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  • Marek Dudynski - Modern Technologies and Filtration Sp. z o.o., Poland


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We present the design of a novel oxygen-steam-air updraft gasification plant and technological process capable of delivering high quality producer gas. Gas with calorific value of 8 MJ/m3 is cleaned with an absorption type gas purification unit and then coupled with a piston engine for electricity production with 31% efficiency. We present the results of test runs of the installation with various combinations of gasification agents and plasma torch influence on gas quality and tar removal. We have used a classical hot plasma torch for tar cracking, but it creates a problem with proper gas mixing with very high temperature flame requiring special design of the mixing chamber. In the future development we plan to install a cold plasma reactor for more selective heavy tar reforming prior to gas entering purification unit.


Editorial History

  • Received: 13 Nov 2018
  • Revised: 03 Apr 2019
  • Accepted: 08 Apr 2019
  • Available online: 19 May 2019


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