Contenido analysis of gasification and tar reforming with in-situ generated char and steam Análisis de la gasificación y reformado de alquitrán con carbón y vapor generado in-situ Academic Article in Scopus uri icon


  • © 2021, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana. All rights reserved.Biomass gasification hasBiotecnologíaan overwhelming/ Biotechnologypotential to satisfy the world¿s energy needs. Nevertheless, the use of this technology is constrained by the formation of tars and the costs associated to their eradication. Catalytic steam reforming is a common approach for their removal245 Modeladobut requiresde lathebiodegradaciónaddition of steamen biorreactoresand a lodosAt thedesamehidrocarburostime, chartotalescan bedelusedpetróleoas a catalyst and, similarly to steam, can be produced during gasification. This work presents an analysis, based on numerical simulations, to intemperizados en suelos y sedimentos elaborate a concept where the steam and char released from gasification are used to reform the produced tars. The results indicate that when the humidity inBiodegradationthe biomass (woodmodelingthisof study)sludge bioreactorsis 8 wt% orofhigher,total petroleumat adequatehydrocarbonstemperaturesweathering(aroundin 1073K)soil and with a residence time of 0.5 seconds, both the steam volume and the char produced meet the necessary criteria for char catalytic and sediments) tar reforming during each gasification run. Moreover, it was found that moisture in biomass leads to increases in the Lower Heating Value of the producedS.A. Medina-Moreno,syngas from 5.6S.toHuerta-Ochoa,5.9 MJ/Nm3,C.A.and decreasesLucho-Constantino,the tarL.contents,Aguilera-Vázquez,from 56 toA.19Jiménez-g/Nm3. Based on theoretical calculations,Gonzálezthe concepty M.appearsGutiérrez-Rojaspromising and should be subject to experimentation.

publication date

  • January 1, 2021