Esa Kurkela

1984 …2021
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2019

The impact of biomass drying on the efficiency of a gasification plant co-producing Fischer-Tropsch fuels and heat: A conceptual investigation

Tuomi, S., Kurkela, E., Hannula, I. & Berg, C. G., 15 Jun 2019, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 127, 105272.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

gasification
Gasification
Drying
Biomass
drying
2015
35 Citations (Scopus)

Behaviour of tars on the filter in high temperature filtration of biomass-based gasification gas

Tuomi, S., Kurkela, E., Simell, P. & Reinikainen, M., 2015, In : Fuel. 139, p. 220-231

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Tars
Tar
Gasification
Biomass
Gases
11 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of pressure on tar decomposition activity of different bed materials in biomass gasification conditions

Tuomi, S., Kaisalo, N., Simell, P. & Kurkela, E., 2015, In : Fuel. 158, p. 293-305

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Tars
Tar
Gasification
Biomass
Olivine
20 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Catalytic reforming
Tars
Tar
Steam
Gasification
2014
25 Citations (Scopus)

Clean syngas from biomass-process development and concept assessment

Simell, P., Hannula, I., Tuomi, S., Nieminen, M., Kurkela, E., Hiltunen, I., Kaisalo, N. & Kihlman, J., 2014, In : Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. 4, 4, p. 357-370

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Biomass
Gases
Tar
Gasification
Temperature
10 Citations (Scopus)
Steam
Gasification
Fluidized beds
Wood
Particle size
2013
24 Citations (Scopus)

Trace element behavior in the fluidized bed gasification of solid recovered fuels: A thermodynamic study

Konttinen, J., Backman, R., Hupa, M., Moilanen, A. & Kurkela, E., 2013, In : Fuel. 106, p. 621-631 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Trace Elements
Trace elements
Gasification
Fluidized beds
Thermodynamics
2011
40 Citations (Scopus)

A parametric modelling study for pressurised steam/O2-blown fluidised-bed gasification of wood with catalytic reforming

Hannula, I. & Kurkela, E., 2011, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 38, p. 58-67 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Catalytic reforming
gasification
fluidized beds
Gasification
steam
2010
33 Citations (Scopus)

A semi-empirical model for pressurised air-blown fluidised-bed gasification of biomass

Hannula, I. & Kurkela, E., 2010, In : Bioresource Technology. 101, 12, p. 4608-4615 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Gasification
Biomass
biomass
air
Air
2009
15 Citations (Scopus)

The Effect of Biomass Feedstock Type and Process Parameters on Achieving the Total Carbon Conversion in the Large Scale Fluidized Bed Gasification of Biomass

Moilanen, A., Nasrullah, M. & Kurkela, E., 2009, In : Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy. 28, 3, p. 355-359 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Gasification
Fluidized beds
Feedstocks
Biomass
Carbon
2006
5 Citations (Scopus)

Nitric oxide yield from combustion of a low calorific gasification product gas: Numerical and experimental study

Brink, A., Hupa, M., Kurkela, E. & Suomalainen, M., 14 Jul 2006, In : Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics. 6, 4-5, p. 217-224 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

gasification
Nitric oxide
nitric oxide
combustion chambers
Combustors
2005
1 Citation (Scopus)

Combined heat and power production by novel fixed-bed gasification technology

Kurkela, E., Simell, P. & Haavisto, I., 29 Jul 2005, In : VDI Berichte. 1891, p. 223-232 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Gasification
Biomass
Gases
Sawdust
Scrubbers
2002

Puhdasta energiaa kierrätyspolttoaineiden kaasutuksella

Kurkela, E., 2002, In : Tekniikka ja kunta. 26, 6, p. 10-12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

2000

Jätteistä syntyy puhdasta energiaa kaasutuksella

Kurkela, E., 2000, In : Uusiouutiset. 11, 3, 11.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

110 Citations (Scopus)

Provisional protocol for the sampling and anlaysis of tar and particulates in the gas from large-scale biomass gasifiers: Version 1998

Simell, P., Ståhlberg, P., Kurkela, E., Albrecht, J., Deutsch, S. & Sjöström, K., 1 Jan 2000, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 18, 1, p. 19-38 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Tar
tar
particulates
Biomass
gases
1996
120 Citations (Scopus)

Catalytic hot gas cleaning of gasification gas

Simell, P., Kurkela, E., Ståhlberg, P. & Hepola, J., 1996, In : Catalysis Today. 27, 1-2, p. 55-62 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Tars
Tar
Gasification
Ammonia
Cleaning
1995
75 Citations (Scopus)

