Effects of Syngas Cooling and Biomass Filter Medium on Tar Removal
Biomass gasification is a proven technology; however, one of the major obstacles in using product syngas for electric power generation and biofuels is the removal of tar. The purpose of this research was to develop and evaluate effectiveness of tar removal methods by cooling the syngas and using wood shavings as filtering media. The performance of the wood shavings filter equipped with an oil bubbler and heat exchanger as cooling systems was tested using tar-laden syngas generated from a 20-kW downdraft gasifier. The tar reduction efficiencies of wood shavings filter, wood shavings filter with heat exchanger, and wood shavings filter with oil bubbler were 10%, 61%, and 97%, respectively.
Thapa, Sunil, Prakashbhai R. Bhoi, Ajay Kumar, Raymond L. Huhnke.
"Effects of Syngas Cooling and Biomass Filter Medium on Tar Removal."
Energies, 10 (3): MDPI.
doi: 10.3390/en10030349 source: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/10/3/349