The effect of adding ethanol on the ignition properties of fast pyrolysis bio oils

R. Calabria, F. Chiariello, P. Massoli, A. Frassoldati, B. van de Beld, T. E. Hermanns, A. Oasmaa, A. Toussaint

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Abstract

In this paper, the ignition behaviour of droplets composed by crude FPBO and FPBO/EtOH blends at normal pressure is discussed. The tests were carried out, in a closed single droplet combustion chamber with optical accesses, on droplets of diameter in the range 0.8 mm-1.4 mm. FPBO/EtOH blends with percentage of alcohol varying between 5 % v/v and 50 % v/v were tested. To analyse the effectiveness of the addition of ethanol on the ignition properties of FPBOs, the study was also carried out on the crude FPBO used to form the blends. 1D modelling of the evaporation and ignition of droplets of crude FPBO and blends FPBO/EtOH is also discussed. The comparison of numerical and experimental results shows that the model is able to capture the main features of the heating phase of the complex fuels forming the droplets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
Subtitle of host publicationEUBCE 2019
PublisherETA-Florence Renewable Energies
Pages765-770
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-88-89407-19-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 27 May 201930 May 2019

Publication series

SeriesEuropean Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings
Volume2019
ISSN2282-5819

Conference

Conference27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2019
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period27/05/1930/05/19

Keywords

  • Biofuel
  • Combustion
  • Conversion systems
  • Ethanol
  • Fast pyrolysis bio oil
  • Ignition

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    Calabria, R., Chiariello, F., Massoli, P., Frassoldati, A., van de Beld, B., Hermanns, T. E., Oasmaa, A., & Toussaint, A. (2019). The effect of adding ethanol on the ignition properties of fast pyrolysis bio oils. In 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition: EUBCE 2019 (pp. 765-770). ETA-Florence Renewable Energies. European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings, Vol.. 2019 https://doi.org/10.5071/27thEUBCE2019-2BV.4.46