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Experimental study, dynamic modelling, validation and analysis of hydrogen production from biomass pyrolysis/gasification of biomass in a two-stage fixed bed reaction system

Olaleye, Akeem K.; Adedayo, Kunle J.; Wu, Chunfei; Nahil, Mohamad A.; Wang, Meihong; Williams, Paul T.

Authors

Akeem K. Olaleye

Kunle J. Adedayo

Chunfei Wu

Mohamad A. Nahil

Meihong Wang

Paul T. Williams



Abstract

There is great interest in producing hydrogen from renewable sources such as biomass rather than from fossil fuels. This paper presents new experimental results at different pyrolysis temperature and development of a dynamic model for a biomass pyrolysis/steam reforming process in a two stage fixed bed reactor. The model considers the hydrodynamics of the fixed bed reactor, the interfacial mass and energy transfer between the fluid–solid systems and the porous catalyst, and the energy transfer on a kinetic model. The 2D dynamic model resulted in a system of partial differential equations which was solved numerically in gPROMS®. The model was validated with the experimental results. The model predictions show good agreement with the experimental results. The model can be used as a useful tool for design, operation, optimisation and control of the biomass steam gasification process.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2014-12
Journal Fuel
Print ISSN 0016-2361
Electronic ISSN 1873-7153
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 137
Pages 364-374
APA6 Citation Olaleye, A. K., Adedayo, K. J., Wu, C., Nahil, M. A., Wang, M., & Williams, P. T. (2014). Experimental study, dynamic modelling, validation and analysis of hydrogen production from biomass pyrolysis/gasification of biomass in a two-stage fixed bed reaction system. Fuel, 137, (364-374). doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2014.07.076. ISSN 0016-2361
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2014.07.076
Keywords Biomass, Hydrogen production, Gasification, Fixed bed reactor, Process modelling
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016236114007273
Copyright Statement © 2014, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Additional Information Author's accepted manuscript of article published in: Fuel, 2014, v.137

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