising a combustible material coated with an organic material or plastic, said method including steps of: providing a solution including the organic material or plastic in a solvent; applying the solution to the combustible material; and evaporating the solvent; thereby providing the water-resistant or waterproof solid fuel including the combustible material coated with the organic material or plastic. The combustible material may include, for example, plant-based material, torrified wood, ground wood, or coal fines. The organic material or plastic may include, for example, styrofoam or Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS).