Catalytic Cracking of Biomass Tars: a Model-Study of Naphtalene Cracking with Mineral Based Catalysts

C. Parsland & M. Strand
In the production of syngas from biomass gasification the resulting raw gas needs to be low in both tar and particulates but also optimized in its composition. Different bed materials have been studied in the purpose of catalytically reducing tars. The set-up has been in lab-scale and naphtalene has been used as a model substance. One problem that can occur when using porous and active bed materials is abrasion of the solids which causes formation...