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On Gasification of Different Tropical Plant-based Biomass Materials

Sulaiman, S. A. and Karim, M. F. and Moni, M. N. Z. and Atnaw, Samson Mekbib (2013) On Gasification of Different Tropical Plant-based Biomass Materials. [Citation Index Journal]

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Abstract

In this study, the characteristics of synthetic gases derived from different plant-based biomass feedstocks are studied using a downdraft gasifier. The biomass materials are oil palm frond, mangrove wood, sugarcane bagasse and coconut husk. Understanding of these characteristics would lead to proper judgment on the suitability of co-gasification of the different biomass materials. The temperature profiles in the gasifier are recorded and the syngas compositions are estimated. It is found that the mangrove wood has the highest energy content (22,292 J g-1) at 11% moisture content (wet basis). It is also observed that mangrove wood has nearly similar properties to that of oil palm fronds as compared to sugarcane bagasse and coconut husks.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Mechanical Engineering - Energy - Sustainable energy - Biomass
Academic Subject Two:Mission Oriented Research - Green Technologies - Biomass - Feasibility study - Emission studies - Bio fuel (transportation fuel, ethanol, diesel, gasoline, higher alcohol, biobutanol)
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Mechanical Engineering
Research Institutes > Energy
ID Code:8837
Deposited By: Dr Ir Shaharin A Sulaiman
Deposited On:16 Jan 2013 02:07
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:21

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