Project Synopsis

Preliminary process evaluation of a biomass gasifier, associated gas cleaning system, and third party engineering review of pilot plant.

Project Summary

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.

Industry Type

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Syngas Production

Utilized Skills

  • Heat balance
  • Syngas cleaning process review
  • Pilot plant evaluation

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