University of Limerick Institutional Repository

Cynara cardunculus L. gasification in a bubbling fluidized bed: the effect of magnesite and olivine on product gas, tar and gasification performance

DSpace Repository

Show simple item record Serrano, Daniel Kwapinska, Marzena Horvat, Alen Sanchez-Delgado, Sergio Leahy, James J. 2016-07-04T13:25:07Z 2016
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Gasification of Cynara cardunculus L. was performed in a bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) using air as gasifying agent and, magnesite and olivine as different bed materials. Temperature was varied during the experiments (700-800 degrees C) with fixed biomass feeding and air flow rate. The effect of using the magnesite and olivine on gas and tar composition, carbon and biomass conversion, and cold gas efficiency was investigated. The product gas showed high hydrogen content (13-16% v/v) for both magnesite and olivine in the studied temperature range. Higher heating value and gas yield were improved with increasing the temperature from 700 to 800 degrees C. Biomass and carbon conversion were greater than 75%, obtaining values higher than 90% for both 700 and 800 degrees C in magnesite and for 800 degrees C in olivine. Small differences in total tar were observed between materials, although tar composition was very different. BTEX were higher for olivine and similar PAHs was obtained for both magnesite and olivine. A higher catalytic activity at 800 degrees C was observed for magnesite. Gasification performance was better with magnesite at 700 degrees C while olivine showed better properties at 800 degrees C. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Fuel;173, pp. 247-259
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Fuel. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Fuel, 173, pp. 247-259, en_US
dc.subject C. cardunculus L. en_US
dc.subject biomass en_US
dc.subject gasification en_US
dc.subject fluidized bed en_US
dc.subject tar en_US
dc.title Cynara cardunculus L. gasification in a bubbling fluidized bed: the effect of magnesite and olivine on product gas, tar and gasification performance en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2016-07-04T13:15:17Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.fuel.2016.01.051
dc.contributor.sponsor Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor EI en_US
dc.relation.projectid ENE2014-54942-R en_US
dc.relation.projectid CC/2009/1305A en_US
dc.relation.projectid 317J-RENEW en_US 2018-01-22
dc.embargo.terms 2018-01-22 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1631654
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search ULIR


My Account