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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 Vasiliki Skoulou V.Skoulou@hull.ac.uk
Director of Research in Chemical Engineering ;Lecturer in Chemical Engineering-Bioenergy ; PI of the B3: Biomass waste- Bioenergy- Biochars Challenge Group

Anastasia A. Zabaniotou

Abstract

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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2013-01
Journal Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis
Print ISSN 0165-2370
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 99
Pages 110-116
Institution Citation 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2012.10.015
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2012.10.015
Keywords General Chemistry; General Chemical Engineering