Chemical processes in tar removal from biomass derived fuel gas by pulsed corona discharges

S.A. Nair, A.J.M. Pemen, K. Yan, E.J.M. Heesch, van, K.J. Ptasinski, A.A.H. Drinkenburg

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Abstract

Cleaning or conditioning of fuel gas from biomass gasification is perhaps one of the main obstacles for utilization of biomass as a source of power generation. Various methods exist, but, so far, none of them have been reported to be reliable for long-term operation. In our present research, we try to couple our advancements in pulsed power technology for industrial applications to the application mentioned. Here we focus on the chemical processes that occur during pulsed corona fuel gas cleaning. Experimental results at 200°C show that the main process for tar (heavy aromatic hydrocarbons) removal is mainly via oxidation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-680
Number of pages16
JournalPlasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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