Alireza Mehrdadfar, Majid Amidpour, Najmeh Bashiri and Abbas Akhavan Sepahi
Islamic Azad University, Iran
K N Toosi University of Technology, Iran
Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
Islamic Azad University, Tehran North Branch
Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Fundam Renewable Energy Appl
Azolla is non-native aquatic plants that introduced into the Anzali wetlands, Azolla is recognized as Environmental threat in Anzali Wetland. We produced biogas from Azolla biomass via supercritical water gasification and as a result we achieved to produce biogas that contained 30% hydrogen. CHP is the sequential or simultaneous generation of multiple forms of useful energy (usually mechanical and thermal) in a single, integrated system. We simulated and optimized different units of CHP such as gas turbine, internal combustion, sterling, etc., and use biogas of Azolla fern as feed to investigate Azolla ability for power generation, through Aspen Plus. We achieved 1 MW to 2.25 MW electricity from these small scale power plants. Consequently, the results of our study depicted that this fern which is known as threat, can be used as an alternative biomass feedstock for efficient power generation and indicates that biogas from Azolla biomass had excellent and considerable ability in order to generate power and less NOX emission.
Alireza Mehrdadfar has completed his Master’s from Islamic Azad University. He is the Director of Energy Section in FATH Company, a premier Bioenergy organization.