Gasification of Miscanthus x giganteus Pellets in a Fixed Bed Pilot-Scale Unit

Samson, Abby and Mos, Michal and Najser, Jan and Daroch, Maurycy and Gallagher, Joe (2018) Gasification of Miscanthus x giganteus Pellets in a Fixed Bed Pilot-Scale Unit. Frontiers in Energy Research, 6 . ISSN 2296-598X

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Abstract

Gasification of Miscanthus x giganteus (Mxgig), is highly promising due to the high efficiency of the process and the many advantageous properties of this crop. Pilot-scale, fixed bed gasification studies were performed utilizing this fuel at three temperatures (750, 850, and 950°C) to determine the process effects of temperature on gas quality and tar yields. Simple thermodynamic equilibrium modeling was successfully applied to the pilot-scale gasification process. The Mxgig crop performed well, with best process stability reached at temperatures of 800°C or higher. Average calorific values of the product gases were highest at around 850°C at 5.2 MJ·m−3. Tar yields gradually increased with increasing temperature and dropped after 900°C. The presented thermodynamic equilibrium model conformed well with experimental results, deviating little in terms of O2, CO2, H2, and CH4 and no more than 8.1% in the case of CO. This indicates that simple modeling methods can be utilized to predict gas compositions for the pilot-scale.

Keywords:biomass, miscanthus, gasification, equilibrium kinetics, pilot-scale
Subjects:H Engineering > H810 Chemical Engineering
Divisions:College of Science > School of Engineering
ID Code:33159
Deposited On:13 Sep 2018 11:56

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