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Syngas production from olive tree cuttings and olive kernels in a downdraft fixed-bed gasifier (2008)
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Skoulou, V., Zabaniotou, A., Stavropoulos, G., & Sakelaropoulos, G. (2008). Syngas production from olive tree cuttings and olive kernels in a downdraft fixed-bed gasifier. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 33(4), 1185-1194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2007.12.051

This study presents a laboratory fixed-bed gasification of olive kernels and olive tree cuttings. Gasification took place with air, in a temperature range of 750-950 °C, for various air equivalence ratios (0.14-0.42) and under atmospheric pressure. I... Read More

Conceptual design and preliminary hydrodynamic study of an agro biomass bench gasification fluidized bed reactor (2008)
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Zabaniotou, A., Skoulou, V., Koufodimos, G., & Samaras, Z. (2008). Conceptual design and preliminary hydrodynamic study of an agro biomass bench gasification fluidized bed reactor. International journal of chemical reactor engineering, 6(1), https://doi.org/10.2202/1542-6580.1639

Theoretical and experimental analysis was conducted in a bench scale, atmospheric fluidized bed gasifier, designed and constructed for exploitation of residues issued from olive oil production activity and other agricultural residues. Research was fo... Read More

Application of pilot technologies for energy utilization of agricultural residues in northern Greece (2007)
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Zabaniotou, A. A., & Skoulou, V. (2007). Application of pilot technologies for energy utilization of agricultural residues in northern Greece. Thermal science Society of Heat Transfer Engineers of Serbia and Montenegro, 11(3), 125-134. https://doi.org/10.2298/tsci0703125z

The enormous potential of agro biomass can be exploited to produce sustainable bioenerAy. Proper management and further exploitation of this potential could lead to economically profitable approximations and solutions for the agricultural industry an... Read More

Rapeseed residues utilization for energy and 2nd generation biofuels (2007)
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Zabaniotou, A., Ioannidou, O., & Skoulou, V. (2008). Rapeseed residues utilization for energy and 2nd generation biofuels. Fuel, 87(8-9), 1492-1502. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2007.09.003

Lignocellulosic biomass is an interesting and necessary enlargement of the biomass used for the production of renewable biofuels. It is expected that second generation biofuels are more energy efficient than the ones of first generation, as a substra... Read More

Activated carbon from olive kernels in a two-stage process: industrial improvement (2007)
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Zabaniotou, A., Stavropoulos, G., & Skoulou, V. (2008). Activated carbon from olive kernels in a two-stage process: industrial improvement. Bioresource technology : biomass, bioenergy, biowastes, conversion technologies, biotransformations, production technologies, 99(2), 320-326. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2006.12.020

Activated carbons have been prepared from olive kernels and their adsorptive characteristics were investigated. A two stage process of pyrolysis-activation has been tested in two scales: (a) laboratory scale pyrolysis and chemical activation with KOH... Read More

Investigation study for technological application of alternative methods for the energy exploitation of biomass/agricultural residues in Northern Greece (2007)
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Zabaniotou, A., Skoulou, V., Koufodimos, G., & Samaras, Z. (2007). Investigation study for technological application of alternative methods for the energy exploitation of biomass/agricultural residues in Northern Greece. Thermal science Society of Heat Transfer Engineers of Serbia and Montenegro, 11(3), 115-123. https://doi.org/10.2298/tsci0703115z

Biomass energy potential is addressed to be the most promising among the renewable energy sources, due to its spread and availability worldwide. Apart form that, biomass has the unique advantage among the rest of renewable energy sources, to be able... Read More

From biomass to electricity through integrated gasification/SOFC system-optimization and energy balance (2006)
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Athanasiou, C., Coutelieris, F., Vakouftsi, E., Skoulou, V., Antonakou, E., Marnellos, G., & Zabaniotou, A. (2007). From biomass to electricity through integrated gasification/SOFC system-optimization and energy balance. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 32(3), 337-342. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2006.06.048

In this paper the integrated process of biomass gasification and a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) was studied in terms of thermodynamics. The study is based on an ongoing project intending to develop an innovative sustainable technology with high effic... Read More

Investigation of agricultural and animal wastes in Greece and their allocation to potential application for energy production (2006)
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Skoulou, V., & Zabaniotou, A. (2007). Investigation of agricultural and animal wastes in Greece and their allocation to potential application for energy production. Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, 11(8), 1698-1719. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2005.12.011

Agricultural and animal wastes constitute a high proportion of biomass in Greece, and are able to play an important role towards the satisfaction of heat and/or energy and related material supply, with respect to the environmental protection targets.... Read More