Wei, Lin and Pordesimo, Lester O. and Haryanto, Agus and Wooten, James (2011) Co-gasification of hardwood chips and crude glycerol in a pilot scale downdraft gasifier. Bioresource Technology, 102. pp. 6266-6272.

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Seeking appropriate approaches to utilize the crude glycerol produced in biodiesel production is very important for the economic viability and environmental impacts of biodiesel industry. Gasification may be one of options for addressing this issue. Co-gasification of hardwood chips blending with crude glycerol in various loading levels was undertaken in the study involving a pilot scale fixed-bed downdraft gasifier. The results indicated that crude glycerol loading levels affected the gasifier’s performance and the quality of syngas produced. When crude glycerol loading level increased, the CO, CH4, and tar concentrations of the syngas also increased but particle concentration decreased. Though further testing is suggested, downdraft gasifiers could be run well with hardwood chips blending with liquid crude glycerol up to 20 (wt%). The syngas produced had relatively good quality for fueling internal combustion engines. This study provides a considerable way to utilize crude glycerol.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian (FP) > Prodi Teknik Pertanian
Depositing User: Dr. Ir. AGUS HARYANTO
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2016 15:41
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 15:41
URI: http://repository.lppm.unila.ac.id/id/eprint/782

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