Influence of feeding ratio on steam gasification ofpalm shells in a rotary kiln pilot plant. Experimental and numerical investigations

TitleInfluence of feeding ratio on steam gasification ofpalm shells in a rotary kiln pilot plant. Experimental and numerical investigations
Publication TypeArticolo su Rivista peer-reviewed
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsIovane, Pierpaolo, Donatelli Antonio, and Molino Antonio
JournalBiomass and Bioenergy
Volume56
Pagination423-431
ISSN09619534
KeywordsBio-energy, bioenergy, Biomass, biomass power, Carbon dioxide, experimental study, Gasification, heating, Lower heating value, monocotyledon, Numerical investigations, numerical model, Palm shell, performance assessment, Pilot plants, power plant, Process performance, Rotary kilns, shell, Shells (structures), Steam, Steam gasification, Syn-gas, Volumetric composition
Abstract

{This paper presents experimental and numerical results on steam gasification of palm shells in a rotary kiln pilot plant. Both the process performance and gas features have been evaluated varying the steam-biomass ratio (SBR), defined as the mass of steam divided by the mass of palm shells. First, some experimental tests have been performed. Then, the obtained experimental results have been used to verify the consistency of a numerical model developed with the aid of the commercial code ChemCAD®.Numerical results showed that the gas energy content decreases as the SBR increases as well, achieving a maximum value for SBR=0.6 that produced a gas which volumetric composition N2 free is H2=40.4%

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DOI10.1016/j.biombioe.2013.05.025