Gasification of a Dried Sewage Sludge in a Laboratory Scale Fixed Bed Reactor
AbstractThis paper presents an investigation of sewage sludge gasification in a fixed bed gasifier. Experiments were conducted on a laboratory scale fixed bed gasifier. In the experiments, two types of dried sewage sludge were tested and their properties were analysed. Parameters such as air ratio λ = 0.12 to 0.27, gasification agent temperature t = 50 to 250 °C and gasification agent composition ( = 0.21 and > 0.21) were found to influence on temperature distribution, syngas Lower Heating Value (LHV) and syngas composition. The results indicate that the syngas LHV was found to decrease with increased air ratio for all analyzed cases: cold and preheated air and cold enriched air. The increase in the percentage of the main combustible components was accompanied by a decrease in the concentration of carbon dioxide. Increasing oxygen concentration increased the temperature, which tended to favor the formation of smaller molecules in the gas mixture. Thus, the enriched air medium produced a gas with a higher LHV. In contrast to conventional gasification, gasification process with gasification agent preheating causes that the flux of heat necessary to support endothermic gasification reactions is producing more effective. Air preheating causes increases hydrogen and carbon monoxide production. View Full-Text
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Werle, S. Gasification of a Dried Sewage Sludge in a Laboratory Scale Fixed Bed Reactor. Energies 2015, 8, 8562-8572.
Werle S. Gasification of a Dried Sewage Sludge in a Laboratory Scale Fixed Bed Reactor. Energies. 2015; 8(8):8562-8572.Chicago/Turabian Style
Werle, Sebastian. 2015. "Gasification of a Dried Sewage Sludge in a Laboratory Scale Fixed Bed Reactor." Energies 8, no. 8: 8562-8572.