Tar-decomposing activity of carbonate rocks under high CO2 partial pressure

Simell, P., Leppälahti, J. & Kurkela, E., 1995, In : Fuel. 74, 6, p. 938-945

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Tars
Carbonates
Tar
Partial pressure
Rocks
1993
44 Citations (Scopus)

Development of simplified IGCC-processes for biofuels: Supporting gasification research at VTT

Kurkela, E., Ståhlberg, P., Laatikainen, J. & Simell, P., 1993, In : Bioresource Technology. 46, 1 - 2, p. 37 - 48 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Biofuels
Gasification
biofuel
Cleaning
Gases

LIEKKI EY:n kaasutustutkimuksessa

Kurkela, E., 1993, In : Liekki 2: Poltto- ja kaasutustekniikan tutkimusohjelma. 1, p. 14-15

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

11 Citations (Scopus)

Peat-based HTW-plant at Oulu

Koljonen, J., Kurkela, E. & Wilén, C., 1993, In : Bioresource Technology. 46, 1 - 2, p. 95 - 102 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Peat
peat
Ammonia
ammonia
Gasification
1992
35 Citations (Scopus)

Air gasification of peat, wood and brown coal in a pressurized fluidized-bed reactor. II: Formation of nitrogen compounds

Kurkela, E. & Ståhlberg, P., 1992, In : Fuel Processing Technology. 31, 1, p. 23 - 32 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Nitrogen Compounds
Nitrogen compounds
Peat
Coal
Lignite
1991
90 Citations (Scopus)

Air gasification of peat, wood and brown coal in a pressurized fluidized-bed reactor. I: Carbon conversion, gas yields and tar formation

Kurkela, E. & Ståhlberg, P., 1991, In : Fuel Processing Technology. 31, 1, p. 1 - 21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Tars
Peat
Coal
Tar
Lignite
51 Citations (Scopus)

Behaviour of nitrogen compounds and tars in fluidized bed air gasification of peat

Leppälahti, J. & Kurkela, E., 1991, In : Fuel. 70, 4, p. 491 - 497 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Nitrogen Compounds
Tars
Nitrogen compounds
Peat
Tar
85 Citations (Scopus)

Catalytic conversion of nitrogen compounds in gasification gas

Leppälahti, J., Simell, P. & Kurkela, E., 1991, In : Fuel Processing Technology. 29, 1-2, p. 43 - 56 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Nitrogen Compounds
Nitrogen compounds
Gasification
Gases
Ammonia
1990
30 Citations (Scopus)

Release of sodium and potassium in the PFB gasification of peat

Mojtahedi, W., Kurkela, E. & Nieminen, M., 1990, In : Journal of the Institute of Energy. 63, 456, p. 95 - 100

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

peat
gasification
Peat
Gasification
Potassium
1989
5 Citations (Scopus)

Status of peat and biomass gasification in Finland

Kurkela, E., 1989, In : Biomass. 18, 3-4, p. 287-292

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Peat
Gasification
peat
Biomass
Kilns
35 Citations (Scopus)

Updraft gasification of peat and biomass

Kurkela, E., Ståhlberg, P., Simell, P. & Leppälahti, J., 1989, In : Biomass. 19, 1-2, p. 37-46

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Peat
updraft
Gasification
peat
Biomass
1988

Kiinteiden polttoaineiden käyttö kaasuturbiineissa

Raiko, M. & Kurkela, E., 1988, In : Sähkö. 61, 9, p. 42-44

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Puhdasta, halpaa sähköä - 1990-luvun voimalatekniikka

Solantausta, Y., Kurkela, E. & Lievonen, J., 1988, In : Energia. 5, p. 6-8

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

1987
2 Citations (Scopus)

Alkali metal control in coal combustion and gasification - a review

Mojtahedi, W., Nieminen, M. & Kurkela, E., 1987, In : Kemia-Kemi. 14, 10, p. 835-840

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Kiinteästä raaka-aineesta valmistettu synteesikaasu prosessiteollisuudessa ja energiantuotannossa

Solantausta, Y., Kurkela, E. & Sipilä, K., 1987, In : Kemia-Kemi. 14, 10, p. 823-827

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Rikin pidättäminen korkeassa lämpötilassa

Panula-Nikkilä, E., Kurkela, E. & Mojtahedi, W., 1987, In : Kemia-Kemi. 14, 2, p. 109-113

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

1986

Kotimaisten polttoaineiden kaasutustekniikka

Kurkela, E., 1986, In : Teho. 7-8, p. 37-39

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional