Decomposition of Tar Model Compound Toluene by Treatment with the High-temperature Hydrogen/Oxygen Flame

M. Granovskii, R. Gerspacher, T. Pugsley & F. Sanchez
A complete decomposition of all organic molecules generated as a result of biomass gasification into simple inorganic species like CO and H2 (syngas) means both an improved energy efficiency and technological robustness of the process of renewable synthesis gas (syngas) production. The syngas could be then converted into synthetic fuels, chemicals or electricity. A contamination of the produced syngas with polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) promotes an origination of tar which, when the temperature of the gas...