In the present work an equilibrium model (gas–solid), based on the minimization of the Gibbs energy, has been used in order to estimate the theoretical yield and the equilibrium composition of the reaction products (syngas and char) of biomass thermochemical conversion processes (pyrolysis and gasification). The data obtained from this model have also been used to calculate the heating value of the fuel gas, in order to evaluate the overall energy efficiency of the thermal conversion stage. The proposed model has been applied both to partial oxidation and steam gasification processes with varying air to biomass (ER) and steam to carbon (SC) ratio values and using different feedstocks; the obtained results have been compared with experimental data and with other model predictions obtaining a satisfactory agreement.

Biomass as an Energy Source: Thermodynamic Constraints on the Performance of the Conversion Process / M., Baratieri; Baggio, Paolo; Fiori, Luca; Grigiante, Maurizio. - In: BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0960-8524. - STAMPA. - 2008:99(2008), pp. 7063-7073. [10.1016/j.biortech.2008.01.006]

Biomass as an Energy Source: Thermodynamic Constraints on the Performance of the Conversion Process

Baggio, Paolo;Fiori, Luca;Grigiante, Maurizio
2008-01-01

Abstract

In the present work an equilibrium model (gas–solid), based on the minimization of the Gibbs energy, has been used in order to estimate the theoretical yield and the equilibrium composition of the reaction products (syngas and char) of biomass thermochemical conversion processes (pyrolysis and gasification). The data obtained from this model have also been used to calculate the heating value of the fuel gas, in order to evaluate the overall energy efficiency of the thermal conversion stage. The proposed model has been applied both to partial oxidation and steam gasification processes with varying air to biomass (ER) and steam to carbon (SC) ratio values and using different feedstocks; the obtained results have been compared with experimental data and with other model predictions obtaining a satisfactory agreement.
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M., Baratieri; Baggio, Paolo; Fiori, Luca; Grigiante, Maurizio
Biomass as an Energy Source: Thermodynamic Constraints on the Performance of the Conversion Process / M., Baratieri; Baggio, Paolo; Fiori, Luca; Grigiante, Maurizio. - In: BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0960-8524. - STAMPA. - 2008:99(2008), pp. 7063-7073. [10.1016/j.biortech.2008.01.006]
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