Characterisation and Potential Applications of Soot Particles Produced in a Commercial Biomass Gasification Plant

G. San Miguel, M. Hernández & J. Sánchez-Caba
Soot particles generated in a commercial scale biomass gasification plant have been investigated to determine their physical and chemical characteristics and evaluate their potential application as fuels or adsorbents. The as received particles were characterised for their: elemental composition; proximate composition (moisture, ash and volatile matter content); particulate size distribution; heating value; surface area and porosity characteristics; morphological characteristics by scanning electron microscopy (SEM); thermal behaviour under inert (N2) and oxidising (air) atmospheric conditions. Aqueous...