Gasification Study of Different Plant - Based Biomass Materials

Sulaiman, S. A. and Karim, M. F. and Moni, M. N. Z. and Atnaw, Samson Mekbib (2012) Gasification Study of Different Plant - Based Biomass Materials. In: 3rd International Conference on Production, Energy and Reliability, 12-14 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur.

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In this paper, 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 judgement
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) at 11% moisture content (wet basis). It is also observed that mangrove
wood has a nearly similar properties to that of oil palm fronds as cmpared to sugarcane bagasse and coconut

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Departments / MOR / COE: Departments > Mechanical Engineering
Research Institutes > Energy
Depositing User: Dr Ir Shaharin A Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2012 07:05
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 08:21

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