In this paper, a one-dimensional unsteady state mathematical model for the simulation of a small scale fixed-bed updraft gasifier is presented. The model is based on a set of differential equations which couples heat and mass transport in the solid and gas phases with sewage sludge drying and devolatilization, char gasification and combustion of both char and gaseous species. The model was used to simulate the behavior of sewage sludge with 20 % moisture in an updraft fixed-bed gasifier (2 m height, 0.165 m i.d.) of a pilot-scale plant operating at atmospheric pressure. Good agreement was achieved between predictions and experimental measurements for the dynamic axial temperature profiles and the steady state composition of the producer gas.

Gasification of sewage sludge: Mathematical Modelling of an updraft gasifier

SEGGIANI, MAURIZIA;PUCCINI, MONICA;VITOLO, SANDRA
2013

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In this paper, a one-dimensional unsteady state mathematical model for the simulation of a small scale fixed-bed updraft gasifier is presented. The model is based on a set of differential equations which couples heat and mass transport in the solid and gas phases with sewage sludge drying and devolatilization, char gasification and combustion of both char and gaseous species. The model was used to simulate the behavior of sewage sludge with 20 % moisture in an updraft fixed-bed gasifier (2 m height, 0.165 m i.d.) of a pilot-scale plant operating at atmospheric pressure. Good agreement was achieved between predictions and experimental measurements for the dynamic axial temperature profiles and the steady state composition of the producer gas.
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