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

Ilkka Hannula (Corresponding Author), Esa Kurkela

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Abstract

A process model for pressurised fluidised-bed gasification of biomass was developed using Aspen Plus simulation software. Eight main blocks were used to model the fluidised-bed gasifier, complemented with FORTRAN subroutines nested in the programme to simulate hydrocarbon and NH3 formation as well as carbon conversion. The model was validated with experimental data derived from a PDU-scale test rig operated with various types of biomass. The model was shown to be suitable for simulating the gasification of pine sawdust, pine and eucalyptus chips as well as forest residues, but not for pine bark or wheat straw.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4608-4615
Number of pages8
JournalBioresource Technology
Volume101
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Gasification
Biomass
biomass
air
Air
Sawdust
Subroutines
Straw
Hydrocarbons
straw
bark
Carbon
wheat
hydrocarbon
software
fluidised bed
gasification
carbon
simulation

Keywords

  • Aspen Plus
  • Biomass
  • Fluidised-bed
  • Gasification
  • Model

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A semi-empirical model for pressurised air-blown fluidised-bed gasification of biomass. / Hannula, Ilkka (Corresponding Author); Kurkela, Esa.

In: Bioresource Technology, Vol. 101, No. 12, 2010, p. 4608-4615.

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