Journal of Pollution Effects & Control

Journal of Pollution Effects & Control
Open Access

ISSN: 2375-4397

Meyer EL

Meyer EL

South Africa

  • Research Article
    Thermal Analysis and Computer Simulation of Biomass and Biomass/ Sorbent Blends for Gasification Purposes
    Author(s): Mabuda AI, Mampweli NS and Meyer ELMabuda AI, Mampweli NS and Meyer EL

    Biomass is one of the main renewable energy sources and coupled with carbon dioxide adsorbent material, such as calcium oxide sorbent, it increases the biomass conversion efficiency during gasification. This study aims to investigate the thermal degradation behavior of biomass and biomass/sorbent blends. Thermal stability is the stability of the material to resist change in physical shape as its temperature change. The purpose of this study is to determine the thermal stability and the conversion efficiency of biomass and biomass with sorbent blends. Thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA) was employed to determine the thermal stability of biomass and sorbent mixtures of pine-wood, calcium oxide (CaO), and or magnesium oxide (MgO), which will ultimately determine the gasification characteristics of the blends. A mixture resulted in the highest thermal stability and conversion efficiency com.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2375-4397.1000105

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