Simulation of Biomass Gasification Processes with ASPEN Plus by Decoupling the Main Chemical Phenomena Occurring in a Gasifier

L. Abdelouahed, G. Mauviel, J.P. Corriou, G. Verdier, O. Authier & A. Dufour
Simulation of biomass gasification processes by detailed flow diagrams and an Aspen Plus ® type model is a powerful tool to evaluate mass and energy flows as a function of processes designs. The simulation of the gasification reactor is one of the main key points to achieve a convenient process description. The paper addresses a detailed methodology for the simulation of a biomass gasifier by coupling Aspen Plus and Fortran softwares. The main reactions occurring...