A critical analysis on the gasification of lignocellulosic and polymeric wastes

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Abstract

The present study compares the energetic potential of the gasification gasproduced from the gasification of lignocellulosic wastes (Eucalyptus) and its co-gasification withpolymeric wastes (Refuse-Derivate-Fuel pellets) at an incorporation rate of 30 wt%. The gasification tests were performed using a downdraft reactor, at 800 C,and the gasification gas was collected at equilibrium conditions. The gasification by-products (biochars and tars) were also collected at the end of each test. The results demonstrated that these two types of fuels, may be successfullyconverted producing a syngas with a heating value exceeding 5 MJ/Nm3. The results also demonstrate the advantage of adding polymeric waste to the lignocellulosic biomass, since feeding operations are facilitated by mixing those fuels and the calorific value of the gasification gasincreased by 6% to a final value of 5.4 MJ/Nm3.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities III - Selected papers from the 5th International Conference Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2019
EditorsCândida Vilarinho, Fernando Castro, Margarida Gonçalves, Ana Luísa Fernando
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages555-560
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780367257774
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event5th International Conference Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2019 - Costa da Caparica, Portugal
Duration: 4 Sep 20196 Sep 2019

Conference

Conference5th International Conference Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2019
CountryPortugal
CityCosta da Caparica
Period4/09/196/09/19

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