High energy syngas production by waste tyres steam gasification in a rotary kiln pilot plant. Experimental and numerical investigations

TitleHigh energy syngas production by waste tyres steam gasification in a rotary kiln pilot plant. Experimental and numerical investigations
Publication TypeArticolo su Rivista peer-reviewed
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsDonatelli, Antonio, Iovane Pierpaolo, and Molino Antonio
JournalFuel
Volume89
Pagination2721-2728
ISSN00162361
KeywordsCalorific value, ChemCAD, Commercial codes, Energy conversion, Experimental test, Furnaces, Gas energy, Gas features, Gas generators, Gases, Gasification, heating, High energy, Input energy, Lower heating value, Mass ratio, Maximum values, Numerical analysis, Numerical investigations, Numerical models, Numerical results, Pilot plants, Process performance, Process temperature, Rotary kilns, Steam, Steam gasification, Syn-gas, Syngas production
Abstract

{This paper presents experimental and numerical results on steam gasification of waste tyres in a rotary kiln pilot plant. Both the process performance and the gas features have been evaluated varying the feeding ratio (FR), defined as the steam/tyres mass ratio. First, several 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®. Once done, the effect of increasing the FR on the gas energy content has been evaluated. Numerical results showed that the gas energy content increases as the FR increases as well, achieving a maximum value for FR = 0.33 that produced a gas which composition N2 free is (H2 = 52.7%vol

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DOI10.1016/j.fuel.2010.03.040