Behaviour of Olivine and γ-Alumina as Primary Catalyst in Steam Gasification of Pinewood Sawdust in a Conical Spouted Bed Reactor

A. Erkiaga, J. Alvarez, G. Lopez, M. Amutio, I. Barbarias, M. Artetxe & M. Olazar
Olivine and .-alumina have been used as primary catalysts for tar elimination in the continuous steam gasification of pine wood sawdust in a bench-scale plant provided with a conical spouted bed reactor. A comparison of the performance of each catalyst with that observed for a bed made up of inert silica sand shows that both catalysts have a significant activity for tar cracking/reforming, given that the amount of tar obtained by operating with beds of...