Improved yield parameters in catalytic steam gasification of forestry residue; optimizing biomass feed rate and catalyst type

Corujo, Andrea, Yerman, Luis, Arizaga, Beatriz, Brusoni, Mariana and Castiglioni, Jorge (2010) Improved yield parameters in catalytic steam gasification of forestry residue; optimizing biomass feed rate and catalyst type. Biomass and Bioenergy, 34 12: 1695-1702. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2010.06.010


Author Corujo, Andrea
Yerman, Luis
Arizaga, Beatriz
Brusoni, Mariana
Castiglioni, Jorge
Title Improved yield parameters in catalytic steam gasification of forestry residue; optimizing biomass feed rate and catalyst type
Journal name Biomass and Bioenergy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0961-9534
1873-2909
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.biombioe.2010.06.010
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 34
Issue 12
Start page 1695
End page 1702
Total pages 8
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Subject 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology
1107 Immunology
2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
2311 Waste Management and Disposal
Abstract The catalytic gasification (900 °C) of forestry industry residue (Eucalyptus saligna) was laboratory-studied. Biomass feed rate and type and amount of catalyst were assayed for their effect on the gasified product composition and the overall energy yield of the gasification reaction. The use of a calcined dolomite catalyst resulted in a combustible gas mixture of adequate calorific power (10.65 MJ m -3) for use as fuel, but neither the product gas composition nor the energy yield varied significantly with widely different amounts of the catalyst (2 g and 20 g). The use of NiO-loaded calcined dolomite catalysts did not affect the product gas composition significantly but led to a 30% increase in the total product gas volume and to a reduction in the rate of tar and char formation. The catalyst loaded with the smallest amount of NiO studied (0.4 wt%. Ni/Dol) led to the highest energy yield (21.50 MJ kg -1 on a dry-wood basis) based on the use of the gasified product as fuel. The gasified product was found to have an adequate H 2/CO molar ratio and H 2 content for use as synthesis gas source and partial source of H 2.
Keyword Catalytic gasification
Dolomite
Energy
Eucalyptus saligna
Nickel
Synthesis gas
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
 
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