A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Simulation of a sorbent enhanced gasification pilot reactor and validation of reactor model

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Publication Details
Authors: Pitkäoja Antti, Ritvanen Jouni, Hafner Selina, Hyppänen Timo, Scheffknecht Günter
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Energy Conversion and Management
Journal acronym: ECM
Volume number: 204
ISSN: 0196-8904
eISSN: 1879-2227
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe202002216142


Sorption enhanced gasification (SEG) is a promising technology for
production of a renewable feedstock gas for biofuel synthesis processes.
The technology has been previously demonstrated at pilot scale. Scaling
of the technology to an industrial size requires knowledge from
governing phenomena. One-dimensional bubbling fluidized bed (BFB)
reactor model was developed and validated against experimental data from
200kWth dual fluidized bed facility. Sub-models for biomass
gasification, reactive bed material and fluidized bed hydrodynamics were
incorporated into the model frame. The model gave satisfactory
predictions for bed material conversion, temperature profiles and gas
composition of the producer gas. The conducted validation improved
understanding of bed material conversion, water–gas shift reaction and
hydrodynamics and their role in SEG reactors. Further refinement and
comprehensive validation of the model with additional data from the
pilot is required. The knowledge from the comprehensive validation can
be utilized in simulation of an industrial size reactor.

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