Commenced in January 2007
Paper Count: 31023
Computational Tool for Techno-Economical Evaluation of Steam/Oxygen Fluidized Bed Biomass Gasification Technologies
Abstract:The paper presents a computational tool developed for the evaluation of technical and economic advantages of an innovative cleaning and conditioning technology of fluidized bed steam/oxygen gasifiers outlet product gas. This technology integrates into a single unit the steam gasification of biomass and the hot gas cleaning and conditioning system. Both components of the computational tool, process flowsheet and economic evaluator, have been developed under IPSEpro software. The economic model provides information that can help potential users, especially small and medium size enterprises acting in the regenerable energy field, to decide the optimal scale of a plant and to better understand both potentiality and limits of the system when applied to a wide range of conditions.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1333534Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 1455
 U. Arena, F. Di Gregorio, M. Santonastasi, "A techno-economic comparison between two design configurations for a small scale, biomass-to-energy gasification based system," Chem. Eng. J., vol. 162, pp. 580-590, 2010.
 L. Wang, C. L. Weller, D. D. Jones, M. A. Hanna, "Contemporary issues in thermal gasification of biomass and its application to electricity and fuel production," Biomass Bioenerg., vol. 32, pp. 573- 581, 2008.
 M. Bolhar-Nordenkampf, Techno-Economic Assessment on the Gasification of Biomass on the Large Scale for Heat and Power Production, Vienna University of Technology, 2004, ch.2.
 M. Bolh├ár-Nordenkampf , H. Hofbauer, "Gasification Demonstration Plants In Austria," IV. International Slovak Biomass Forum, Bratislava February 9th - 10th 2004, pp. 227 - 230.
 H. Hofbauer, H. Knoef, "Success Stories on Biomass Gasification," in Handbook biomass gasification, BTG, 2005, pp. 115-161.
 P. U. Foscolo, K. Gallucci, "Integration of particulate abatement, removal of trace elements and tar reforming in one biomass steam gasification reactor yielding high purity syngas for efficient CHP and power plants", in 16th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Valencia, 2-6 June 2008.
 T. Proll, H. Hofbauer, "Development and Application of a Comprehenvsive Simulation Tool for Biomass Gasification Based Processes," IJCRE, vol. 6, 2008, A89.
 IPSEpro Process Simulator, System Version 4.0, SimTech Simulation Technology, 2008.
 S. Furnsinn, M. Gunther, C. Stummer, "Adopting energy flow charts for the economic analysis of process innovations," Technovation, vol. 27 pp. 693-703, 2007.
 F. Nagel, T. Schildhauer, N. McCaughey, S. Biollaz, "Biomassintegrated gasification fuel cell systems - Part 2: Economic analysis," Int. J. Hydrogen. Energ., vol. 34, pp. 6826-6844, 2009.
 A.C. Caputo, M. Palumbo, P.M. Pelagagge, F. Scacchia, "Economics of biomass energy utilization in combustion and gasification plants: effects of logistic variables," Biomass Bioenerg., vol. 28, pp. 35-51, 2005.
 J. Rutherford, Heat and Power Applications of Advanced Biomass Gasifiers in New Zealand-s Wood Industry, MS Thesis, Univ. Canterbury, 2006.
 C. Penniall, Feasibility Study into the Potential for Gasification Plant in the New Zealand Wood Processing Industry, MS Thesis, Univ. Canterbury, 2008.
 T. Bruton, F. Tottenham, Biomass CHP market potential in the Western Region: An assessment, Western Development Commission - WDC, Irland, September 2008.
 M. Bolhar-Nordenkampf, T. Pröll, C. Aichernig, H. Hofbauer: "Techno Economical Assessment Of Combined Heat And Power Production From Biomass," in: Proccedings of the 2nd World Conference and Exhibition on Biomass, 2004, pp. 2105 - 2108.