Air Gasification of Railroad Wood Ties: Influence of Additives on Tar Removal in a Two-Stage Gasifier

T.-Y. Mun, J.-W. Kim & J.-S. Kim
Railroad wood ties treated creosote poses a significant problem in its treatment in South Korea. In the work, air gasification of railroad wood ties treated creosote were conducted in a two-stage gasifier consisting of a bubbling fluidized bed zone and a tar cracking zone with various additives in order to achieve two aims, the production of a high-quality producer gas having low tar and high caloric value, and the determination of the optimal operation conditions...