Modeling a Biorefinery System Consisting of Water Hyacinth Pretreatment Integrated with Supercritical Water Gasification

W. Hongsiri & W. De Jong
Water Hyacinth is a plant species abundantly available in some tropical countries like Thailand. A biorefinery concept is worked out consisting of wet biomass pretreatment integrated with supercritical water gasification. Aspen PlusTM process modeling software is used to model this system. The plant species is a very attractive substrate for production of green platform chemicals and biofuels(s) because of its extremely low cost and their huge potential growth in fresh water. In this system modeling...