Optimum Operating Condition for Co-Gasification - A Thermodynamic Study

Author(s): Ganesh R. Kale*, Suhas D. Doke, Atul N. Vaidya.

Journal Name: Recent Innovations in Chemical Engineering
Formerly: Recent Patents on Chemical Engineering

Volume 11 , Issue 1 , 2018

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Background: Gasification is a popular process for producing syngas from solid fuels. The focus has nowadays shifted to co-gasification using a mixed feed of coal and biomass. An optimum gasifier operating condition (OGOC) is an extremely important process parameter for gasification system.

Method: A thermodynamic analysis was done to calculate this condition for co-gasifier operation. The relative product gas generation trends in co-gasification were compared with the single feed coal gasification in this study.

Conclusion: An OGOC of 618°C with CO2 feed of 0.6475 moles and H2O feed of 1.3525 moles was found to be the best condition for co-gasifier operation producing 1.6429 moles of syngas (of syngas ratio 1.5905) and 54.96% H2O conversion with the gasifier product gas containing over 61% syngas. Such OGOC can be found for gasification systems ensuring the advantages of thermoneutral operation as well as 100% carbon conversion.

Keywords: Coal-biomass co-gasification, thermoneutral temperature, optimum temperature, carbon conversion, co-gasification, hundred percent carbon conversion.

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VOLUME: 11
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2018
Page: [60 - 73]
Pages: 14
DOI: 10.2174/2405520411666180406151246

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