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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 95-103
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.95.103
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Performance and Characteristics of a Cyclone Gasifier for Gasification of Sawdust

Muhamad Azman Miskam, Z.A. Zainal and M.Y. Idroas

The performance and characteristics of a cyclone gasifier for gasification of sawdust has been studied and evaluated. The system applied a technique to gasify sawdust through the concept of cyclonic motion driven by air injected at atmospheric pressure. This study covers the results obtained for gasification of ground sawdust from local furniture industries with size distribution ranging from 0.25 to 1 mm. It was found that the typical wall temperature for initiating stable gasification process was about 400°C. The heating value of producer gas was about 3.9 MJ m-3 that is sufficient for stable combustion in a dual-fuel engine generator. The highest thermal output from the cyclone gasifier was 57.35 kWT. The highest value of mass conversion efficiency and enthalpy balance were 60 and 98.7%, respectively. The highest efficiency of the cyclone gasifier obtained was 73.4% and this compares well with other researchers. The study has identified the optimum operational condition for gasifying sawdust in a cyclone gasifier and made conclusions as to how the steady gasification process can be achieved.
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How to cite this article:

Muhamad Azman Miskam, Z.A. Zainal and M.Y. Idroas, 2008. Performance and Characteristics of a Cyclone Gasifier for Gasification of Sawdust. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 95-103.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.95.103






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