2013, Volume 16, Issue 2
The Role Assessment of the Catalysts Based on Metal Oxides in the Waste Biomass Gasification Process
1 National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICSI Rm. Valcea, Uzinei Street no. 4, PO Box Râureni 7, 240050, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania
2 Research Station for Fruit Growing Valcea, Calea lui Traian, no. 464, 240263, Rm. Valcea, Romania
Biomass is a promising sustainable energy source. Managing renewable energy such as residual biomass in an effective way is a challenge for the energy industry. The biomass gasification technologies to produce hydrogen-rich fuel gas present highly interesting possibilities for biomass utilization as the sustainable energy. In this work was investigated the catalysts behaviour based on metal oxides in the process to obtain hydrogen-rich gas by applying the steam gasification technique of the residual biomass. Characteristics of steam gasification of two kinds of biomass (rapeseed oil cakes and walnut shells ) at different heating rate (in the order of 10-20°C s−1) and different metal oxide catalysts ( CaO, MgO and a mixture 50
Biomass, gasification, steam, catalyst, hydrogen, fuel gas.
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