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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 271-279
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.271.279
 
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Modeling and Simulation of Down Draft Wood Gasifier

S. Siva Kumar, K. Pitchandi and E. Natarajan

Abstract:
The conversion of biomass by gasification into a fuel suitable for use in a gas engine increases greatly the potential usefulness of biomass as a renewable resource. Gasification is a robust proven technology that can be operated either as a simple, low technology system based on a fixed-bed gasifier, or as a more sophisticated system using fluidized-bed technology. Hence there is huge expectation from the user industry for its application. For a country like India with its vast agricultural residues, there is a large requirement for an efficient power generation system. The critical operating parameters that affect the gasifier performance are wood diameter, air temperature, moisture content throat angle and throat diameter of fixed gasifier geometry. In the present study, mathematical model was developed to characterize the gasification performance of a typical biomass downdraft gasifier and the validated model is used to simulate the parametric study.
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How to cite this article:

S. Siva Kumar, K. Pitchandi and E. Natarajan, 2008. Modeling and Simulation of Down Draft Wood Gasifier. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 271-279.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.271.279

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2008.271.279

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