The Description and Optimisation of a Continuous Wood Char Bed Gasification Reactor

G. Teixeira, L. Van De Steene, S. Salvador, E. Martin, S. Kohler & J.L. Dirion
The current paper presents a study combining experimentation and modelling of char gasification in a continuous fixed bed reactor. The char bed gasification was characterised using the Continuous Fixed Bed Reactor (CFiBR) at CIRAD (Montpellier, France). This reactor replicates the gasification zone apart from the rest of the zones present at fixed bed gasification processes. It is instrumented specifically to allow the measurement of thermal and chemical profiles all the way along the bed. Indeed,...