Author

Rui Li

Advisor

Yu, Fei

Committee Member

Zhao, Meng

Committee Member

To, Filip Suminto D.

Committee Member

Mlsna, Todd E.

Committee Member

Srinivasan, Radhakrishnan

Date of Degree

1-1-2012

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Agriculture Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department

Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Abstract

In pellet production, the parameters, such as densification pressure, temperature, feed moisture content, and coal and biomass concentration, that affected pelletizing and pellet quality were investigated. Gasification was carried out in a downdraft gasifier by using red oak hard wood as the feedstock. The raw syngas primarily contained carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen (H2), carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrogen (N2) as well as contaminants such as ash, water vapor, ammonia, and oxygen. Ash was removed with the filter bag. Water vapor was removed by desiccant absorption. Ammonia was removed by water scrubbing. Oxygen was removed by a CuO/CeO2-Al2O3 catalyst in a fixed-bed tubular reactor from 1% to less than 1ppm. After cleaning, the syngas was compressed up to 2000 psig pressure. The clean syngas was readily used for the Fischer-Tropsch catalytic reaction.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/18920

Comments

syngas||gasifier||gas clean

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