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Studies on Increasing Specific Calorific Value of Producer Gas in Auto-gasification of Wooden Pallets by Steam Injection

  • G. PrabakaranEmail author
  • S. Mathiyazhagan
  • C. V. Dinesh Kumar
  • N. Gunaseelan
  • V. Kirubakaran
Conference paper

Abstract

Gasification is a viable method for converting solid combustibles into gaseous fuel. Auto-gasification is a technique of converting solid combustible into gaseous fuel by bio-oxygen. During auto-gasification, the influence of nitrogen is reduced drastically. This paper further attempts to increase the specific calorific value of admitting steam in the gasification process. This increases the level of hydrogen and reduces the tar formation. The thermal degradation study has been carried out using muffle furnace. Also, the fractural mechanism study on wooden pallets has been evaluated.

Keywords

Gasification Auto-gasification Bio-oxygen Calorific value Thermal degradation 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge UGC for funding the M.Tech. Renewable Energy under Innovative Programme Scheme.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Prabakaran
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. Mathiyazhagan
    • 1
  • C. V. Dinesh Kumar
    • 1
  • N. Gunaseelan
    • 1
  • V. Kirubakaran
    • 1
  1. 1.Rural Energy CentreThe Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed UniversityDindigulIndia

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