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Asian Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 52-59
DOI: 10.3923/ajaps.2010.52.59
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Wood Gas from the Suction Gasifier-An Experimental Analysis

M. Iqbal, Z.A. Zainal, M.M. Mahadzir and H. Suhaimi

In respect to global issues of sustainable energy, biomass energy represent as a potential means for substituting conventional sources. This energy can be produced through the gasification process. In the study, a suction biomass gasifier is used to carry out the gasification experiments with the wood waste and connected to diesel engine-generator to generate electricity. The moisture content of the wood waste was measured and determined as 11.4% (dry basis) and the calorific value was found approximately 20.6 MJ kg-1. The proximate analysis shows that the wood contains 11.36% of fixed carbon, 78.12% of volatile matter and 0.22% of ash on dry basis. The producer gas from the gasification process is comprised of a combustible gaseous which can be used to generate electricity. The diesel displacement rate gains 53.4% at 3 kW as a function of electrical power. The dual fuel mode engine efficiency reduced to 13.9% compared to diesel alone mode 23.1% at 3 kW, respectively. The concentration of the pollutions such as carbon monoxide (CO), Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) was carefully measured. Result shows that the emission level of CO increased, while the NOx decreased in dual fuel mode.
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How to cite this article:

M. Iqbal, Z.A. Zainal, M.M. Mahadzir and H. Suhaimi, 2010. Wood Gas from the Suction Gasifier-An Experimental Analysis. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 3: 52-59.

DOI: 10.3923/ajaps.2010.52.59






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