Gasification gas cleaning with nickel monolith catalyst

Pekka Simell, Pekka Ståhlberg, Yrjö Solantausta, Jouko Hepola, Esa Kurkela

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Particulate-containing gas derived from fluidized-bed biomass gasification can be efficiently purified from tars and ammonia by using a nickel monolith catalyst. Catalyst deactivation by H2S and carbon deposition can be avoided at 20 bar pressure by using temperatures over 900°C. Catalyst deactivation was not observed in a long-term test that lasted 500 h. According to a techno-economical evaluation catalytic hot gas cleaning is economically equal to ammonia removal by SCR in an 60 MWe IGCC plant.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopments in Thermochemical Biomass Conversion
EditorsA.V. Bridgewater, D.G.B. Boocock
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-009-1559-6
Publication statusPublished - 1997
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventDevelopments in Thermochemical Biomass Conversion Conference - Banff, Canada
Duration: 20 May 199624 May 1996


ConferenceDevelopments in Thermochemical Biomass Conversion Conference


  • gasification

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