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Performance Evaluation of Open Core Gasifier on Multi-Fuels
Biomass and Bioenergy (2006)
  • Prakash Bhoi, Georgia Southern University
  • R. N. Singh, Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute
  • A. M. Sharma, Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute
  • S. R. Patel, Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute
Abstract
Sardar Patel renewable energy research institute (SPRERI) has designed and developed open core, throat-less, down draft gasifier and installed it at the institute. The gasifier was designed for loose agricultural residues like groundnut shells. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the gasifier on multi-fuels such as babul wood (Prosopis juliflora), groundnut shell briquettes, groundnut shell, mixture of wood (Prosopis juliflora) and groundnut shell in the ratio of 1:1 and cashew nut shell. The gasifier performance was evaluated in terms of fuel consumption rate, calorific value of producer gas and gasification efficiency. Gasification efficiency of babul wood (Prosopis juliflora), groundnut shell briquettes, groundnut shell, mixture of Prosopis juliflora and groundnut shell in the ratio of 1:1 and cashew nut shell were 72%, 66%, 70%, 64%, 70%, respectively. Study revealed that babul wood (Prosopis juliflora), groundnut shell briquettes, groundnut shell, mixture of wood (Prosopis juliflora) and groundnut shell in the ratio of 1:1 and cashew nut shell were satisfactorily gasified in open core down draft gasifier. The study also showed that there was flow problem with groundnut shell.
Keywords
  • Open core gasifier,
  • Gasification efficiency,
  • Babul wood (Prosopis juliflora),
  • Cashew nut-shell,
  • Groundnut shell briquettes,
  • Groundnut shell
Publication Date
June, 2006
DOI
10.1016/j.biombioe.2005.12.006
Citation Information
Prakash Bhoi, R. N. Singh, A. M. Sharma and S. R. Patel. "Performance Evaluation of Open Core Gasifier on Multi-Fuels" Biomass and Bioenergy Vol. 30 Iss. 6 (2006) p. 575 - 579 ISSN: 0961-9534
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/prakash-bhoi/13/