Next Article in Journal
Battery Design for Successful Electrification in Public Transport
Next Article in Special Issue
Effect of Recycle Solvent Hydrotreatment on Oil Yield of Direct Coal Liquefaction
Previous Article in Journal
Three-Phase High-Power and Zero-Current-Switching OBC for Plug-In Electric Vehicles
Previous Article in Special Issue
Thermo-Mechanical Simulations of Rock Behavior in Underground Coal Gasification Show Negligible Impact of Temperature-Dependent Parameters on Permeability Changes
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Energies 2015, 8(7), 6705-6714; doi:10.3390/en8076705

Simulation of Syngas Production from Lignin Using Guaiacol as a Model Compound

1
Facultad de Ingeniería Química, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo. Edificio "V1", Ciudad Universitaria, 58060, Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
2
Facultad de Ingeniería en Tecnología de la Madera, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo. Edificio "D", Ciudad Universitaria, 58060, Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Mehrdad Massoudi
Received: 13 May 2015 / Revised: 7 June 2015 / Accepted: 17 June 2015 / Published: 30 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Coal Combustion and Gasification)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [1758 KB, uploaded 30 June 2015]   |  

Abstract

Lignin is an abundant component in biomass that can be used a feedstock for producing several value-added products, including biofuels. However, lignin is a complex molecule (involving in its structure three types of phenylpropane units: coumaryl, coniferyl and sinapyl), which is difficult to implement in any process simulation task. The lignin from softwood is formed mainly by coniferyl units; therefore, in this work the use of the guaiacol molecule to model softwood lignin in the simulation of the syngas process (H2 + CO) is proposed. A Gibbs reactor in ASPEN PLUS® was feed with ratios of water and guaiacol from 0.5 to 20. The pressure was varied from 0.05 to 1.01 MPa and the temperature in the range of 200–3200 °C. H2, CO, CO2, CH4, O2 and C as graphite were considered in the output stream. The pressure, temperature and ratio water/guaiacol conditions for syngas production for different H2/CO ratio are discussed. The obtained results allow to determine the operating conditions to improve the syngas production and show that C as graphite and water decomposition can be avoided. View Full-Text
Keywords: gasification of lignin; guaiacol as lignin model compound; syngas production gasification of lignin; guaiacol as lignin model compound; syngas production
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).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Rodríguez-Olalde, N.E.; Mendoza-Chávez, E.A.; Castro-Montoya, A.J.; Saucedo-Luna, J.; Maya-Yescas, R.; Rutiaga-Quiñones, J.G.; Ortega, J.M.P. Simulation of Syngas Production from Lignin Using Guaiacol as a Model Compound. Energies 2015, 8, 6705-6714.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Energies EISSN 1996-1073 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top