Improvement of the Energy Flux of a Multi-Staged Gasification System by Employing Pinch Analysis

B. Plank, M.B. Huber, A.A.L. Giovannini & M.G. Schnitzlein
The multi-stage gasification systems represent one of the most promising methods to generate clean energy in future. Because of the worldwide increasing energy demand and the associated CO2 increase this system has to be improved to gain the most out of this process and to decrease its energy consumption. [1] The thermo­chemical process of the multi-stage gasification gives, on closer examination, some possibilities to accomplish energy savings. The pinch analysis is one of the most...