Steam Gasification of Pine Wood in a Fluidized Bed Reactor: Model Development and Validation at Different Operative Conditions

L. Vecchione, M. Moneti, E. Bocci, A. Di Carlo, M. Villarini, M. Carlini & P.U. Foscolo
One of the most important issues in biomass gasification is the correct prediction of gasification products, with particular attention to the Topping Atmosphere Residues (TARs). In this work, performed within the European 7FP UNIfHY project, develops and validates experimentally a model able of predicting the outputs, including TARs, of a steam-fluidized bed biomass gasifier. Pine wood was chosen as biomass feedstock: the products obtained in pyrolysis tests are the relevant model input. Hydrodynamics and chemical...