Mathematical model of biomass gasification using high temperature air in fixed beds
2007 (English)In: Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal, ISSN 1468-4349, Vol. 7, no 1, 58-67 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A mathematical model has been formulated for predicting the main chemical and physical processes taking place during the fixed-bed gasification of biomass fuels using high temperature air (up to 1000 degrees C). Predicted gas species concentrations profiles and their maximum values are in good agreement with measurements. The results also show that when the temperature of feed gas (air) is increased a higher gasification rate, higher molar fractions of fuel gases (CO, H-2 and CmHn) are obtained, thus resulting in a higher LHV. At a high flow rate of the feed gases, the peaks of the fuel gas concentrations are slightly increased, and the gasification rate is strongly increased. A smaller particle size of the biomass fuels leads to higher peak values of the fuel gas species molar fractions, and a more stable gasification zone for a relatively long period of time.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 7, no 1, 58-67 p.
mathematical modelling, gasification, biomass fuel, fixed bed, high temperature air, coal
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-16365DOI: 10.1504/PCFD.2007.011886ISI: 000243962700008ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33847019177OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-16365DiVA: diva2:334407
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-052010-10-20Bibliographically approved