Preliminary process evaluation of a biomass gasifier, associated gas cleaning system, and third party engineering review of pilot plant.
SYNGAS PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND GAS CLEANUP SYSTEMS PROCESS EVALUATION
The client owns the design of a proprietary pilot-scale gasifier for biomass. Process Engineering Associates (PROCESS) was contracted by the client to perform a preliminary process evaluation of the gasifier and associated gas cleaning system, which was designed to render a product gas suitable for use by prospective end-users.
Project tasks included the following:
- Used client gas stream characterization to calculate the heat balance of the system
- Preliminary technical evaluation of the pilot facility’s gasifier and gas cleaning systems
The client wanted an independent review of the pilot system to present to prospective clients of the commercial-scale system currently in development. PROCESS developed a final project report that included conclusions as to the technical feasibility of the existing pilot-scale facility. Furthermore, PROCESS presented several potential process improvement ideas to the client for the gas cleaning system to improve the operability of the commercial-scale system.
- Alternative Fuels
- Syngas Production
- Heat balance
- Syngas cleaning process review
- Pilot plant evaluation
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