Tar Guideline. A standard method for measurement of tars and particles in biomass producer gases

John Neeft, Sander van Paasen, Harrie Knoef, Gert-Jan Buffinga, Uwe Zielke, Krister Sjöström, Claes Brage, Philipp Hasler, Pekka Simell, Marjut Suomalainen, Mark Dorrington, Lesley Thomas

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Abstract

This paper reports on a Guideline (formerly Protocol) for sampling and analysis of tars from biomass producer gases. This Guideline was developed in a project in the European Fifth Framework Programme with additional partners from Switzerland and North America. In this paper, the final outline of the Guideline is given. This outline has been developed based on R&D work performed by the project partners, which was not performed in the EU project but was co-ordinated from it. Highlights of the R&D work are shown in this paper, which are the finding that formation and subsequent poor separation of tar aerosols are a major cause of poor collection efficiencies when sampling tars. The use of glass frits and the use of a higher temperature in the first impinger bottles avoid this problem of aerosol breakthrough. Tar measurements performed by the Guideline have been compared with tar measurements performed by the SPA method. The two methods basically give the same result for tar compounds ranging from phenol up to pyrene. For larger compounds, a deviation is seen. This paper does not contain the full text of the Guideline. This full text is available on the Internet at www.tarweb.net. Also the report on R&D results can be found on this Web Site.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEUBCE Conference Proceedings 2002
PublisherETA-Florence Renewable Energies
Pages469 - 472
ISBN (Print)88-900442-5-X, 3-936338-10-8
Publication statusPublished - 2002
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event12th European Conference and Exhibition on Biomass for Energy, Industry and Climate Protection - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 17 Jun 200221 Jun 2002
Conference number: 12

Conference

Conference12th European Conference and Exhibition on Biomass for Energy, Industry and Climate Protection
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period17/06/0221/06/02

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Keywords

  • aerosols
  • gasification
  • gas cleaning
  • tar
  • tar removal

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Neeft, J., Paasen, S. V., Knoef, H., Buffinga, G-J., Zielke, U., Sjöström, K., Brage, C., Hasler, P., Simell, P., Suomalainen, M., Dorrington, M., & Thomas, L. (2002). Tar Guideline. A standard method for measurement of tars and particles in biomass producer gases. In EUBCE Conference Proceedings 2002 (pp. 469 - 472). ETA-Florence Renewable Energies.