Development of a modified equilibrium model for biomass pilot-scale fluidized bed gasifier performance predictions Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 Elsevier Ltd The objective of this work is to develop a thermodynamic model considering non-stoichiometric restrictions. The model validation was done from experimental works using a bench-scale fluidized bed gasifier with wood chips, dairy manure, and sorghum. The model was used for a further parametric study to predict the performance of a pilot-scale fluidized biomass gasifier. The Gibbs free energy minimization was applied to the modified equilibrium model considering a heat loss to the surroundings, carbon efficiency, and two non-equilibrium factors based on empirical correlations of ER and gasification temperature. The model was in a good agreement with RMS <4 for the produced gas. The parametric study ranges were 0.01

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author list (cited authors)

  • Rodriguez-Alejandro, D. A., Nam, H., Maglinao, A., Capareda, S. C., & Aguilera-Alvarado, A. F.

citation count

  • 30

complete list of authors

  • Rodriguez-Alejandro, David A||Nam, Hyungseok||Maglinao, Amado L Jr||Capareda, Sergio C||Aguilera-Alvarado, Alberto F

publication date

  • November 2016

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