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Co-gasification of crude glycerol with lignocellulosic biomass for enhanced syngas production

Skoulou, Vassiliki K.; Zabaniotou, Anastasia A.


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Dr Vicky Skoulou
Graduate Research Director (GRD) of School of Engineering ; Senior Lecturer (Assoc. Prof.) in Chemical Engineering-Bioenergy ; PI of the B3: Biomass Waste- BioenergH2- Biochars Challenge Group of PGRs and PDRAs

Anastasia A. Zabaniotou


The present work concerns the co-gasification of crude glycerol (CG), a by-product of biodiesel industry, with locally available lignocellulosic biomass aiming at the production of syngas and further promotion of power production in dedicated bioenergy units . Co-gasification of CG with olive kernel (OK), an agro-residue issued from the intensive olive oil production sector in Southern East Europe, was performed in a laboratory fixed bed reactor at T = 750-850 ° C with λ = 0.2-0.4 and in the three different mixing levels of 24 wt%, 32 wt% and 49 wt% of CG in OK. Co-gasification of CG with OK found to favor the gas yield which increased from 0.4 to 1.2 Nm 3 /kg for the mixture of 49 wt% of CG in biomass. Additionally H 2 concentration increased from 19 to 33%(v/v) in the gasification gas while the tar yield decreased from 19.5 to 2.4 wt% at conditions of T = 850 ° C and λ = 0.4. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.


Skoulou, V. K., & Zabaniotou, A. A. (2013). Co-gasification of crude glycerol with lignocellulosic biomass for enhanced syngas production. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 99, 110-116.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 23, 2012
Online Publication Date Nov 6, 2012
Publication Date 2013-01
Deposit Date Feb 13, 2018
Journal Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis
Print ISSN 0165-2370
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 99
Pages 110-116
Keywords General Chemistry; General Chemical Engineering
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