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Effects of Syngas Cooling and Biomass Filter Medium on Tar Removal. Energies
Energies (2017)
  • Sunil Thapa, Oklahoma State University - Main Campus
  • Prakash Bhoi, Georgia Southern University
  • Ajay Kumar, Oklahoma State University
  • Raymond Huhnke, Oklahoma State University - Main Campus
Abstract
Biomass gasification is a proven technology; however, one of the major obstacles in using product syngas for electric power generation and biofuels is the removal of tar. The purpose of this research was to develop and evaluate effectiveness of tar removal methods by cooling the syngas and using wood shavings as filtering media. The performance of the wood shavings filter equipped with an oil bubbler and heat exchanger as cooling systems was tested using tar-laden syngas generated from a 20-kW downdraft gasifier. The tar reduction efficiencies of wood shavings filter, wood shavings filter with heat exchanger, and wood shavings filter with oil bubbler were 10%, 61%, and 97%, respectively.
Keywords
  • Biomass,
  • Gasification,
  • Tar,
  • Syngas cleaning,
  • Dry filter
Publication Date
2017
DOI
10.3390/en10030349
Publisher Statement

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

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Citation Information
Sunil Thapa, Prakash Bhoi, Ajay Kumar and Raymond Huhnke. "Effects of Syngas Cooling and Biomass Filter Medium on Tar Removal. Energies" Energies Vol. 10 Iss. 3 (2017) p. 349 - 361 ISSN: 1996-1073
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/prakash-bhoi/2/