Assessment of Suitable Energy Conversion Scenarios of Common Reeds, Phragmites Australis

M. Baratieri, F. Patuzzi, N. Thevs & S. Zerbe
The aim of this work, inserted in the frame of SuWaRest (Sustainable Water management and wetland Restoration in settlements of continental-arid Central Asia) project, is the individuation and feasibility evaluation of different scenarios of energy conversion of reeds (Phragmites australis), keeping into account torrefaction, pyrolysis and gasification paths. An enhanced gas-solid equilibrium model has been used in order to estimate the theoretical yield and the equilibrium composition of the reaction products (syngas and char) of...