Pyrolysis and gasification of pellets from sugar cane bagasse and wood
2006 (English)In: Fuel, ISSN 0016-2361, Vol. 85, no 10-11, 1535-1540 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Wood pellets have become a popular form of biomass for power generation and residential heating due to easier handling both for transportation and for feeders in the treatment units, improved conversion and storage possibilities. The research on wood pellets as fuel has also been intensified during the past decade. However, other biomass sorts in pellet form, such as sugar cane bagasse, have not yet been extensively studied, especially not physical effects on the pellets during thermal treatment. Bagasse and wood pellets of different origin and sizes, shredded bagasse and wood chips have been studied in a thermogravimetric equipment to compare the effects of sort, origin, size and form of biomass during slow pyrolysis and steam gasification. Physical parameters such as decrease of volume and mass during treatment, as well as pyrolysis and gasification rates are of primary interest in the study. An important observation from the study is that for pellets the char density decreased during pyrolysis to a minimum around 450 degrees C, but thereafter increased with continued heating. The wood chips behaved differently with a continuous char density decrease during pyrolysis. Another conclusion from the work is that the size of the pellet has larger impact on the shrinkage behaviour throughout the conversion than the raw material, which the pellet is made of.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 85, no 10-11, 1535-1540 p.
pyrolysis, char density, steam gasification, CHIMNEY EMISSIONS, SOFTWOOD PELLETS
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-14066DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2005.12.005ISI: 000237998300028ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33645334656OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-14066DiVA: diva2:329551
QC 201007122010-07-122010-07-122010-11-29Bibliographically approved